The Russia national football team is the national football team of Russia and is controlled by the Football Union of Russia.
Russia is a member of UEFA, they won the first edition of the respective continental competition in 1960 as Soviet Union (of which Russia is the successor). Russia has appeared in 10 World Cups, althoguth the first 8 were as the Soviet Union, and will host the tournament in 2018.
Russia's home ground is the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and their current head coach is Stanislav Cherchesov.
Since the break up of the Soviet Union Russia has qualified for two World Cups (1994, 2002) and four European Championships (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012), reaching the semi finals in 2008. At the World Cup Finals they have never progressed beyond the group stage.
FIFA considers the Russia national team the direct descendant of the CIS and USSR national teams.
Russia will be playing in Group A with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Uruguay.