U21 Euro Warm Up: What Happened to Russia’s 2013 Squad?

On Saturday, the 21st edition of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship kicks off in Poland. Unfortunately, the Russian national team fell short of expectations and failed to qualify, once again, and it has only played at three of the 13 tournaments held since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The last time it participated was in 2013, when the championship was hosted by Israel. Back then, the team coached by Nikolay Pisarev found itself in the Group of Death alongside Germany, … [Read more...]