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UEFA EURO: Russia - Cyprus Match press kits

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RussiaNizhniy Novgorod Stadium - Nizhniy NovgorodTuesday 11 June 2019 - 20.45CETGroup I - Matchday 4Cyprus
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
29/03/1997QR (GS)Cyprus - Russia1-1ParalimniGogić 29; Simutenkov 31
01/09/1996QR (GS)Russia - Cyprus4-0
MoscowNikiforov 8, 50, Kolyvanov 34, Beschastnykh 81
EURO '92
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/11/1991PR (GS)Cyprus - Commonwealth of Independent States0-3
LarnacaProtasov 26, Yuran 78, Kanchelskis 81
29/05/1991PR (GS)Commonwealth of Independent States - Cyprus4-0
MoscowMostovoi 10, Mykhailychenko 51, Korneev 87, Aleinikov 89
1972 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/1971PR (GS)USSR - Cyprus6-1
MoscowFedotov 4, 86, Evryuzhikhin 23, 38, Kolotov 59, Banishevski 85; Michael 75
15/11/1970PR (GS)Cyprus - USSR1-3
NicosiaCharalambous 42; Kolotov 10, Evryuzhikhin 16, Shevchenko 50
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Russia22002200----4400162
Cyprus20022002----4004216
FIFA*
Russia11001010----211051
Cyprus10101001----201115
Friendlies
Russia------------110010
Cyprus------------100101
Total
Russia33003210----7610223
Cyprus30123003----7016322

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:43CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Russia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Guilherme12/12/198533Lokomotiv Moskva - 3000
-Anton Shunin27/01/198732Dinamo Moskva - 0000
-Andrei Lunev13/11/199127Zenit - 0000
Defenders
-Fedor Kudryashov05/04/198732İstanbul Başakşehir - 3100
-Sergei Petrov02/01/199128Krasnodar - 0000
-Roman Neustädter18/02/198831Fenerbahçe - 0000
-Maksim Belyaev 30/09/199127Arsenal Tula - 0000
-Mário Fernandes19/09/199028CSKA Moskva - 3000
-Andrei Semenov24/03/198930Akhmat - 2000
-Georgi Dzhikiya21/11/199226Spartak Moskva - 3000
-Yevgeni Chernov23/10/199226Rostov - 0000
Midfielders
-Aleksei Ionov18/02/198930Rostov - 2000
-Magomed Ozdoev05/11/199226Zenit - 2000
-Roman Zobnin11/02/199425Spartak Moskva - 1000
-Aleksandr Golovin30/05/199623Monaco - 2000
-Dmitri Barinov11/09/199622Lokomotiv Moskva - 1000
-Anton Miranchuk17/10/199523Lokomotiv Moskva - 2100
-Aleksei Miranchuk17/10/199523Lokomotiv Moskva - 2000
-Ilzat Akhmetov31/12/199721CSKA Moskva - 2000
-Zelimkhan Bakaev01/07/199622Arsenal Tula - 0000
Forwards
-Artem Dzyuba22/08/198830Zenit - 3500
-Fedor Smolov09/02/199029Lokomotiv Moskva - 2200
-Fedor Chalov10/04/199821CSKA Moskva - 2000
Coach
-Stanislav Cherchesov02/09/196355 - 3000
Cyprus - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Urko Pardo28/01/198336Alki Oroklini - 2000
-Neofytos Michael16/12/199325Giannina - 0000
-Konstantinos Petrou23/09/199721Paralimni - 0000
Defenders
-Georgios Vasiliou12/06/198434Apollon - 0000
-Marios Antoniades14/05/199029AEK Larnaca - 0000
-Margaça 17/07/198533Nea Salamis - 2000
-Nicholas Ioannou10/11/199523APOEL - 3000
-Ioannis Kousoulos14/06/199622Omonia - 3200
Midfielders
-Andreas Avraam06/06/198732AEL - 0000
-George Efrem05/07/198929APOEL - 3100
-Kostakis Artymatas15/04/199326APOEL - 3000
-Kostas Laifis19/05/199326Standard Liège - 3100
-Fanos Katelaris26/08/199622Omonia - 0000
-Antreas Makris27/11/199523AEL - 3000
-Matija Špoljarić02/04/199722Alki Oroklini - 3000
-Ioannis Pittas10/07/199622Paralimni - 1000
-Michalis Ioannou30/06/200018Anorthosis - 1000
-Ioannis Costi17/03/200019Nea Salamis - 1000
-Anthony Georgiou24/02/199722Levante - 3000
Forwards
-Pieros Sotiriou13/01/199326København - 2200
-Minas Antoniou22/02/199425Paralimni - 1000
-Nestor Mytidis01/06/199128AEL - 1000
Coach
-Ran Ben Simon28/11/197048 - 3000

Last updated 11/06/2019 10:13CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Stanislav Cherchesov

Date of birth: 2 September 1963
Nationality: Russian
Playing career: Spartak Ordzhonikidze, Spartak Moskva (four times), Lokomotiv Moskva, Dynamo Dresden, Tirol Innsbruck
Coaching career: Kufstein, Wacker Tirol, Spartak Moskva, Zhemchuzhina Sochi, Terek Grozny, Amkar Perm, Dinamo Moskva, Legia Warszawa, Russia

• Born in North Ossetia, goalkeeper Cherchesov captained Russia in their first international after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, against Mexico in 1992, and was selected for the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cups as well as EURO '96. At club level, Cherchesov was ever-present as Spartak finished the 1995/96 UEFA Champions League group stage with maximum points.

• After a spell in Austria, where he started his coaching career, Cherchesov rejoined Spartak in the summer of 2006 as sporting director. He replaced Vladimir Fedotov as coach in June 2007 and led the team to a second-place finish that season. Cherchesov parted company with Spartak after an 8-2 aggregate defeat against Dynamo Kyiv in the 2008/09 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. 

• After a brief stint at second-tier Zhemchuzhina Sochi, Cherchesov coached Terek from 2011 to 2013, guiding them to eighth in the Russian Premier-Liga in the latter season – the highest finish in their history. He took charge of Amkar Perm in June 2013 but left the following April for Dinamo Moskva.

• Under Cherchesov, Dinamo won all six of their group matches in the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League group stage, losing to Napoli in the round of 16. The capital outift finished fourth in the Premier-Liga that campaign and Cherchesov was soon dismissed.

• Cherchesov was appointed by Legia less than three months later, his sole season at the helm yielding the domestic double for the Warsaw club in their centenary year. On 11 August 2016, Cherchesov was announced as Russia coach and unexpectedly led the team to the 2018 World Cup quarter-finals on home soil, the highlight a shoot-out defeat of Spain in the round of 16.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2395760.html#stanislav+cherchesov

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Ran Ben Shimon

Date of birth: 28 November 1970
Nationality: Israeli
Playing career: Maccabi Petach-Tikva, Hapoel Haifa, Hapoel Petach-Tikva, Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv
Coaching career: Hapoel Haifa, Hapoel Kiryat Shmona (twice), Maccabi Tel-Aviv, AEK Larnaca, Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Petach-Tikva, Beitar Jerusalem, Ashdod, Cyprus

• Capped 34 times as a defender for Israel, Ben Shimon spent much of his career with home-town clubs Maccabi Petach-Tikva and Hapoel Petach-Tikva, but was perhaps in his prime during a six-year spell at Hapoel Haifa, during which he won the 1998/99 Israeli championship – the club's first league title.

• After hanging up his boots in 2003 following a stint at Bnei Yehuda, Ben Shimon was in charge of Maccabi Tel-Aviv's youth teams, taking his first senior jobs in the second tier with Hapoel Haifa and then Kiryat Shmona, whom he led to promotion in his first campaign at the helm.

• Briefly in the Maccabi Tel-Aviv hot seat in 2008, he guided Kiryat Shmona to another promotion after rejoining them in 2009, then masterminded their shock title success of 2011/12. He moved abroad for the first time in 2012 to coach Cypriot club AEK Larnaca, earning a third-placed finish in his sole season in command.

• Returning to Israel in 2013, he subsequently held the reins at Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Maccabi Petach-Tikva, Beitar Jerusalem and – in 2016/17 – Ashdod.

• Ben Shimon accepted the Cyprus post in July 2017, filling the void left by Christakis Christoforou's departure, and the following month oversaw a memorable 3-2 home win against Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2484124.html#ran+ben+shimon

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMarco Di Bello (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesGiorgio Peretti (ITA) , Ciro Carbone (ITA)
  • Fourth officialMaurizio Mariani (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateJan Damgaard (DEN)
  • UEFA Referee observerElmir Pilav (BIH)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Marco Di Bello12/07/198108

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Last updated 09/06/2019 12:31CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Russia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium3300819
    Russia32011436
    Scotland3201446
    Cyprus3102643
    Kazakhstan3102373
    San Marino30030160
    (21/03/2019)
    Belgium 3-1 Russia
    1-0 Tielemans 14, 1-1 Cheryshev 16, 2-1 E. Hazard 45 (P) , 3-1 E. Hazard 88
    Guilherme, Mário Fernandes, Nababkin, Cheryshev (64 Chalov), Kuzyaev (26 Anton Miranchuk), Kudryashov, Dzhikiya, Golovin, Zhirkov, Akhmetov, Dzyuba (77 Smolov)
  • (24/03/2019)
    Kazakhstan 0-4 Russia
    0-1 Cheryshev 19, 0-2 Cheryshev 45+2, 0-3 Dzyuba 52, 0-4 Beysebekov 62 (og)
    Guilherme, Mário Fernandes, Semenov, Cheryshev, Ozdoev, Gazinski, Kudryashov, Dzhikiya, Akhmetov (72 Aleksei Miranchuk), Ionov (61 Ignatyev), Dzyuba (82 Chalov)
  • (08/06/2019)
    Russia 9-0 San Marino
    1-0 Cevoli 25 (og) , 2-0 Dzyuba 31 (P) , 3-0 Kudryashov 36, 4-0 Anton Miranchuk 41, 5-0 Dzyuba 73, 6-0 Dzyuba 76, 7-0 Smolov 77, 8-0 Smolov 83, 9-0 Dzyuba 88
    Guilherme, Mário Fernandes, Semenov, Ozdoev, Zobnin (72 Barinov), Kudryashov, Dzhikiya, Aleksei Miranchuk (60 Ionov), Golovin, Anton Miranchuk (60 Smolov), Dzyuba
  • (11/06/2019)
    Russia-Cyprus
  • (06/09/2019)
    Scotland-Russia
  • (09/09/2019)
    Russia-Kazakhstan
  • (10/10/2019)
    Russia-Scotland
  • (13/10/2019)
    Cyprus-Russia
  • (16/11/2019)
    Russia-Belgium
  • (19/11/2019)
    San Marino-Russia

Cyprus

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium3300819
    Russia32011436
    Scotland3201446
    Cyprus3102643
    Kazakhstan3102373
    San Marino30030160
    (21/03/2019)
    Cyprus 5-0 San Marino
    1-0 Sotiriou 19 (P) , 2-0 Sotiriou 23 (P) , 3-0 Kousoulos 26, 4-0 Efrem 31, 5-0 Laifis 56
    Panayi, N. Ioannou, Demetriou (65 Merkis), Efrem, Mytidis, Sotiriou (27 Makris), Kousoulos, Papoulis (54 Špoljarić), Artymatas, Laifis, Georgiou
  • (24/03/2019)
    Cyprus 0-2 Belgium
    0-1 E. Hazard 10, 0-2 Batshuayi 18
    Pardo, Dossa Júnior (46 Georgiou), N. Ioannou, Merkis, Efrem (75 Špoljarić), Antoniou (81 Makris), Kousoulos, Papoulis, Margaça , Artymatas, Laifis
  • (08/06/2019)
    Scotland 2-1 Cyprus
    1-0 Robertson 61, 1-1 Kousoulos 87, 2-1 Burke 89
    Pardo, Ioannou (66 Georgiou), N. Ioannou, Efrem, Sotiriou, Kousoulos, Makris (80 Pittas), Špoljarić (70 Costi), Margaça , Artymatas, Laifis
  • (11/06/2019)
    Russia-Cyprus
  • (06/09/2019)
    Cyprus-Kazakhstan
  • (09/09/2019)
    San Marino-Cyprus
  • (10/10/2019)
    Kazakhstan-Cyprus
  • (13/10/2019)
    Cyprus-Russia
  • (16/11/2019)
    Cyprus-Scotland
  • (19/11/2019)
    Belgium-Cyprus

Last updated 09/06/2019 12:29CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Russia

History
2016 – group stage
2012 – group stage
2008 – semi-finals
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – group stage
1992 – group stage (as Commonwealth of Independent States)
1988 – runners-up (as Soviet Union)
1984 – did not qualify (as Soviet Union)
1980 – did not qualify (as Soviet Union)
1976 – quarter-finals (as Soviet Union)
1972 – runners-up (as Soviet Union)
1968 – fourth place (as Soviet Union)
1964 – runners-up (as Soviet Union)
1960 – winners (as Soviet Union)

Final tournament win
4-1: Russia v Czech Republic, 08/06/12
0-3:
Czechoslovakia v Soviet Union, 06/07/60

Final tournament defeat
4-1:
Spain v Russia, 10/06/08
0-3:
five times, most recently Russia v Wales, 20/06/16

Qualifying win
0-7:
Liechtenstein v Russia, 08/09/15
0-7: San Marino v Russia, 07/06/95

Qualifying defeat
3-0:
England v Russia, 12/09/07
3-0: Republic of Ireland v Soviet Union, 30/10/74

Final tournament appearances
10:
Sergei Ignashevich
9:
Aleksandr Anyukov
8: Roman Pavlyuchenko
8:
Yuri Zhirkov
8: Igor Akinfeev
7: Konstantin Zyryanov
7: Roman Shirokov

Final tournament goals
4:
Roman Pavlyuchenko
3: Alan Dzagoev
3:
Valentin Ivanov
3:
Viktor Ponedelnik
2:
Andrey Arshavin

Overall appearances
49:
Sergei Ignashevich
34: Viktor Onopko
34: Vasili Berezutski
29: Igor Akinfeev
28: Aleksandr Anyukov
28:
Andrey Arshavin
28: Aleksandr Kerzhakov
28: Yuri Zhirkov
25: Aleksei Berezutski
23: Konstantin Zyryanov

Overall goals
10: Roman Pavlyuchenko
9:
Aleksandr Kerzhakov
8: Alan Dzagoev
8: Valeri Karpin
8: Vladimir Beschastnykh
8: Artem Dzyuba

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=704882.html#uefa+european+championship+records+russia

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UEFA European Championship records: Cyprus

History
2016 – did not qualify
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not participate
1960 – did not participate

Qualifying win
4-0: Cyprus v San Marino, 10/02/99

Qualifying loss
8-0:
Spain v Cyprus, 08/09/99
8-0:
Netherlands v Cyprus, 28/10/87

Overall appearances
31: Ioannis Okkas
27: Charalambos Pittas
27: Constantinos Charalambides
26: Constantinos Makridis
24: Antonis Giorgallides
23: Nikos Pantziaras
22: Yiannakis Yiangoudakis
21: Michalis Konstantinou
21: Nicos Panagiotou
20: Georgios Savvides

Overall goals
10: Ioannis Okkas
8: Michalis Konstantinou
4: Constantinos Charalambides
4: Nestor Mytidis
4: Stathis Aloneftis
4: Milenko Špoljarić
3: Marios Agathocleous
3: George Efrem
3: Dimitris Christofi

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042574.html#uefa+european+championship+records+cyprus

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Legend

:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.

Competitions

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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