Russia
Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation 2.svg
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Наши парни (Our Boys)
AssociationRussian Football Union
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachVacant
CaptainSergei Abramov
Top scorerKonstantin Eremenko (122)
FIFA codeRUS
FIFA ranking5 Steady (July 2022)[1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Soviet Union Soviet Union 6–2 Hungary 
(Agrigento, Italy, 24 April 1991)[2]
 Belgium 4–6 Russia 
(Eindhoven, Netherlands, 18 September 1992)[2]
Biggest win
 Russia 31–2 Solomon Islands 
(Brasília, Brazil, 6 October 2008)[3]
Biggest defeat
 Russia 0–7 Brazil 
(Brasília, Brazil, 4 October 2008)
World Cup
Appearances7 (First in 1992)
Best resultSilver Runners-up (2016)
UEFA Futsal Championship
Appearances11 (First in 1996)
Best resultGold Champions (1999)
World Cup
Appearances8 (First in 1991)
Best result4th place (1997, 2000, 2011)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances3 (First in 2010)
Best result2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runners-up (2011, 2013)

The Russian national futsal team (Russian: Сборная России по футзалу, Sbornaya Rossii po futsalu) is the national futsal team of Russia. The team is controlled by the Russian Football Union and affiliats with UEFA. Because of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, FIFA and Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) suspended all Russian teams from FIFA and UEFA competitions, whether national representative teams or club teams.[4]

Russia has qualified for seven World Cups (19922000, 20082021) and for every edition of the European Championships. They won the European Championships once, in 1999, with their best World Cup coming in 2016 where they finished runners-up to Argentina.

History

Russia's FIFA Futsal World Cup history began inauspiciously in 1992, when a poor defensive record of 16 goals conceded in three matches meant elimination at the group stage. A turnaround in Spain four years later saw the Russians claim a third spot. Russia's most recent appearance on the world stage came at the 2000 finals in Guatemala, where they took fourth after a 4–2 defeat to Portugal in the third-place play-off. At the UEFA Futsal Championship in late 2007, a new generation finished third.[citation needed]

Russia was drawn in a group of three nations in qualifying for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008, but after France withdrew at the last minute, the berth in the next round was decided in a single eliminator against Serbia. The Russians won 3–2. At the final tournament, Russia was drawn in Group A. Russia finished second and qualified for the Second round. This time Russia was drawn in Group F. After losing to Spain in the opening match, Russia went on to scrape through to set up a semi-final against Brazil. However, Russia was unable to past Brazil and eventually placed fourth after losing out to Italy in the Third place playoff final.[citation needed]

Because of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the FIFA and Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) suspended from FIFA and UEFA competitions all Russian teams, whether national representative teams or club teams.[4]

Results and fixtures

Main article: Russia national futsal team results

Legend

  Win   Draw   Loss   Void or Postponed   Fixture

2021

12 September 2021 (2021-09-12) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group B RFU  9–0  Egypt Vilnius, Lithuania
16:00 EEST (UTC+3)
  • Kudziev 6'
  • Chishkala 13', 16', 30'
  • Antoshkin 28'
  • El-Ashwal 28' (o.g.)
  • Abramov 31' (pen.), 32'
  • Milovanov 36'
Report (FIFA) Stadium: Avia Solutions Group Arena
Referee: Gean Telles (Brazil)
15 September 2021 (2021-09-15) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group B Uzbekistan  2–4  RFU Vilnius, Lithuania
20:00 EEST (UTC+3)
  • Choriev 21'
  • Adilov 28'
Report (FIFA)
Stadium: Avia Solutions Group Arena
Referee: Cristian Espindola (Chile)
18 September 2021 (2021-09-18) FIFA Futsal World Cup GS Group B Guatemala  1–4  RFU Kaunas, Lithuania
18:00 EEST (UTC+3)
  • Alvarado 25' (pen.)
Report (FIFA)
  • Afanasev 2'
  • Asadov 10'
  • Abramov 14'
  • Antoshkin 27'
Stadium: Žalgiris Arena
Referee: Henry Gutiérrez (Bolivia)
22 September 2021 (2021-09-22) FIFA Futsal World Cup R16 RFU  3–2  Vietnam Vilnius, Lithuania
17:30
  • Nguyễn Đắc Huy 18'
  • Phạm Đức Hòa 39'
Stadium: Avia Solutions Group Arena
Referee: Roberto López (Panama)
26 September 2021 (2021-09-26) FIFA Futsal World Cup QF RFU  1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
 Argentina Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
18:30
  • Antoshkin 35'
Report Attendance: 1,108
Referee: Anthony Riley (New Zealand)
Penalties
  • soccer ball with check mark Bolo
  • soccer ball with check mark Basile
  • soccer ball with check mark Edelstein
  • soccer ball with red X
    Stazzone
  • soccer ball with red X
    Cuzzolino
  • soccer ball with check mark Claudino
  • soccer ball with check mark Taborda

2022

21 January 2022 (2022-01-21) Euro 2022 Russia  7–1  Slovakia Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
17:30
  • Antoshkin Goal 9'58"22'54"29'35"
  • Sokolov Goal 10'21"34'30"
  • Robinho Goal 28'16"
  • Milovanov Goal 36'33"
Report
  • Kozár Goal 2'17"
Attendance: 0
Referee: Grigori Ošomkov (Estonia), Viktor Bugenko (Moldova)
25 January 2022 (2022-01-25) Euro 2022 Croatia  0–4  Russia Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
17:30 Report
  • Antoshkin Goal 2'33"25'55"
  • Paulinho Goal 11'11"
  • Chishkala Goal 19'15"
Attendance: 0
Referee: Victor Chaix (France), Cédric Pelissier (France)
29 January 2022 (2022-01-29) Euro 2022 Russia  5–1  Poland Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
14:30
Report
  • Leszczak Goal 19'24" (pen.)
Attendance: 1250
Referee: David Urdánoz Apezteguía (Spain), Kamil Çetin (Turkey)
1 February 2022 (2022-02-01) Euro 2022 Russia  3–1  Georgia Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
19:00
  • Niyazov Goal 22'08"
  • Chishkala Goal 27'32"39'54"
Report
  • Petry Branco Goal 23'40"
Referee: Ondřej Černý (Czech Republic), Jan Kresta (Czech Republic)
4 February 2022 (2022-02-04) Euro 2022 Ukraine  2–3  Russia Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
17:00
  • Siryi Goal 15'25"
  • Abakshyn Goal 34'31"
Report
  • Sokolov Goal 1'16"
  • Afanasyev Goal 14'31"
  • Niyazov Goal 30'01"
Referee: Ondřej Černý (Czech Republic), Jan Kresta (Czech Republic)
6 February 2022 (2022-02-06) Euro 2022 Portugal  4–2  Russia Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
17:30
Report
  • Sokolov Goal 9'49"
  • Afanasyev Goal 12'45"
Stadium: Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Referee: Juan José Cordero Gallardo (Spain), Alejandro Martinez Flores (Spain)

Coaching staff

Source:[1]

Position Name
Head coach Vacant
Assistant coach Russia Konstantin Mayevsky
Assistant coach Russia Gennady Garagulya
Honorary President of the RAoMF
General Manager
Russia Semen Andreyev
President of the RAoMF
Head of the Delegation
Russia Emil Aliyev

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up to the squad for the UEFA Futsal Euro 2022.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Georgi Zamtaradze (1987-02-12)12 February 1987 (aged 34) Russia MFK KPRF
16 1GK Dmitri Putilov (1994-12-05)5 December 1994 (aged 27) Russia MFK Sinara Yekaterinburg

4 2DF Artem Antoshkin (1993-12-17)17 December 1993 (aged 28) Russia MFK Tyumen
7 2DF Ivan Milovanov (1989-02-08)8 February 1989 (aged 32) Russia MFK Tyumen
12 2DF Ivan Chishkala (1995-07-11)11 July 1995 (aged 26) Portugal Benfica
20 2DF Nando (1987-10-31)31 October 1987 (aged 34) Russia MFK Dinamo Samara

8 4FW Éder Lima (until 25 January) (1984-06-29)29 June 1984 (aged 37) Brazil Corinthians
9 4FW Sergei Abramov (captain) (1990-09-09)9 September 1990 (aged 31) Russia MFK Sinara Yekaterinburg
10 4FW Robinho (1983-01-28)28 January 1983 (aged 38) Portugal Benfica
11 4FW Artem Niyazov (1996-07-30)30 July 1996 (aged 25) Russia MFK KPRF
13 4FW Sergei Abramovich (1990-01-15)15 January 1990 (aged 32) Russia MFK Tyumen
14 4FW Daniil Davydov (1989-01-23)23 January 1989 (aged 32) Russia MFK Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
17 4FW Anton Sokolov (1999-02-28)28 February 1999 (aged 22) Russia MFK Sinara Yekaterinburg
18 4FW Andrei Afanasyev (from 25 January) (1986-05-23)23 May 1986 (aged 35) Russia MFK Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
19 4FW Paulinho (1985-10-19)19 October 1985 (aged 36) Russia MFK KPRF

Notable players

Competitive record

FIFA Futsal World Cup

FIFA Futsal World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Did Not Qualify
Hong Kong 1992 Group Stage 9th 3 1 1 1 20 16
Spain 1996 Third Place 3rd 8 4 2 2 29 17
Guatemala 2000 Fourth Place 4th 8 4 0 4 37 24
Chinese Taipei 2004 Did Not Qualify
Brazil 2008 Fourth Place 4th 9 4 1 4 62 31
Thailand 2012 Quarter-Finals 5th 5 4 0 1 32 3
Colombia 2016 Runners-up 2nd 7 6 0 1 40 16
Lithuania 2021 Quarter-final 5th 5 4 1 0 21 6
2024 Banned due to the invasion of Ukraine
Total 7/10 40 23 4 13 241 114

UEFA Futsal Championship

UEFA Futsal Championship record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Spain 1996 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 17 10
Spain 1999 Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 23 14
Russia 2001 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 14 9
Italy 2003 Round 1 6th 3 1 0 2 5 6
Czech Republic 2005 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 0 2 15 10
Portugal 2007 Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 13 12
Hungary 2010 Quarter-final 5th 3 1 1 1 8 5
Croatia 2012 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 14 8
Belgium 2014 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 22 11
Serbia 2016 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 16 15
Slovenia 2018 Third place 3rd 5 2 2 1 7 5
Netherlands 2022 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 24 9
Total 12/13 56 34 7 15 178 114

Grand Prix de Futsal

Grand Prix de Futsal record
Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Brazil 2005 Did not enter
Brazil 2006
Brazil 2007
Brazil 2008
Brazil 2009
Brazil 2010 9th place 9th 6 4 1 1 28 10
Brazil 2011 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 29 11
Brazil 2013 Runners-up 2nd 5 4 1 0 22 8
Brazil 2014 Did not enter
Brazil 2015
Brazil 2018
Total 3/11 17 13 2 2 79 29

Futsal Mundialito

Futsal Mundialito record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GS GA
Italy 1994 Did not enter
Brazil 1995
Brazil 1996
Brazil 1998
Brazil 2001
Italy 2002 Third place 3rd 4 1 0 3 17 15
Portugal 2006 Did not enter
Portugal 2007
Portugal 2008
Total 1/9 4 1 0 3 17 15

Other tournaments

Thailand Five's

Head-to-head record

Team Pld Win Drawn* Lose GF GA Diff
 Argentina 9 2 5 2 24 23 +1
 Australia 1 1 0 0 10 1 +9
 Azerbaijan 6 4 1 1 23 13 +10
 Belarus 13 10 2 1 57 16 +41
 Belgium 12 9 3 0 51 25 +26
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 2 0 1 8 6 +2
 Brazil 17 1 1 15 31 81 −50
 China 4 3 1 0 26 6 +20
 Colombia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Costa Rica 2 2 0 0 11 3 +8
 Croatia 9 6 3 0 27 14 +13
 Cuba 2 2 0 0 17 6 +11
 Czech Republic 13 9 1 3 40 28 +12
 Egypt 4 2 1 1 21 9 +12
 Finland 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11
 France 3 3 0 0 13 1 +12
 Georgia 2 2 0 0 17 5 +12
 Greece 4 4 0 0 47 3 +44
 Guatemala 4 3 1 0 23 3 +20
 Hungary 9 9 0 0 54 19 +35
 Iran 31 13 10 8 88 82 +6
 Israel 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5
 Italy 17 5 4 8 35 37 −2
 Japan 4 3 0 1 23 12 +11
 Kazakhstan 6 4 2 0 16 6 +10
 Latvia 6 6 0 0 27 0 +27
 Libya 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Lithuania 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
 North Macedonia 2 2 0 0 16 4 +12
 Moldova 1 1 0 0 31 0 +31
 Montenegro 1 1 0 0 7 1 +6
 Netherlands 18 15 1 2 63 29 +34
 New Zealand 1 1 0 0 7 3 +4
 Paraguay 3 3 0 0 15 6 +9
 Poland 11 9 1 1 52 16 +36
 Portugal 13 4 4 5 35 37 −2
 Qatar 1 1 0 0 9 2 +7
 Romania 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7
 Serbia 12 10 1 1 35 20 +15
 Slovakia 5 4 0 1 21 9 +12
 Slovenia 10 9 1 0 37 12 +25
 Solomon Islands 2 2 0 0 47 2 +45
 Spain 22 2 4 16 48 80 −32
 Thailand 3 3 0 0 14 7 +7
 Turkey 3 3 0 0 16 1 +15
 Ukraine 13 11 0 2 49 25 +24
 United States 1 0 0 1 3 8 −5
 Uruguay 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
 Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2
 Vietnam 3 3 0 0 16 4 +12
 Zambia 1 1 0 0 13 1 +12
Total 313 197 47 70 1243 668 +575

References

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ a b История | Национальная сборная России | Ассоциация мини-футбола России
  3. ^ http://www.solomontimes.com/news.aspx?nwID=2758
  4. ^ a b "FIFA/UEFA suspend Russian clubs and national teams from all competitions".