FIFA World Cup 2018 is just around the corner as the mega contest of football is scheduled to be started from 14th June 2018 and continues till 15th July 2018 @ Russia. The hosting country of this event Russia have already made all their final preparations before jumping into this mega event.
Russia football team have already announced their initial 23 men playing squad and in 1st look the Russia team looks very strong as the management of this team have selected their best and experienced footballers along with some young and talented guns.
Russia Live Stream Official
Russia Live Stream of all matches will be available on different sports channels. As the Russia vs Saudi Arabia Live Stream will be available on Skysports in Europe. Whereas in India all matches of Russia Live Stream will be catched on Hotstar. BT Sports will also provide Russia Live Stream of all matches.
Russia Kits and Jerseys FIFA World Cup 2018
Russia have also unveiled their new kits and jerseys for FIFA World Cup 2018 as Adidas the official manufacturers of their kits. The home and away kits of Russia looks pretty stylish. Plan red and white color kits are designed for the home matches whereas white shirts with dots and blue shorts will be used for away matches.
Russia Qualification for FIFA World Cup 2018
Well as per the rules of FIFA the hosting country of this mega event will automatically qualify for the main rounds of this event. Russia without playing any qualifying football league directly appears in the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Russia World Cup Appearances
Russia football team is considered as one of the best and hardcore football of FIFA as the counter side is also the part of UEFA Champions League. Russia have appeared in FIFA World Cup events for the 10 times in the history.
Russia Performances in FIFA World Cup
Russia football team have appeared in World Cup for the team times but this team did not managed to won this title once in the history. The best performance show up by the team will in FIFA World Cup 2018 where they ended up on 22nd position.
Russia Coaching Staff
Currently Russian football team is coached by Stanislav Cherchesov, whereas the assistant coach of this team is Miroslav Romaschenko. The goalkeeping coach is Gintaras Stauce and fitness coach of Russia is Vladimir Panikov.
Russia Key Players
Although Russia football team is full of energetic and experienced players but still this team holds two best footballers in their team. Igor Akinfeev and Yuri Zhirkov are the key players in the main squad of Russia for FIFA World Cup 2018.
Russia Performance Preview
Russia football team did not able to perform well in their recent matches as in 2018 Russia have played two international friendly matches and lost both these matches. Russia in their friendly match against Brazil played on 23 March 2018 lost by 3-0 whereas in another friendly match against France, Russia was defeated by 3-1.
No doubt Russia holds very competent team squad but their playing eleven seem too defensive in front of other hardcore teams participating in FIFA World Cup 2018. Russia needs to polish their skills and represent their aggressive nature of game in order to stay alive in FIFA World Cup 2018.
Russia Group and Matches Schedule in FIFA World Cup 2018
Russia football team is placed in Group A of the FIFA World Cup along with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay. Russia will kick off their journey in World Cup 2018 by playing their 1st match against Saudi Arabia on 14th June 2018. Whereas the 2nd match of this team is scheduled on 19th June 2018 against Egypt and the last group stage match of Russia is against Uruguay on 25th June 2018.