Russia national futsal team


Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Russian Football Union
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Sergey Skorovich
Captain Vladislav Shayakhmetov
Top scorer Konstantin Eremenko (122)
FIFA ranking 3 (29 November 2016) [1]
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Soviet Union Soviet Union 6–2 Hungary 
(Agrigento, Italy, 24 April 1991)[2]
 Belgium 4–6 Russia 
(Eindhoven, Netherlands, 18 September 1992)[2]
Biggest win
 Russia 31–2 Solomon Islands 
(Brasília, Brazil, 6 October 2008)[3]
Biggest defeat
 Russia 0–7 Brazil 
(Brasília, Brazil, 4 October 2008)
World Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1992)
Best result 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-ups, (2016)
UEFA Futsal Championship
Appearances 10 (First in 1996)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) Winners, (1999)
World Cup
Appearances 8 (First in 1991)
Best result 4th place, (1997, 2000, 2011)
Grand Prix de Futsal
Appearances 3 (First in 2010)
Best result 2nd, silver medalist(s) Runner-ups, (2011, 2013)

The Russian national futsal team (Russian: Сборная России по мини-футболу, Sbornaya Rossii po mini-futbolu) is the national futsal team of Russia. The team is controlled by the Russian Football Union and affiliated with UEFA. Sergey Skorovich is currently managing the team.

Russia has qualified for six World Cups, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2012, 2016 and for every edition of the European Championships.



Russia's FIFA Futsal World Cup history began inauspiciously in 1992, when a poor defensive record of 16 goals conceded in three matches meant elimination at the group stage. A dramatic turnaround in Spain four years later saw the Russians claim an impressive third spot with a 3–2 success over neighbours Ukraine in the deciding match. Russia's most recent appearance on the world stage came at the 2000 finals in Guatemala, where they took fourth after a 4–2 defeat to Portugal in the third-place play-off. At the UEFA Futsal Championship in late 2007, a new generation picked up the thread of previous FIFA Futsal World Cup performances and finished third, gaining revenge over Portugal for a defeat at the same stage in 2000.


Russia was drawn in a group of three nations in qualifying for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008, but after France withdrew at the last minute, the berth in the next round was decided in a single eliminator against Serbia. The Russians duly won 3–2 to book a play-off spot with Belarus, one of the surprise packages at the group stage, but the experience of three appearances at the FIFA Futsal World Cup finals told in the end as the Russians eased to a 6–2 aggregate win. Much of the credit goes to keeper Pavel Stepanov for conceding only four goals in three matches. At the final tournament, Russia was drawn in Group A along with Brazil, Japan, Cuba and Solomon Islands. Losing against Brazil and winning the other three games, Russia finished second and qualified for the Second round. This time Russia was drawn in Group F together with Spain, Argentina and Paraguay. After losing to Spain in the opening match, Russia went on to win against Paraguay and draw with Argentina to scrape through to set up a semi-final against Brazil. However, Russia was unable to past Brazil and eventually placed fourth after losing out to Italy in the Third place playoff final.

Competitive record

FIFA Futsal World Cup record

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Did Not Qualify
Hong Kong 1992Group Stage9th31112016
Spain 1996Third Place3rd84222917
Guatemala 2000Fourth Place4th84043724
Taiwan 2004 Did Not Qualify
Brazil 2008Fourth Place4th94146231
Thailand 2012Quarter-Finals5th5401323
Colombia 2016Second Place2nd76014016

UEFA European Futsal Championship record

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Spain 1996Runner-up2nd43011710
Spain 1999Winner1st54102314
Russia 2001Third place3rd5302149
Italy 2003Round 16th310256
Czech Republic 2005Runner-up2nd53021510
Portugal 2007Third place3rd53021312
Hungary 2010Quarter-final5th311185
Croatia 2012Runner-up2nd5311148
Belgium 2014Runner-up2nd53112211
Serbia 2016Runner-up2nd53111615
Slovenia 2018TBD------

Grand Prix de Futsal

Year Round Position GP W D L GS GA
Brazil 2005Did not enter-------
Brazil 2006Did not enter-------
Brazil 2007Did not enter-------
Brazil 2008Did not enter-------
Brazil 2009Did not enter-------
Brazil 20109th place9th64112810
Brazil 2011Runner-up2nd65012911
Brazil 2013Runner-up2nd5410228
Brazil 2014Did not enter-------
Brazil 2015Did not enter-------
Brazil 2016TBD-------

Star Players


Current squad

The following players were named for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup.[4]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Georgi Zamtaradze (1987-02-12)12 February 1987 (aged 29) MFK Dinamo Moskva
3 1GK Sergei Vikulov (1990-03-25)25 March 1990 (aged 26) MFK Viz-Sinara Yekaterinburg
12 1GK Gustavo (1979 -02-05)5 February 1979 (aged 37) MFK Dinamo Moskva
14 3MF Daniil Davydov (1989-01-23)23 January 1989 (aged 27) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
4 3MF Dmitri Lyskov (1987-09-24)24 September 1987 (aged 28) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
5 3MF Rômulo (1986-09-28)28 September 1986 (aged 29) MFK Dinamo Moskva
6 3MF Ivan Chishkala (1995-07-11)11 July 1995 (aged 21) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
10 3MF Robinho (1983-01-28)28 January 1983 (aged 33) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
9 4FW Sergei Abramov (1990-09-09)9 September 1990 (aged 26) MFK Dina Moskva
13 4FW Sergei Abramovich (1990-01-15)15 January 1990 (aged 26) MFK Tyumen
7 4FW Ivan Milovanov (1989-02-08)8 February 1989 (aged 27) MFK Tyumen
11 4FW Artem Niyazov (1996-07-13)13 July 1996 (aged 20) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
2 4FW Vladislav Shayakhmetov (1981-08-25)25 August 1981 (aged 35) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk
8 4FW Eder Lima (1984-06-29)29 June 1984 (aged 32) Gazprom-Ugra Yugorsk

Results and Fixtures



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