Russia women's national football team

The Russia women's national football team represents Russia in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Football Union of Russia and affiliated with UEFA. Vera Pauw replaced Igor Shalimov as coach of the team in April 2011.

Russia
AssociationFootball Union of Russia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachElena Fomina
CaptainKsenia Tsybutovich
Most capsSvetlana Petko (144)
Top scorerNatalia Barbashina (46)
Home stadiumRossiyanka
FIFA codeRUS
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 24 (13 December 2019)[1]
Highest11 (July 2003)
Lowest27 (June 2018)
First international
Soviet Union 4–1 Bulgaria 
(Kazanlak, Bulgaria; 26 March 1990)
 Hungary 0–0 Russia 
(Budapest, Hungary; 17 May 1992)
Biggest win
 Russia 8–0 Kazakhstan 
(Krasnoarmeysk, Russia; 25 August 2010)
 Russia 8–0 Macedonia 
(Podolsk, Russia; 31 March 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 9–0 Russia 
(Cottbus, Germany; 21 September 2013)
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1999)
Best resultQuarterfinal (1999, 2003)
European Championship
Appearances5 (first in 1997)
Best resultGroup Stage (1997, 2001, 2009, 2013, 2017)

Russia qualified for two World Cups, 1999, 2003 and five European Championships, 1997, 2001, 2009, 2013 and 2017.

As the men's team, the Russian women's national team is the direct successor of the CIS and USSR women's national teams.

History

Beginning

The USSR (who became the Commonwealth of Independent States during the campaign) reached the 1993 UEFA European Women's Championship quarter-finals at their only attempt and Russia were to match that two years later, with both teams losing to Germany over two legs. In 1997, they qualified directly for the final tournament but once there were defeated by Sweden, France – who they had beaten in the preliminaries – and Spain. However, they were among six European sides to qualify for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, thanks to two 2–1 play-off wins against Finland, and comfortable victories over Japan and Canada earned them a quarter-final, where they lost to eventual runners-up China.

After the turn of the 21st century

They cruised unbeaten into the 2001 continental finals but managed only a point against England in the group stage. Russia's fine qualifying run then continued in the 2003 World Cup and they again reached the quarter-finals before a 7–1 loss to Germany. That preceded something of a decline in fortunes as Finland avenged their 1999 reverse by beating Russia in the play-offs for UEFA WOMEN'S EURO 2005, before Russia had the misfortune to draw Germany in 2007 World Cup qualifying.

Present

Renewed hope soon began to come from the younger generation, however, with a young member of the 2003 squad, Elena Danilova, inspiring victory in the 2005 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship, their first post-Soviet national team title at any level. Although the striker has suffered injury problems, many of her colleagues have graduated to the senior squad, with Russia eventually reaching the 2009 finals with a dramatic away-goals play-off success against Scotland. At the final tournament, Russia were drawn against Sweden, Italy and England in Group C. The team was unable to get past the group stage and finished last as they lost all the three matches, scoring 2 and conceding 8.

In the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers, Russia were drawn in Group 6 with Switzerland, Republic of Ireland, Israel and Kazakhstan, where Russia was eliminated in the group stage as they ended the stage behind Switzerland.

Kits

Russia's home kit consists of marron-red shirt, red shorts, and red-white socks. Their away kit consists of white jersey and light blue shorts and light-blue-white socks.

Record

World Cup

World Cup Finals
Year Round Pld W D* L GF GA GD
1991Did not enter
1995Did not qualify
1999Quarter-finals4202105+5
2003Quarter-finals420269−3
2007Did not qualify
2011
2015
2019
Total2/884041614+2
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
1984 Did not qualify
1987
1989
1991
1993
1995
1997Group stage300326
2001Group stage301217
2005 Did not qualify
2009Group stage300328
2013Group stage302135
2017Group stage310225
Total5/121513111031

Invitational tournaments

Algarve Cup

Complete this table with details

The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1994Did not enter
1995
19965th411236
1997Did not enter
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
20149th420276
2015Did not enter
20166th411218
20178th4103312
201812th400429
Total5/252052131641

Team

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2018 Algarve Cup.[2]

Head coach: Elena Fomina

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Tatyana Shcherbak (1997-10-22) 22 October 1997 9 0 Krasnodar
2 2DF Anastasiya Akimova (1991-05-12) 12 May 1991 10 0 Zvezda Perm
3 2DF Anna Kozhnikova (1987-07-10) 10 July 1987 84 7 Lokomotiv Moscow
4 2DF Ekaterina Lazareva (1990-03-25) 25 March 1990 3 0 Anderlecht
5 3MF Ekaterina Tyryshkina (1996-01-31) 31 January 1996 5 0 Rodez
6 3MF Alena Andreeva (1997-11-21) 21 November 1997 6 0 Chertanovo Moscow
7 3MF Irina Podshibyakina (1995-07-05) 5 July 1995 2 0 Zvezda Perm
8 4FW Valentina Zhukova (1992-07-26) 26 July 1992 2 0 Yenisey
9 2DF Maria Galay (1992-10-14) 14 October 1992 3 0 Zvezda Perm
10 3MF Nadezhda Smirnova (1996-02-22) 22 February 1996 17 6 CSKA Moscow
11 4FW Ekaterina Sochneva (1985-08-12) 12 August 1985 87 21 CSKA Moscow
12 1GK Elvira Todua (1986-01-31) 31 January 1986 80 0 CSKA Moscow
13 2DF Anna Belomyttseva (1996-11-24) 24 November 1996 12 1 Lokomotiv Moscow
14 4FW Nasiba Gasanova (1994-12-15) 15 December 1994 5 0 Krasnodar
15 4FW Elena Danilova (1987-06-17) 17 June 1987 34 12 Ryazan
16 4FW Marina Fedorova (1997-05-10) 10 May 1997 14 2 Real Betis
17 4FW Sofia Shishkina (1998-09-30) 30 September 1998 1 0 Zvezda Perm
18 3MF Elvira Ziyastinova (1991-02-13) 13 February 1991 27 0 Lokomotiv Moscow
19 2DF Nadezhda Koltakova (1992-06-04) 4 June 1992 5 0 Ryazan VDV
20 3MF Margarita Chernomyrdina (1996-03-06) 6 March 1996 25 2 CSKA Moscow
21 1GK Yulia Grichenko (1990-03-10) 10 March 1990 14 0 Lokomotiv Moscow
22 2DF Maria Alekseeva (1998-10-23) 23 October 1998 0 0 Rossiyanka
23 3MF Elena Morozova (1987-03-15) 15 March 1987 92 20 Ryazan VDV

Managers

1989–1994/ Oleg Lapshin
1994–2008 Yuri Bystritsky
2008–2011 Igor Shalimov
2011 Vera Pauw
2011–2012 Farid Benstiti
2012 Vladimir Antonov
2012–2015 Sergei Lavrentyev
2015–present Elena Fomina

Recent schedule and results

The following is a list of matches in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2018

2019

References

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 13 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  2. "Сыграем на "Кубке Алгарве"" [We will play in the "Algarve Cup"] (in Russian). Russian Football Union. 22 February 2018.
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