Team analysis

Russia

Russia

Russia squad
No.PlayerBornPos.GREFRASCOENGGERGSClub
1Denis Adamov20/02/1998Goalkeeper FC Krasnodar (RUS)
2Andrei Kudryavtsev06/11/1998Defender 40+ 80 FC Zenit (RUS)
3Konstantin Kotov25/06/1998Defender8080808080 FC Zenit (RUS)
4Nikita Kalugin12/03/1998Defender8080808080 FC Dinamo Moskva (RUS)
5Aleksei Tataev08/10/1998Defender80808080801 FC Krasnodar (RUS)
6Ivan Galanin05/06/1998Midfield40*40*40+76* FC Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
7Danil Krugovoi28/05/1998Defender 1+ FC Zenit (RUS)
8Georgi Makhatadze26/03/1998Midfield69*808052*80 FC Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
9Artem Galadzhan22/05/1998Forward80 FC Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
10Boris Tsygankov17/04/1998Midfield80808040+ FC Spartak Moskva (RUS)
11Aleksandr Lomovitski27/01/1998Defender80806080 FC Spartak Moskva (RUS)
12Aleksandr Maksimenko19/03/1998Goalkeeper8080808080 FC Spartak Moskva (RUS)
13Yegor Denisov06/02/1998Forward28+51*8080802 FC Zenit (RUS)
14Artem Selyukov16/03/1998Midfield52* 40*28+40* Chertanovo (RUS)
15Vladislav Bragin25/01/1998Forward11+29+40*+ 5+ FC Krasnodar (RUS)
16Dmitri Pletnev16/01/1998Midfield40+68*8012*75*2 FC Zenit (RUS)
17Mikhail Lysov29/01/1998Forward40*12+40+804+ FC Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
18Amir Gavrilov13/06/1998Defender8080808080 FC Rubin (RUS)
19Aleksandr Scherbakov26/06/1998Midfield28*+
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Coach: Mikhail Galaktionov
21/05/84
"We set ourselves the highest targets and I have to praise the players for their performances. In fact, I would rate the semi-final against Germany as one of our best. Our plan was to pressurise, and we succeeded. We had chances, but, sadly, didn't take them. But we still have a lot to do – a lot to learn. The more we play at such a high level against skilful opponents the better and stronger we will become."

Russia team analysis

Russia team analysis

• 4-2-3-1 with switches to 4-4-2 with midfield diamond
• Strong, well-drilled defensive block with minimal space between lines
• Extensive use of direct, long passing to striker; look for second ball
• Georgi Makhatadze the leader and hard-working linking player in midfield
• Occasional diagonals to wings with full-backs overlapping
• Aerial dominance; excellent deliveries at set plays
• Athletic, physically strong, hard-working; team spirit, mental strength