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UEFA EURO: Russia - Belgium Match press kits

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RussiaRussiaSaint Petersburg Stadium - St PetersburgSaturday 16 November 2019
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Group I - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
21/03/2019QR (GS)Belgium - Russia3-1
BrusselsTielemans 14, E. Hazard 45 (P), 88; Cheryshev 16
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/06/2014GS-FTBelgium - Russia1-0
Rio de JaneiroOrigi 88
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/06/2002GS-FTBelgium - Russia3-2
ShizuokaWalem 7, Sonck 78, Wilmots 82; Beschastnykh 52, Sychev 88
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/06/19861/8Belgium - USSR4-3
(aet)
LeonScifo 56, Ceulemans 77, Demol 102 ET, Claesen 108 ET; Belanov 27, 69, 111 ET (P)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/07/1982GS-FTBelgium - USSR0-1
BarcelonaHovhanisyan 48
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/06/1970GS-FTUSSR - Belgium4-1
Mexico CityByshovets 14, 63, Asatiani 57, Khmelnitskiy 75; Lambert 86
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Russia----1001----100113
Belgium1100--------110031
FIFA*
Russia--------52035203109
Belgium--------53025302910
Friendlies
Russia------------522155
Belgium------------512255
Total
Russia----10015203114251617
Belgium1100----5302115241716

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 13/11/2019 14:09CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Russia - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Soslan Dzhanaev13/03/198732Sochi - 0000
-Guilherme12/12/198533Lokomotiv Moskva - 8000
-Anton Shunin27/01/198732Dinamo Moskva - 0000
Defenders
-Fedor Kudryashov05/04/198732Sochi - 8100
-Sergei Petrov02/01/199128Krasnodar - 1000
-Maksim Belyaev 30/09/199128Arsenal Tula - 0000
-Vyacheslav Karavaev20/05/199524Zenit - 1000
-Mário Fernandes19/09/199029CSKA Moskva - 7100
-Andrei Semenov24/03/198930Akhmat - 7000
-Georgi Dzhikiya21/11/199226Spartak Moskva - 8000
-Dmitri Chistyakov13/01/199425Rostov - 0000
Midfielders
-Yuri Zhirkov20/08/198336Zenit - 4000
-Aleksei Ionov18/02/198930Rostov - 7100
-Aleksandr Erokhin13/10/198930Zenit - 1000
-Magomed Ozdoev05/11/199227Zenit - 7200
-Roman Zobnin11/02/199425Spartak Moskva - 4000
-Aleksei Miranchuk17/10/199524Lokomotiv Moskva - 3000
-Ilzat Akhmetov31/12/199721CSKA Moskva - 7000
-Zelimkhan Bakaev01/07/199623Spartak Moskva - 1000
-Daniil Fomin02/03/199722Ufa - 0000
-Daler Kuzyaev15/01/199326Zenit - 2000
Forwards
-Artem Dzyuba22/08/198831Zenit - 8900
-Nikolai Komlichenko29/06/199524Mladá Boleslav - 1000
Coach
-Stanislav Cherchesov02/09/196356 - 8000
Belgium - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Simon Mignolet06/03/198831Club Brugge - 0000
-Matz Sels26/02/199227Strasbourg - 0000
-Thibaut Courtois11/05/199227Real Madrid - 8000
Defenders
-Thomas Vermaelen14/11/198534Vissel Kobe - 6100
-Toby Alderweireld02/03/198930Tottenham - 8100
-Dedryck Boyata28/11/199028Hertha - 1000
-Timothy Castagne05/12/199523Atalanta - 4200
-Jason Denayer28/06/199524Lyon - 1000
-Elias Cobbaut24/11/199721Anderlecht - 0000
Midfielders
-Axel Witsel12/01/198930Dortmund - 3000
-Eden Hazard07/01/199128Real Madrid - 6300
-Kevin De Bruyne28/06/199128Man. City - 4200
-Thorgan Hazard29/03/199326Dortmund - 5000
-Dennis Praet14/05/199425Leicester - 3000
-Leander Dendoncker15/04/199524Wolves - 3000
-Youri Tielemans07/05/199722Leicester - 7200
-Hans Vanaken24/08/199227Club Brugge - 1000
Forwards
-Christian Benteke03/12/199028Crystal Palace - 2100
-Romelu Lukaku13/05/199326Internazionale - 4600
-Dries Mertens06/05/198732Napoli*8200
-Michy Batshuayi02/10/199326Chelsea - 5400
-Yannick Carrasco04/09/199326Dalian Yifang - 6000
-Divock Origi18/04/199524Liverpool - 1000
Coach
-Roberto Martínez13/07/197346 - 8000

Last updated 16/11/2019 01:00CET

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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Roberto Martínez

Date of birth: 13 July 1973
Nationality: Spanish
Playing career: Real Zaragoza, Balaguer, Wigan, Motherwell, Walsall, Swansea, Chester City
Coaching career: Swansea, Wigan, Everton, Belgium

• Born in Catalonia, Martínez started out at youth level with home-town club Balaguer before joining Zaragoza aged 16. The bulk of his three years there were spent in the youth and B teams, with a solitary appearance for the senior side before he returned to Balaguer in 1994, also running the club's football school.

• Moved to England and Wigan in 1995, forming the 'Three Amigos' with fellow Spaniards Jesús Seba and Isidro Díaz; over the next six years, helped the club win the third division title in 1997 and the Football League trophy two years later. A year with both Motherwell and Walsall preceded a lengthier spell at Swansea between 2003 and 2006, Martínez helping the club to promotion to the third tier. After a season with Chester, he returned to south Wales in 2007, initially as player-manager before quickly hanging up his boots.

• Guided Swansea to the League One championship in 2008 before leaving for Premier League Wigan the following year. Inspired an unlikely escape from relegation in 2011/12 and landed the Latics' first major trophy with victory against Manchester City FC in the FA Cup final 12 months later – although three days after that landmark triumph, Wigan were relegated.

• Martínez remained a man in demand and was appointed Everton manager in June 2013, steering the club to fifth place with their record Premier League points tally in his first term. Everton reached the 2014/15 UEFA Europa League round of 16 and both domestic cup semi-finals in the next campaign, but indifferent league form meant Martínez was dismissed in May 2016.

• Appointed Belgium coach three months later in the wake of Marc Wilmots' departure and led the side to the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Belgium ultimately finishing third in Russia – their highest ever placing.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2400857.html#roberto+martinez

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeArtur Dias (POR)
  • Assistant refereesRui Tavares (POR) , Paulo Soares (POR)
  • Fourth officialHugo Miguel (POR)
  • UEFA DelegateJacques Antenen (SUI)
  • UEFA Referee observerPaulius Malžinskas (LTU)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Artur Dias14/07/1979570

Artur Dias

Referee since: 1996
First division: 2004
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, 2013 UEFA Regions' Cup, 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Championship

Finals
2013 UEFA Regions' Cup

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
21/05/2010U19ELITEBelgiumScotland2-1Vrbovec
21/07/2011UEL2QRKVC WesterloTPS Turku0-0Westerlo
24/06/2013RCUPGS-FTFC IslochFC "Olimp" Moscow region1-0Abano Terme
14/10/2013U21QRBelgiumItaly0-1Genk
23/10/2014UELGSFC KrasnodarVfL Wolfsburg2-4Krasnodar
10/03/2016UELR16FC Shakhtar DonetskRSC Anderlecht3-1Lviv
23/11/2016UCLGSFC RostovFC Bayern München3-2Rostov-on-Don
01/11/2017UCLGSSevilla FCFC Spartak Moskva2-1Seville
15/03/2018UELR16FC Lokomotiv MoskvaClub Atlético de Madrid1-5Moscow
07/09/2018UNLGS-FTTurkeyRussia1-2Trabzon
06/11/2018UCLGSAS Monaco FCClub Brugge0-4Monaco
12/12/2018UCLGSReal Madrid CFPFC CSKA Moskva0-3Madrid
14/03/2019UELR16Villarreal CFFC Zenit2-1Villarreal

Last updated 14/11/2019 11:27CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Russia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium880030124
    Russia870127421
    Cyprus8314131210
    Scotland830511179
    Kazakhstan82159137
    San Marino80080430
    Matchday 1 (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)
  • Matchday 2 (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)
  • Matchday 3 (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
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Russia 1-0 Cyprus
    1-0 Ionov 38
    Guilherme, Mário Fernandes, Semenov, Ozdoev, Zobnin (78 Barinov), Kudryashov, Dzhikiya, Golovin, Anton Miranchuk (63 Aleksei Miranchuk), Ionov (92 Akhmetov), Dzyuba
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Scotland 1-2 Russia
    1-0 McGinn 11, 1-1 Dzyuba 40, 1-2 O'Donnell 59 (og)
    Guilherme, Mário Fernandes, Semenov, Ozdoev, Zobnin (66 Barinov), Kudryashov, Dzhikiya, Golovin (89 Akhmetov), Zhirkov, Ionov (80 Erokhin), Dzyuba
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Russia 1-0 Kazakhstan
    1-0 Mário Fernandes 89
    Guilherme, Mário Fernandes, Semenov, Cheryshev (55 Kudryashov), Ozdoev, Akhmetov (63 Zobnin), Dzhikiya, Golovin, Zhirkov, Anton Miranchuk (57 Ionov), Dzyuba
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Russia 4-0 Scotland
    1-0 Dzyuba 57, 2-0 Ozdoev 60, 3-0 Dzyuba 70, 4-0 Golovin 84
    Guilherme, Mário Fernandes, Semenov, Ozdoev, Barinov, Kudryashov, Dzhikiya, Golovin, Zhirkov (66 Cheryshev), Ionov (79 Akhmetov), Dzyuba (86 Komlichenko)
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Cyprus 0-5 Russia
    0-1 Cheryshev 9, 0-2 Ozdoev 23, 0-3 Dzyuba 79, 0-4 Golovin 89, 0-5 Cheryshev 90+2
    Guilherme, Semenov, Cheryshev, Ozdoev, Akhmetov (61 Kuzyaev), Kudryashov, Dzhikiya, Golovin, Ionov (77 Z. Bakaev), Dzyuba, S. Petrov (37 Karavaev)
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Russia-Belgium
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    San Marino-Russia

Belgium

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group I - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Belgium880030124
    Russia870127421
    Cyprus8314131210
    Scotland830511179
    Kazakhstan82159137
    San Marino80080430
    Matchday 1 (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
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dendoncker, Tielemans, E. Hazard, Mertens, T. Hazard (84 Chadli), Boyata, Castagne, Batshuayi
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Cyprus 0-2 Belgium
    0-1 E. Hazard 10, 0-2 Batshuayi 18
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Dendoncker, Tielemans, E. Hazard, Mertens (56 Januzaj), T. Hazard (68 Carrasco), Castagne, Batshuayi (89 Praet)
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Belgium 3-0 Kazakhstan
    1-0 Mertens 11, 2-0 Castagne 14, 3-0 R. Lukaku 50
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany (78 Vermaelen), Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne (67 Tielemans), R. Lukaku (72 Batshuayi), E. Hazard, Mertens, T. Hazard, Castagne
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Belgium 3-0 Scotland
    1-0 R. Lukaku 45+1, 2-0 R. Lukaku 57, 3-0 De Bruyne 90+2
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Kompany (90 Vermaelen), Vertonghen, Witsel, De Bruyne, Tielemans (78 Mertens), R. Lukaku, E. Hazard, Meunier, T. Hazard (90 Carrasco)
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    San Marino 0-4 Belgium
    0-1 Batshuayi 43 (P) , 0-2 Mertens 57, 0-3 Chadli 63, 0-4 Batshuayi 90+2
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen, De Bruyne (76 Praet), Tielemans, Carrasco, Meunier, Origi (55 Mertens), Januzaj (56 Chadli), Batshuayi
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Scotland 0-4 Belgium
    0-1 R. Lukaku 9, 0-2 Vermaelen 24, 0-3 Alderweireld 32, 0-4 De Bruyne 82
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Dendoncker, De Bruyne, Tielemans (86 Verschaeren), R. Lukaku, Mertens, Meunier (90 Raman), Chadli (77 Carrasco)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Belgium 9-0 San Marino
    1-0 R. Lukaku 28, 2-0 Chadli 31, 3-0 Brolli 35 (og) , 4-0 R. Lukaku 41, 5-0 Alderweireld 43, 6-0 Tielemans 45+1, 7-0 Benteke 79, 8-0 Verschaeren 84 (P) , 9-0 Castagne 90
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Vanaken, Tielemans, R. Lukaku (76 Benteke), E. Hazard (63 Carrasco), Mertens (63 Verschaeren), Castagne, Chadli
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Kazakhstan 0-2 Belgium
    0-1 Batshuayi 21, 0-2 Meunier 53
    Courtois, Alderweireld, Vermaelen (92 Mechele), Vertonghen, Witsel, E. Hazard, Mertens (78 Carrasco), Meunier, T. Hazard, Praet, Batshuayi (78 Benteke)
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Russia-Belgium
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Belgium-Cyprus

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:19CET

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
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.