1996 in Russian Football - National Team

National Team

Russia national football team participated in the UEFA Euro 1996, coming last in their group with 1 point and not qualifying for the quarterfinals. Oleg Romantsev was the manager up to and including the Euro, with Aleksandr Tarkhanov and Boris Ignatyev assisting. After the Euro Boris Ignatyev became the manager, with Aleksandr Tarkhanov and Yuri Syomin assisting.

  • February 7, 1996 / Rothmans Cup / Malta - Russia 0-2 (Karpin 26' Kiriakov 61' / Ta' Qali, Ta' Qali National Stadium / Attendance: 2,000
Russia: Cherchesov, Mamedov, Nikiforov, Shalimov, Kovtun, Karpin, Onopko (captain), Tikhonov (Beschastnykh, 46), Mostovoi, Yuran, Kiriakov.
  • February 9, 1996 / Rothmans Cup / Iceland - Russia 0-3 (Kanchelskis 12' Karpin 63' 65') / Ta' Qali, Ta' Qali National Stadium / Attendance: 1,000
Russia: Kharine, Radimov, Nikiforov (Chugainov, 76), Tetradze, Kovtun (Kanchelskis, 10), Karpin, Onopko (captain) (Bushmanov, 46), Beschastnykh, Mostovoi (Simutenkov, 46), Dobrovolski (Alenichev, 76), Radchenko.
  • February 11, 1996 / Rothmans Cup / Slovenia - Russia 1-3 (Gliha 89' (pen.) - Simutenkov 13' 73' Alenichev 18') / Ta' Qali, Ta' Qali National Stadium / Attendance: 4,000
Russia: Cherchesov (Kharine, 46), Radimov (Mamedov, 70), Nikiforov (captain), Tetradze, Bushmanov (Chugainov, 78), Kanchelskis, Alenichev, Beschastnykh (Tikhonov, 78), Kechinov, Simutenkov, Radchenko.
  • March 27, 1996 / Friendly / Ireland - Russia 0-2 (Keane 89' - Mostovoi 34' Kolyvanov 53') / Dublin, Lansdowne Road / Attendance: 47,000
Russia: Cherchesov, Radimov (Tetradze, 46), Nikiforov, Tsymbalar (Radchenko, 46), Kovtun, Karpin, Onopko (captain), Kanchelskis, Kolyvanov (Shalimov, 70), Mostovoi, Kiriakov (Simutenkov, 66).
  • April 24, 1996 / Friendly / Belgium - Russia 0-0 / Brussels, King Baudouin Stadium / Attendance: 16,000
Russia: Cherchesov (Kharine, 46), Kanchelskis, Nikiforov, Onopko (captain), Kovtun, Karpin, Radimov, Mostovoi, Beschastnykh, Kolyvanov (Simutenkov, 79), Kiriakov (Radchenko, 69).
  • May 24, 1996 / Friendly / Qatar - Russia 2-5 (Mubarak Mustafa 53' (pen.) Abdulaziz Hassan 89' - Kiriakov 2' 58' Kanchelskis 5' Kolyvanov 27' Mostovoi 78' Nikiforov 88') / Doha, Khalifa International Stadium / Attendance: 2,500
Russia: Kharine (Ovchinnikov, 85), Gorlukovich, Nikiforov, Tsymbalar (Dobrovolski, 46), Tetradze, Karpin (Shalimov, 59), Onopko (captain) (Bushmanov, 69), Kanchelskis, Kolyvanov (Yuran, 46), Mostovoi, Kiriakov.
  • May 29, 1996 / Friendly / Russia - UAE 1-0 (Simutenkov 84') / Moscow, Dynamo Stadium / Attendance: 5,500
Russia: Cherchesov, Radimov, Tetradze, Tsymbalar (Simutenkov, 68), Kovtun, Karpin, Onopko (captain), Kanchelskis (Dobrovolski, 46), Kolyvanov, Yanovskiy, Kiriakov.
  • June 2, 1996 / Friendly / Russia - Poland 2-0 (Kovtun 21' Beschastnykh 73') / Moscow, Dynamo Stadium / Attendance: 15,000
Russia: Kharine, Radimov (Shalimov, 86), Tetradze, Tsymbalar (Dobrovolski, 58), Kovtun, Karpin, Onopko (captain) (Nikiforov, 46), Kanchelskis, Kolyvanov (Simutenkov, 46), Yanovskiy, Kiriakov (Beschastnykh, 46).
  • June 11, 1996 / UEFA Euro 1996, First Round, Group C / Italy - Russia 2-1 (Casiraghi 5' 52' - Tsymbalar 21' / Liverpool, Anfield / Attendance: 35,120
Russia: Cherchesov, Tetradze, Bushmanov (Yanovskiy, 46), Onopko (captain), Kovtun, Kanchelskis, Karpin (Kiriakov, 63), Mostovoi, Tsymbalar (Dobrovolski, 71), Kolyvanov, Radimov.
  • June 16, 1996 / UEFA Euro 1996, First Round, Group C / Russia - Germany 0-3 (Kovtun 71' - Sammer 56' Klinsmann 77' 90') / Manchester, Old Trafford / Attendance: 50,760
Russia: Kharine, Tetradze, Nikiforov, Tsymbalar, Kovtun, Onopko (captain), Kanchelskis, Kolyvanov, Mostovoi, Radimov (Karpin, 46), Khokhlov (Simutenkov, 66).
  • June 19, 1996 / UEFA Euro 1996, First Round, Group C / Russia - Czech Republic 3-3 (Mostovoi 49' Tetradze 54' Beschastnykh 84' - Suchop├írek 6' Kuka 19' ┼ámicer 88') / Liverpool, Anfield / Attendance: 21,128
Russia: Cherchesov, Tetradze, Nikiforov, Gorlukovich, Tsymbalar (Shalimov, 67), Karpin (captain), Yanovskiy, Radimov, Khokhlov, Kolyvanov (Beschastnykh, 46), Simutenkov (Mostovoi, 46).
  • August 28, 1996 / Friendly / Russia - Brazil 2-2 (Nikiforov 18' (pen.) Radimov 80' Onopko 84' - Donizete 47' Ronaldo 85' (pen.) Cafu 76') / Moscow, Dynamo Stadium / Attendance: 25,000
Russia: Cherchesov, Mamedov, Nikiforov, Tikhonov (Kharlachyov, 63), Ternavski, Tetradze, Onopko (captain), Kanchelskis, Veretennikov (Radimov, 15), Kolyvanov (Kechinov, 77), Radchenko (Beschastnykh, 66).
  • September 1, 1996 / 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier / Russia - Cyprus 4-0 (Nikiforov 7' 50' Kolyvanov 34' Beschastnykh 82') / Moscow, Dynamo Stadium / Attendance: 8,500
Russia: Cherchesov, Mamedov, Nikiforov, Onopko (captain), Ternavski, Kanchelskis, Radimov (Kharlachyov, 66), Tetradze, Beschastnykh, Kolyvanov (Tikhonov, 60), Radchenko (Kanishchev, 46).
  • October 9, 1996 / 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier / Israel - Russia 1-1 (G. Brumer 63' - Kolyvanov 80') / Ramat Gan, Ramat Gan Stadium / Attendance: 48,000
Russia: Cherchesov, Minko, Nikiforov, Bushmanov (Radimov, 67), Karpin, Tetradze, Onopko (captain), Kanchelskis, Beschastnykh, Kolyvanov, Radchenko (Tikhonov, 46).
  • November 10, 1996 / 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifier / Luxembourg - Russia 0-4 (Tikhonov 34' Kanchelskis 39' Beschastnykh 58' Karpin 81' Nikiforov 37') / Luxembourg, Stade Josy Barthel / Attendance: 5,660
Russia: Cherchesov (Ovchinnikov, 75), Minko, Nikiforov, Tikhonov, Karpin, Tetradze, Onopko (captain), Kanchelskis, Beschastnykh (Radimov, 81), Kolyvanov, Mostovoi (Bushmanov, 46).

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