Russia National Coach: Stanislav Cherchesov
Stanislav Cherchesov has become Russian national team coach after abysmal 2016 Euro championship and he has sort of regular the deliver however Russia has yet to play any aggressive football because of Euro 2016 since they automatically certified for the world cup.Russia National Team
Possible Starting Lineup:-
Unlike the previous few major tournaments, this is the weakest squad at least on paper and although they should have enough about them to get out of the group stages it is hard to see Russia going past first knockout stage. Cherchesov has made several high profile changes, especially at the back bringing in Viktor Vasin (CSKA), Fedor Kudryashov (Rubin Kazan), Georgi Dzhikiya (Spartak Moscow) in what will be three-man defense.
In midfield, Igor Denisov is unlikely to be part of the squad after falling out with national team coach while Alan Dzagoev is the standout start in this Russian side with a couple of quality goal scorers in Fyodor Smolov and Aleksandr Kokorin spearheading the attack.
Russia 23 Men Squad: No announcement yet made by the Russian football federation about the players’ selection. But as far as sources confirmed that Russia team squad will be announced in between (10-15 May).
|1||Igor Akinfeev||CSKA Moscow||31||GK|
|3||Andrey Lunyov||Zenit Saint Petersburg||26||GK|
|4||Yuri Zhirkov||Zenit Saint Petersburg||34||Defender|
|6||Dmitri Kombarov||Spartak Moscow||31||Defender|
|7||Igor Smolnikov||Zenit Saint Petersburg||29||Defender|
|8||Vladislav Ignatyev||Lokomotiv Moscow||31||Defender|
|10||Ilya Kutepov||Spartak Moscow||24||Defender|
|11||Viktor Vasin||CSKA Moscow||29||Defender|
|12||Georgi Dzhikiya||Spartak Moscow||24||Defender|
|13||Magomed Ozdoyev||Zenit Saint Petersburg||25||Midfielder|
|14||Dmitri Tarasov||Lokomotiv Moscow||30||Midfielder|
|15||Denis Glushakov||Spartak Moscow||31||Midfielder|
|16||Alan Dzagoev||CSKA Moscow||27||Midfielder|
|17||Aleksandr Samedov||Spartak Moscow||33||Midfielder|
|18||Aleksandr Golovin||CSKA Moscow||21||Midfielder|
|19||Aleksandr Yerokhin||West Ham United||28||Midfielder|
|20||Aleksandr Kokorin||Zenit Saint Petersburg||26||Forward|
|22||Aleksei Miranchuk||Lokomotiv Moscow||22||Forward|
|23||Artem Dzyuba||Arsenal Tula||29||Forward|
Russia Schedule of World Cup 2018:-
Russia is the host of FIFA World cup 2018 and host team is placed in Group A. Russia plays his first match against Saudi Arabia and then with other two opponents.