European Football Championship 2012 / Russia - Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2016/Russland
This article covers the Russian national football team at the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine . The Russian team took part in a European Championship finals for the fourth time and was eliminated in the preliminary round for the third time. The predecessor, the Soviet team , took part six times and, together, the two teams are the most frequent participants after Germany. In 1960 the USSR won the title at the first event, still known as the "European Cup of Nations".
Russia completed the qualification for the European Championship in qualifying Group B .
The top scorer was Roman Pavlyuchenko with four goals.
The Russian team played three test matches just before the European Championships: on May 25, they played for the first time in Moscow against Uruguay (1-1, goal: Alexander Kerhakov ), on May 29 in Nyon against Lithuania (0-0) and on May 1 June in Zurich against Italy (3-0, goals: Alexander Kerschakow and 2 × Roman Schirokow ), the only test match in which two EM participants competed against each other.
Games of Russia
EM preliminary round
At the draw, the Russians, Greece and the Czech Republic were drawn to the host Poland, who was the head of group A. There has only been one game against the Czech Republic so far: In the European Championship preliminary round in 1996 , the two separated 3: 3, with the Czechs reaching the quarter-finals by 3: 3 in the 90th minute. Russia last played against Poland on August 22, 2007. In Moscow the two drew 2-2. The overall balance against Poland was even with one win, one draw and one defeat before the European Championship. Against Greece, the balance is positive with 3 wins, 5 draws and 1 defeat before the European Championship. Both last met before the European Championship on November 11, 2011 in Piraeus and parted 1: 1. At the last European Championship, Russia won in thePreliminary round with 1-0 against Greece and four years earlier Russia was the only team that could win against the eventual European champions, but the 2-1 was no longer important for reaching the quarter-finals. The Russians had already retired by then.
Preliminary group A:
All games take place in Poland .
|Fri., June 8, 2012, 8:45 p.m. in Wroclaw|
|Russia||–||Czech Republic||4:1 (2:0)|
|Tue., June 12, 2012, 8:45 p.m. in Warsaw|
|Saturday, June 16, 2012, 8:45 p.m. in Warsaw|
On May 11, 2012, national coach Dick Advocaat , who resigned after the EM - as announced before the EM -  , the provisional squad for the 2012 European Football Championship .  On May 20, the last injured Vasily Berezuzki was deleted from the squad.  On May 24, Roman Schischkin had to be deleted from the squad due to gastritis .  In the Russian squad were as in the Dutch squad with 13 players, most players with EURO finals experience.
|player||society||International matches [K 1]||Tore[K 1]||Date of birth||European Championship games [K 2]||Sp.||Tore||Rot||G/R||yellow|
|1||Igor Akinfejew||CSKA Moscow||52||0||08.04.1986||5 (2008)|
|16||Vyacheslav Malafeyev||Zenit St. Petersburg||28||0||04.03.1979||2 (2004)||3|
|13||Anton Schunin||Dynamo Moscow||2||0||27.01.1987|
|2||Alexander Anjukow||Zenit St. Petersburg||68||1||28.09.1982||1 (2004), 5 (2008)||3|
|12||Alexei Beresuzki||CSKA Moscow||51||0||20.06.1982||3|
|4||Sergei Ignaschewitsch||CSKA Moscow||78||5||14.07.1979||4 (2008)||3|
|19||Vladimir Garnet||Dynamo Moscow||0||0||22.05.1987|
|15||Dimitri Kombarow||Spartak Moscow||5||0||22.01.1987|
|21||Kirill Nababkin||CSKA Moscow||1||0||08.09.1986|
|3||Roman Sharonov||Rubin Bottom||8||0||08.09.1976||2 (2004)|
|5||Juri Schirkow||Anzhi Makhachkala||55||0||20.08.1983||5 (2008)||3||1|
|7||Igor Denissov||Zenit St. Petersburg||29||0||17.05.1984||3||1|
|17||Alan Dsagojew||CSKA Moscow||23||7||17.06.1990||3||3||2|
|22||Denis Gluschakow||Moscow locomotive||10||1||27.01.1987||1|
|9||Marat Ismailow||Sporting Lisbon||35||2||21.09.1982||2 (2004)||2|
|6||Roman Schirokow||Zenit St. Petersburg||25||7||06.07.1981||1 (2008)||3||1|
|23||Igor Semschow||Dynamo Moscow||57||3||06.04.1978||1 (2004), 5 (2008)|
|8||Konstantin Syrjanov||Zenit St. Petersburg||52||7||05.10.1977||5 (2008)||2|
|10||Andrei Arshavin||Zenit St. Petersburg||74||17||29.05.1981||3 (2008)||3|
|11||Alexander Kerschakow||Zenit St. Petersburg||64||19||27.11.1982||1 (2004)||3|
|18||Alexander Kokorin||FK Dynamo Moscow||6||0||19.03.1991||1|
|14||Roman Pavlyuchenko||Moscow locomotive||50||20||15.12.1981||5 (2008)||3||1|
|20||Pavel Pogrebnjak||FC Fulham||33||8||08.11.1983||1||1|
|Dick Advocaat||Netherlands||27.09.1947||5 (2004)[K 3]||3|
- as of June 16, 2012 (after the game against Greece)
- Status: Before the start of the European Championship finals
- As coach of the Netherlands
- uefa.com: Advocaat resigns after the EURO
- FIFA.com: "Sbornaja" with ex-Stuttgart Pogrebnjak
- Russia goes to the EM without Berezutsky
- FIFA.com: Russia without defender Shishkin for EM