Russian National Team: signs of progress towards 2018 World Cup

Despite losing 0-1 against Argentina at the Luzhniki and drawing 3-3 with Spain at the Stadium St. Petersburg, an optimistic aura seems to surround the Russian national team. It is now abundantly clear that under Stanislav Cherchesov, Sbornaya is finally starting to come together, play with an apparent identity, and most importantly, pick up results. Eighteen months ago in France, Russia was a team devoid of an identity, packed with ageing stars of former glories in their twilight years. The … [Read more...]

Euro Qualifier Preview: Russia – Austria

Russia faces a stern test this Sunday as they come up against a high-flying Austrian squad looking to extend their lead at the top of Group G. The unbeaten Austrians have accumulated 13 points after 5 games; a 1-1 draw with Sweden in September their only dropped points in the campaign. We have allied ourselves with the Austrian football expert Tim Armitage to provide you with the best possible preview for this exciting event. Background: The sides last met in November as Marcel Koller’s … [Read more...]