Russia Are On The Plane…..

November 19th, 2009 by Oliver


Slovenia reached the 2010 World Cup finals this evening but at the expense of a nine men Russia. A 44th minute goal on a dramatic night in Maribor sealed Slovenia’s place. The Bochum striker taped the ball in from Valter Birsa’s cross minutes before half-time in what proved to be the game’s only goal to [...]

Germany Feel The Heat As Russia Hit Full Throttle

June 13th, 2009 by spud284

Russia fired Germany a stark warning last night that first place in the group is no formality, as they regained their merciless attacking essence in a 3-0 decimation of Finland in Helsinki.
Line Up’s
For Russia, Guus Hiddink exercised his ruthless managerial muscle to remove the defective Roman Pavlyuchenko from the starting eleven. The Dutch tactician - taking the reigns for the [...]

Preview: Finland v Russia

June 10th, 2009 by spud284

Having played out an unconvincing 1-0 victory against a poor Liechtenstein side last time out, Guus Hiddink will be looking for a vast improvement in his sides performance as Russia travel to Helsinki to take on Finland tonight.
The Sbornaja know that a win would have them snapping at the heels of Group 4 leaders Germany, [...]

The Russian Story So Far…

June 8th, 2009 by spud284

The emergence of the Russian national side at the 2008 European Championships in Austria and Switzerland appears to have been no token achievement. Whereas some smaller footballing nations such as Greece and South Korea have succeeded on the big stage and faded back into relative mediocrity, the Sbornaja have backed up their fine displays last [...]

Hiddink looking to the future

June 29th, 2008 by reddevilrooney

On their return to Moscow, a huge crowd was waiting for the Russian team that made the country proud of its football abilities and potential. No one would have imagined that Russia would be in the semi-final of Euro 2008. But Dutch headcoach Guus Hiddink continued to prove his coaching credentials by turning the team [...]

Spain vs Russia: 3-0

June 29th, 2008 by reddevilrooney

The Russians were never favourites against one of the best teams in Euro 2008. Spain has been bringing up world-class talent for ages, but it has never managed to dominate Europe in recent times. Their last, and only, success in the European Championship came back in 1964 when they defeated the USSR by 2-1. In [...]

Russia vs Spain: Line-ups

June 26th, 2008 by reddevilrooney

These were the line-ups fielded by the Russia and Spain coaches. The winner of the match would meet Germany in the final, which will be played on Sunday 29th June in Vienna. Russia have just eliminated Holland, while the Spanish defeated World Champions Italy. Having met before in the group-stage, Spain beat Russia by 4-1, [...]

Two Girls for Every Goal

June 26th, 2008 by reddevilrooney

This is not the first time that promises are being made to teams’ players to incentivate them to give all their best in matches. In tonight’s match against Spain, Russia are seen as underdogs, but as could be seen against Holland, Hiddink’s army are no easy team to beat. Scoring against Iker Casillas, one of [...]

Spain vs Russia Preview

June 26th, 2008 by reddevilrooney

Russia boss Guus Hiddink, known as the Magician in Russia, will have no injury worries ahead of the match against Spain. However, he will be without suspended duo Kolodin and Torbinski. Spain and Russia/USSR have met nine times in their history, with the Spaniards winning 5 times while Russia won just once. Spain are on [...]

Arshavin – the star of Euro 2008

June 23rd, 2008 by tadpole

Some may look at David Villa, seeing as he is leading the scoring charts, but that is only thanks to a hat trick against a very lacklustre looking Russian side. Cue Andre Arshavin, after an excellent campaign for Zenith St.Petersburg, upsetting the odds by leading them to UEFA cup glory, big things were expected of [...]