Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Russia Home 2012


Flag of Russia

First international: Russia 2-0 Mexico (1992)

Biggest win: San Marino 0-7 Russia (1995)

Biggest loss: Portugal 7-1 Russia (2004)

Most capped: Viktor Onopko (109 caps)

Top scorer: Vladimir Beschastnykh (26 goals)

Star player: Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow)

This for me was the best shirt of Euro 2012. It's a very nice design from Adidas and makes a change to the standard templates they give other countries. Although Russia started very well they were shocked when Greece beat them to go through to the quarter finals as was everyone else watching the tournament. They won the European Championship in 1960 but not under the name of Russia. They qualified for Euro 2008 in place of England.

1 comment:

  1. The USSR NT was superb. Still waiting for that era to grace both the Russia and Ukraine NT's. Right now giving the ball away and not finishing on chances is a common problem both teams have to tackle.