Russia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Наши парни (Our Boys)
AssociationRussian Football Union
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachSergey Skorovich
CaptainSergei Abramov
Top scorerKonstantin Eremenko (122)
FIFA codeRUS
FIFA ranking4 Steady (December 2020)[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 мини-футболу, Sbornaya Rossii po mini-futbolu) is the national futsal team of Russia. The team is controlled by the Russian Football Union and affiliated with UEFA. Sergey Skorovich is currently managing the team.

Russia has qualified for seven World Cups (19922000, 20082021) and for every edition of the European Championships. They have 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 dramatic turnaround in Spain four years later saw the Russians claim an impressive third spot with a 3–2 success over neighbours Ukraine in the deciding match. 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 picked up the thread of previous FIFA Futsal World Cup performances and finished third, gaining revenge over Portugal for a defeat at the same stage in 2000.

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 duly won 3–2 to book a play-off spot with Belarus, one of the surprise packages at the group stage, but the experience of three appearances at the FIFA Futsal World Cup finals told in the end as the Russians eased to a 6–2 aggregate win. Much of the credit goes to keeper Pavel Stepanov for conceding only four goals in three matches. At the final tournament, Russia was drawn in Group A along with Brazil, Japan, Cuba and Solomon Islands. Losing against Brazil and winning the other three games, Russia finished second and qualified for the Second round. This time Russia was drawn in Group F together with Spain, Argentina and Paraguay. After losing to Spain in the opening match, Russia went on to win against Paraguay and draw with Argentina 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.

Results and fixtures

Main article: Russia national futsal team results

Legend

  Win   Draw   Loss   Void or Postponed   Fixture

2016

3 February 2016 Euro 2016 Russia  2–1  Kazakhstan Belgrade Arena, Belgrade
18:30 Romulo Goal 11'12' Report Zhamankulov Goal 13' Attendance: 5,124
Referee: Eduardo Fernandes Coelho (Portugal)
7 February 2016 Euro 2016 Croatia  2–2  Russia Belgrade Arena, Belgrade
18:30 Robinho Goal 9' (o.g.)
Novak Goal 25'
Report Abramov Goal 12'
Pereverzev Goal 39'
Attendance: 9,435
Referee: Cédric Pelissier (France)
9 February 2016 Euro 2016 Russia  6–2  Azerbaijan Belgrade Arena, Belgrade
18:30 Abramov Goal 7'26'
Romulo Goal 15'
Eder Lima Goal 25'39'40'
Report Augusto Goal 8'29' Attendance: 5,975
Referee: Pascal Lemal (Belgium)
11 February 2016 Euro 2016 Serbia  2–3 (a.e.t.)  Russia Belgrade Arena, Belgrade
18:30 Kocić Goal 26'
Simić Goal 36'
Report Eder Lima Goal 13'
Abramov Goal 33'
Romulo Goal 44'
Attendance: 11,161
Referee: Marc Birkett (England)
13 February 2016 Euro 2016 Russia  3–7  Spain Belgrade Arena, Belgrade
21:00 Romulo Goal 20'
Robinho Goal 32'
Milovanov Goal 40'
Report Álex Goal 9'
Pola Goal 16'17'
Rivillos Goal 17'36'
Miguelín Goal 31'35'
Attendance: 9,741
Referee: Alessandro Malfer (Italy)
22 March 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying Belarus  1–4  Russia Minsk Sports Palace, Minsk
16:30 Chernik Goal 11' Report Robinho Goal 4'
Abramov Goal 9'34'
Lyskov Goal 13'
Referee: Tomasz Frak (Poland)
12 April 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying Russia  2–2  Belarus Sports Palace Tyumen, Tyumen
16:00 Antoshkin Goal 14'
Eder Lima Goal 39'
Report Olshevski Goal 19'
Gorbenko Goal 32'
Referee: Eduardo Fernandes Coelho (Portugal)
10 September 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup Thailand  4–6  Russia Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín
18:00 Thueanklang Goal 19'
Sornwichian Goal 22'
Chaemcharoen Goal 22'
Chudech Goal 34'
Report Davydov Goal 12'
Eder Lima Goal 16'26'
Madyalan Goal 18' (o.g.)
Niyazov Goal 25'
Shayakhmetov Goal 26' (p)
Attendance: 1,043
Referee: Cristian Espindola (Chile)
13 September 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup Egypt  1–6  Russia Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín
18:00 Mizo Goal 36' Report Davydov Goal 1'
Eder Lima Goal 2'21'
Rômulo Goal 6'31'
Niyazov Goal 18'
Attendance: 457
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
16 September 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup Russia  7–1  Cuba Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali
18:00 Davydov Goal 16'
Chishkala Goal 18'
Niyazov Goal 18'
Shayakhmetov Goal 20'
Lyskov Goal 32'
Milovanov Goal 33'
Abramovich Goal 36'
Report Hernández Goal 30' Attendance: 2,141
Referee: Khamis Hassan Al Shamsi (United Arab Emirates)
20 September 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup Russia  7–0  Vietnam Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín
17:30 Chishkala Goal 3'
Abramovich Goal 10'13'
Abramov Goal 18'
Niyazov Goal 22'
Rômulo Goal 30'
Milovanov Goal 37'
Report Attendance: 643
Referee: Jorge Flores (El Salvador)
24 September 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup Russia  6–2  Spain Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali
18:00 Chishkala Goal 3'15'
Eder Lima Goal 19'31'
Fernandão Goal 27' (o.g.)
Gustavo Goal 39'
Report Rivillos Goal 3'
Miguelín Goal 6'
Attendance: 3,009
Referee: Gean Telles (Brazil)
27 September 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup Iran  3–4  Russia Coliseo Iván de Beodut, Medellín
19:00 Esmaeilpour Goal 17'
Hassanzadeh Goal 30'
Javid Goal 40'
Report Lyskov Goal 14'
Abramov Goal 23'
Shayakhmetov Goal 30'
Chishkala Goal 40'
Attendance: 3,510
Referee: Nurdin Bukuev (Kyrgyzstan)
1 October 2016 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup Russia  4–5  Argentina Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali
14:30 Eder Lima Goal 16'22'40' (pen.)
Lyskov Goal 39'
Report Vaporaki Goal 16'39'
Cuzzolino Goal 20' (pen.)
Brandi Goal 22'23'
Attendance: 8,559
Referee: Fernando Gutiérrez Lumbreras (Spain)

2017

8 April 2017 UEFA Futsal Euro 2018 qualifying Russia  5–0  France Gazanfer Bilge Sports Hall, Büyükçekmece
13:30 Eder Lima Goal 2'7'
Robinho Goal 7'
Afanasyev Goal 17'
Chishkala Goal 22'
Report Referee: Tomasz Frak (Poland)
9 April 2017 UEFA Futsal Euro 2018 qualifying Slovakia  0–1  Russia Gazanfer Bilge Sports Hall, Büyükçekmece
13:30 Report Goal 37' Robinho Referee: Juan Gallardo (Spain)
11 April 2017 UEFA Futsal Euro 2018 qualifying Russia  4–0  Turkey Gazanfer Bilge Sports Hall, Büyükçekmece
13:30 Abramovich Goal 14'
Robinho Goal 16'
Davydov Goal 23'
Eder Lima Goal 27'
Report Referee: Marc Birkett (England)
25 September 2017 Friendly match Russia  3–3 (a.e.t.)  Portugal Universial Sports Complex "Podmoskovye", Shchyolkovo
18:30 Eder Lima Goal 17'
Ivan Milovanov Goal 25'
Chishkala Goal 35'
Report Goal 11' Márcio Moreira
Goal 18' Ricardinho
Goal 24' Tiago Brito
Referee: Vladimir Kadykov (Russia)
26 September 2017 Friendly match Russia  7–3  Portugal Universial Sports Complex "Podmoskovye", Shchyolkovo
18:30 Chishkala Goal 6'
Eder Lima Goal 10'29'
Yanar Asadov Goal 12'19'
Danil Davydov Goal 37'
Ivan Milovanov Goal 37'
Report Goal 2' Ricardinho
Goal 5' André Coelho
Referee: Grigory Zelentsov (Russia)

2018

30 January 2018 Euro 2018 Russia  1–1  Poland Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
20:45 Chishkala Goal 36' Report Kubik Goal 40' Referee: Timo Onatsu (Finland)
3 February 2018 Euro 2018 Kazakhstan  1–1  Russia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
18:00 Douglas Jr. Goal 24' Report Eder Lima Goal 2' Referee: Alejandro Martínez Flores (Spain)
5 February 2018 Euro 2018 Slovenia  0–2  Russia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
21:00 Report Eder Lima Goal 27'
Robinho Goal 40'
Referee: Eduardo Fernandes Coelho (Portugal)
8 February 2018 Euro 2018 Russia  2–3  Portugal Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
18:00 André Coelho Goal 31'36'
Bruno Coelho Goal 40'
Report Eder Lima Goal 4'40' Referee: Gábor Kovács (Hungary)
10 February 2018 Euro 2018 Russia  1–0  Kazakhstan Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
18:00 Eder Lima Goal 29' Report Referee: Juan José Cordero Gallardo (Spain)

2019

23 October 2019 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying Russia  7–3  Sweden Športska dvorana Gospino polje, Dubrovnik
17:00
  • Kotlyarov Goal 4:5912:26
  • Rômulo Goal 8:16
  • Niyazov Goal 8:45
  • Kudziev Goal 9:24
  • Asadov Goal 20:44
  • Antoshkin Goal 28:03
Report
  • Zhubi Goal 0:1919:43
  • Hiseni Goal 38:26
Referee: Borislav Kolev (Bulgaria), Radim Cep (Czech Republic)
24 October 2019 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying Bosnia and Herzegovina  2–4  Russia Športska dvorana Gospino polje, Dubrovnik
17:00
  • Ivanković Goal 22:44
  • Milanović Goal 35:53
Report
  • Antoshkin Goal 14:14
  • Kudziev Goal 18:34
  • Asadov Goal 29:04
  • Demin Goal 33:00
Referee: Radim Cep (Czech Republic), Kamil Çetin (Turkey)
26 October 2019 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying Russia  2–2  Croatia Športska dvorana Gospino polje, Dubrovnik
20:00
Report
Referee: Borislav Kolev (Bulgaria), Kamil Çetin (Turkey)
2 December 2019 Friendly match Hungary  2–3  Russia Veszprém Aréna, Veszprém
20:30
  • Pál Goal 24'
  • Richárd Goal 28'
Report
  • Lyskov Goal 23'
  • Asadov Goal 27'
  • Richárd Goal 29'
3 December 2019 Friendly match Hungary  2–1  Russia Veszprém Aréna, Veszprém
18:00
  • Richárd Goal 10'36'
Report
  • Niyazov Goal 33'

2020

29 January 2020 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying Russia  7–1  Slovakia Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
17:00
Report
  • Drahovský Goal 15:39
Attendance: 150
Referee: Chiara Perona (Italy), Alessandro Malfer (Italy)
30 January 2020 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying Azerbaijan  4–3  Russia Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
17:00
  • Vilela Goal 1:44
  • Everton Cardoso Goal 33:3139:24
  • Atayev Goal 36:45
Report
  • Rômulo Goal 15:28
  • Davydov Goal 17:19
  • Antoshkin Goal 39:40
Referee: Alessandro Malfer (Italy), Angelo Galante (Italy)
1 February 2020 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying Russia  4–3  Croatia Gradski vrt Hall, Osijek
20:00
Report
Referee: Alessandro Malfer (Italy), Nicola Manzione (Italy)

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 Goal 6'
  • Chishkala Goal 13'16'30'
  • Antoshkin Goal 28'
  • El-Ashwal Goal 28' (o.g.)
  • Abramov Goal 31' (pen.)32'
  • Milovanov Goal 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 Goal 21'
  • Adilov Goal 28'
Report (FIFA)
  • Robinho Goal 10'
  • Niiazov Goal 11'35'35'
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 Goal 25' (pen.)
Report (FIFA)
  • Afanasev Goal 2'
  • Asadov Goal 10'
  • Abramov Goal 14'
  • Antoshkin Goal 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
  • Robinho Goal 11'
  • Chishkala Goal 18'30'
  • Nguyễn Đắc Huy Goal 18'
  • Phạm Đức Hòa Goal 39'
Stadium: Avia Solutions Group Arena
Referee: Roberto López (Panama)

Coaching staff

Source:[1]

Position Name
Head coach Russia Sergey Skorovich
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
Team manager Russia Artem Glazatov
Administrator Russia Nikita Sergeyev
Administrator Russia Aleksey Fomin
Physician Russia Pavel Chekmarev
Masseur Russia Igor Sergerov
Press officer Russia Aleksandr Klimanov
Video analyst Russia Nikolay Tsilibin

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up to the squad for the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup. In that tournament the team participated as neutral athletes of the Russian Football Union (RFU), and used the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee.[4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Georgi Zamtaradze (1987-02-12)12 February 1987 (aged 34) Russia MFK KPRF
2 1GK Albert Tsaider (1996-08-19)19 August 1996 (aged 25) Russia MFK KPRF
3 2DF Rômulo (1986-09-28)28 September 1986 (aged 34) Russia MFK KPRF
4 3MF Artem Antoshkin (1993-12-17)17 December 1993 (aged 27) Russia MFK Tyumen
5 4FW Ruslan Kudziev (1995-12-12)12 December 1995 (aged 25) Russia MFK Norilsk Nickel
6 3MF Yanar Asadov (1995-10-11)11 October 1995 (aged 25) Russia MFK KPRF
7 2DF Ivan Milovanov (1989-02-08)8 February 1989 (aged 32) Russia MFK Tyumen
8 4FW Éder Lima (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 Viz-Sinara Yekaterinburg
10 2DF Robinho (1983-01-28)28 January 1983 (aged 38) Portugal Benfica
11 3MF Artem Niyazov (1996-07-30)30 July 1996 (aged 25) Russia MFK KPRF
12 3MF Ivan Chishkala (1995-07-11)11 July 1995 (aged 26) Portugal Benfica
13 3MF Sergei Abramovich (1990-01-15)15 January 1990 (aged 31) Russia MFK Tyumen
14 2DF Daniil Davydov (1989-01-23)23 January 1989 (aged 32) Russia Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
15 3MF Andrei Afanasyev (1986-05-23)23 May 1986 (aged 35) Russia Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
16 1GK Dmitrii Putilov (1994-12-05)5 December 1994 (aged 26) Russia MFK Viz-Sinara Yekaterinburg

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
Total 7/9 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 Qualified
Total 11/12 50 29 7 14 154 105

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. ^ "RFU". www.fifa.com. FIFA. 12 September 2021. Retrieved 19 October 2021.