Russia have often been a team that flatters to deceive and their campaign at Euro 2012 pretty much sums them up, they put up the performance of the first round by beating Czech Republic 4-1 and then still failed to even qualify for the knockout rounds.
Russia are clearly not a side to put full faith in and they are always going to appeal more as a team to trade rather than to bet on as what you see often isn't what you get.
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These were Russia's qualifying results for Euro 2012, their qualifying results for Euro 2016 will be added once the campaign starts
|Date||Home Team||Result||Away Team|
|08/10/2010||Republic Of Ireland||2-3 (0-2)||Russia|
|06/09/2011||Russia||0-0 (0-0)||Republic Of Ireland|
This was the final 23 man Russia Euro 2012 squad, how many of these players will be around in 2016?
Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeyev (CSKA Moscow), Vyacheslav Malafeyev (Zenit St Petersburg), Anton Shunin (Dynamo Moscow).
Defenders: Alexander Anyukov (Zenit St Petersburg), Alexei Berezutsky (CSKA Moscow), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow), Roman Sharonov (Rubin Kazan), Vladimir Granat (Dynamo Moscow), Kirill Nababkin (CSKA Moscow).
Midfielders: Igor Denisov (Zenit St Petersburg), Roman Shirokov (Zenit St Petersburg), Konstantin Zyryanov (Zenit St Petersburg), Yuri Zhirkov (Anzhi Makhachkala), Alan Dzagoyev (CSKA Moscow), Igor Semshov (Dynamo Moscow), Denis Glushakov (Lokomotiv Moscow), Marat Izmailov (Sporting), Dmitry Kombarov (Spartak Moscow).
Forwards: Andrei Arshavin (Arsenal), Alexander Kerzhakov (Zenit St Petersburg), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Lokomotiv Moscow), Alexander Kokorin (Dynamo Moscow), Pavel Pogrebnyak (Fulham).
We will add Russia's goalscorer stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.
We will add Russia's disciplinary stats from their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign after each qualifying match.
|2012||Eliminated Third In Group|
|2008||Eliminated In Semi Final|
|2004||Eliminated Bottom Of Group|
|2000||Did Not Qualify|
|1996||Eliminated Bottom Of Group|
Russia's performance at Euro 2008 came a little out of the blue in comparision to previous attempts at the competition. From 1996 to 2004 Russia had either failed to qualify or on two occasions had come rock bottom in their group, yet in 2008 they went all the way to the semi final. They went to Euro 2008 with a pretty good team but the fact that they then didn't qualify for the World Cup two years later suggests that they were flattered by their showing in 2008 or that they massively overperformed and that is backed up by a group stage exit in 2012.