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World Cup Russia Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Russia Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Russia are the hosts country of World Cup 2018 and this will be the major tournament for them. All players are highly motivated and they will do their best to reach knockout stage. They are in Group with Uruguay, Egypt and Saudi Arabia and if they can pick up at least 6 points then can go through. Currently they don't play in fine fettle, but all expect from them to play much better. Here's everything you need to know about the team:

Russia don't play very strong in defending and it will be their main concern for this tournament. They have talented wingers and we expect from them to play with focus on winger attacks with strong and aggressive playing in defending. They have played with under 2.5 goals scored in their last four World Cup matches and for sure will play very cautious on the opening game against Saudi Arabia.

FIFA Ranking: 66

Russia World Cup 2018

Russia Coach

STANISLAV CHERCHESOV - Russia international goalkeeper

Russia Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Brugge), Soslan Dzhanaev (Rubin Kazan), Andrei Lunev (Zenit St. Petersburg)

DEFENDERS:
Vladimir Granat, Ruslan Kambolov, Fedor Kudryashov (all Rubin Kazan), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Roman Neustadter (Fenerbahce), Konstantin Rausch (Dynamo Moscow), Andrei Semenov (Akhmat Grozny), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow)

MIDFIELDERS:
Yuri Gazinsky (Krasnodar), Alexander Golovin (CSKA Moscow), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Alexander Erokhin (Zenit St. Petersburg), Yuri Zhirkov (Zenit St. Petersburg), Daler Kuzyaev (Zenit St. Petersburg), Roman Zobnin (Spartak Moscow), Alexander Samedov (Spartak Moscow), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Alexander Tashaev (Dynamo Moscow), Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal)

FORWARDS:
Artem Dzyuba (Arsenal Tula), Alexei Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fyodor Smolov (Krasnodar), Fyodor Chalov (CSKA Moscow)

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Russia Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

RUSSIA
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS)1-3-6
GOALS SCORED11
SHOTS ON TARGET26
SHOTS OFF TARGET39
GOALS CONCEDED18
TOTAL GOALS29
OVER 1.5 GOALS7
OVER 2.5 GOALS5
OVER 3.5 GOALS3
UNDER 1.5 GOALS3
UNDER 2.5 GOALS5
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE6
CLEAN SHEETS0
CORNERS45
FOULS149
YELLOWS13
REDS1
OFFSIDES28

Russia World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 10
Semifinals: 1
Best finish: 4th place 1966
Last World Cup: 24th place 2014

Russia World Cup 2018 Matches

June 14 - Russia vs. Saudi Arabia
June 19 - Russia vs. Egypt
June 25 - Russia vs. Uruguay

Russia Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

Russia have enough quality to beat Saudi Arabia and Egypt to move on to the round of 16, but it will not be an easy job. The key match will be against Egypt who also have a good chances to reach knockout phase. If they reach the next phase then probably will play against Spain or Portugal.

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