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Latest update: 04-Jul-16 22:30 BST
Updated post-Wales victory


Russia play Football and hail from Europe.

Russia are back in the World Cup for the first time since 2002 and are odds-on to qualify from the group stage along with Belgium. Their best competition performance in recent years came when they reached the semi-finals of Euro 2008. In topping their qualifying group this time round, they finished ahead of Portugal, and have drawn 1-1 with Brazil in a recent friendly. They also beat World Cup opponents South Korea 2-1 in November 2013.

Most of the Russian team are not household names in most of Europe, as all but one of their squad play in the Russian league (which is quite flush with cash nowerdays). Keep an eye out for midfielders Alan Dzagoev and captain Roman Shirokov.

Fixtures & results

Date Team 1 Team 2 Report
Football Euro 2012
Group A
08-Jun-12 Russia 4 - 1 Czech Republic Report
12-Jun-12 Poland 1 - 1 Russia Report
16-Jun-12 Greece 1 - 0 Russia Report
Football World Cup 2014
Group H
17-Jun-14 Russia 1 - 1 Korea (South) Report
22-Jun-14 Belgium 1 - 0 Russia Report
26-Jun-14 Algeria 1 - 1 Russia N/A
Football Euro 2016
Group B
11-Jun-16 England 1 - 1 Russia N/A
15-Jun-16 Russia 1 - 2 Slovakia N/A
20-Jun-16 Russia 0 - 3 Wales N/A