Technical Committee to evaluate Russia's performance at 2016
Euro Cup - sports minister
The Russian Football Union's (RFU) Techical Committee will be
evaluating the performance of the national team at the upcoming
2016 UEFA Euro Cup this summer in France, Russian Sports Minister
Vitaly Mutko told TASS on Monday.
Slutsky's Choice Part II: Defenders
In our second part of 'Slutsky's Choice' (Read part one here), we
look at Russia's backline. Historically, one of the stronger assets
on the field, it has kept cohesion within the team during periods
that lacked success. During the 1990s as Soviet players steadily
retired, the back line featuring Viktor Onopko and Yuri Nikiforov
helped Russia reach the 1994 World Cup and Euro 1996. The next generation
of defenders, Sergei Ignashevich, and Denis Kolodin brought more
success as they heroically protected Igor Akinfeev en route to the
semi-finals at Euro 2008.
Euro 2016: Russia team guide
Head coach. When Fabio Capello was sacked from his post in July
2015, world football's highest-paid national coach had won two,
drawn two and lost two of the six qualifiers and Russia were third
in Group G, four points behind Sweden. Enter Leonid Slutsky, head
coach of CSKA Moscow who had won back-to-back Russian Premier League
title, as interim Russia manager until the end of the qualification
'2018 World Cup will be the best ever'
On Tuesday, 19 April a joint press-conference of FIFA President
Gianni Infantino and Russian Sports Minister, FUR President, Head
of Russia-2018 LOC Vitaly Mutko took place in the House of Football
New FIFA president Infantino makes first visit to Russia
Gianni Infantino is visiting 2018 World Cup host Russia for the
first time since he was elected FIFA president in February. Infantino
began his tour with a visit to Moscows Luzhniki Stadium, which is
undergoing a major rebuild to be ready for the World Cup final.
Slutsky's Choice Part I: Goalkeepers
With Euro 2016 just two months away, discussions on squad selection
are starting to be heard across Europe. On the road to France, Fabio
Capello and Leonid Slutsky utilized a large pool of players. Some
being long-serving veterans occupying vital positions yet to be
filled by fresh talent while others are much younger competing for
spots with multiple candidates.
Sbornaya's Goalkeeper Battle Exemplifies Naturalisation Debate
Friendly games have always been a heavily discussed issue among
football fans. Are they really that useful, or are they simply an
annoyance in the club calendar? Anyway, a few months before the
kick off for the 2016 European Championships in Paris, Russia played
two friendlies, the last two before the presentation of the preliminary
squad for the Euros. For the two games against Lithuania and France,
the national team coach Leonid Slutsky called up four goalkeepers,
granting them each 45 minutes of playing time.