Russia National Coach: Stanislav Cherchesov
Stanislav Cherchesov became russian national team coach after abysmal 2016 Euro championship and he has kind of steady the ship however Russia has yet to play any competitive football since Euro 2016 since they automatically qualified for the world cup. So how big a impact Cherchesov has made over Russian national team is yet to be seen.
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 its hard to see Russia going past first knockout stage. Cherchesov has made several high profile changes specially 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 stand out start in this Russian side with couple of quality goal scorers in Fyodor Smolov and Aleksandr Kokorin spearheading the attack.
Russia Schedule of World Cup 2018:
Fifa world cup 2018 hosts drawn in group A. Where they play the first match of the world cup against (Saudi Arabia). The other two opponents that later face are (Egypt and Uruguay).
- Russia vs Saudi Arabia– 14 June 2018
- Russia vs Egypt– 19 June 2018
- Uruguay vs Russia – 25 June 2018
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 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|