By News Team
Last Updated: 11th June 2021
Stanislav Cherchesov has some serious firepower to take to this summer’s Euros. The Russian squad is compromised of a mixture of a wealth of experience and some brimming new talent. And although the Russian squads at major tournaments are usually associated with playing in the Russian league, this squad has players featuring in major leagues across Europe.
Could this be the year that Russia make a sustained challenge to get into the latter stages of an international tournament? Ahead of this year’s European Championship, we have taken a look at all you need to know about the nation and their bid for glory at this year’s Euros – ranging from the Russian squad announcement, their upcoming fixtures and best odds for the Russian national team.
Who’s in the confirmed line up for Russia’s 2021 Squad?
One of Russia’s star men is without doubt Aleksandr Golovin, who has been a stalwart domestically and for the national side. And though he missed much of the domestic season he still notched five goals and nine assists for Monaco.
Russia have included in their squad some bright young talent as well as more experienced names. Andrey Mostovoy is a youngster many will be excited to see on the biggest stage and there was much praise for his latest appearance against Bulgaria in a friendly. See below for the full 26-man Russia line up.
Who do Russia play next at the Euros?
As for the Russian football fixtures at Euros, they have been drawn alongside one of the most feared teams at this year’s tournament Belgium in Group B. Russia kick off their Euros campaign against the well touted Belgians on 12th June in St Petersburg. Following this tricky encounter, they go on to face Finland on 16th June, also in St Petersburg. Russia then finish off their group stage fixtures against Denmark in Copenhagen.
What are the odds that Russia win the Euros?
Russia definitely enter this tournament with a talented squad but their history does go against them slightly and with a tricky group it’s not hard to see why they are 100/1 to win the Euros outright. They are, however, well priced at 5/2 to reach the quarter-finals.
What is the latest news on the Russia football team?
With no injury news for the Russian team, they have successfully completed their tournament warm-up in Austria, which should also be said was the last location they had their pre-tournament warm-up when they reached the quarter-finals of their World Cup on home soil. Could it be fate or well laid plans that they have set out? Only time will tell.