Broadcast: Euro 2016 Russia v Slovakia 15 June 16:00

Euro 2016 Russia v Slovakia

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Russia v Slovakia Line-ups


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Official squad list

Russia

Russian_Football_Union

Goalkeepers

# NAME AGE CLUB
1 Igor Akinfeev 30 CSKA Moskva
12 Yuri Lodygin 26 Zenit
16 Guilherme 30 Lokomotiv MSK

Defenders

# NAME AGE CLUB
2 Roman Shishkin 29 Lokomotiv MSK
3 Igor Smolnikov 27 Zenit
4 Sergei Ignashevich 36 CSKA Moskva
5 Roman Neustädter 28 Schalke
6 Aleksei Berezutski 33 CSKA Moskva
14 Vasili Berezutski 33 CSKA Moskva
21 Georgi Schennikov 25 CSKA Moskva
23 Dmitri Kombarov 29 Spartak Moskva

Midfielders

# NAME AGE CLUB
7 Artur Yusupov 26 Zenit
8 Denis Glushakov 29 Spartak Moskva
11 Pavel Mamaev 27 Krasnodar
13 Aleksandr Golovin 20 CSKA Moskva
15 Roman Shirokov 34 CSKA Moskva
17 Oleg Shatov 25 Zenit
18 Oleg Ivanov 29 Terek
19 Aleksandr Samedov 31 Lokomotiv MSK
20 Dmitri Torbinski 32 Krasnodar

Forwards

# NAME AGE CLUB
9 Aleksandr Kokorin 25 Zenit
10 Fedor Smolov 26 Krasnodar
22 Artem Dzyuba 27 Zenit

Slovakia

Slovakia

Goalkeepers

# NAME AGE CLUB
1 Jan Mucha 33 Slovan Bratislava
12 Jan Novota 32 Rapid Wien
23 Matus Kozacik 32 Plzen

Defenders

# NAME AGE CLUB
2 Peter Pekarík 29 Hertha
3 Martin Skrtel 31 Liverpool
4 Jan Durica 34 Lokomotiv MSK
5 Norbert Gyomber 5 23 Roma
14 Milan Skriniar 21 Sampdoria
15 Tomas Hubocan Doubtful 30 Dinamo Moskva
16 Kornel Salata 31 Slovan
18 Dušan Svento 30 Koln

Midfielders

# NAME AGE CLUB
6 Jan Gregus 25 Jablonec
7 Vladimír Weiss 26 Al-Gharafa
8 Ondrej Duda 21 Legia
10 Miroslav Stoch 26 Bursaspor
13 Patrik Hrosovsky 24 Plzen
17 Marek Hamsík 28 Napoli
19 Juraj Kucka 29 Milan
20 Robert Mak 25 PAOK
22 Viktor Pecovsky 33 Zilina

Forwards

# NAME AGE CLUB
9 Stanislav Sestak 33 Ferencvaros
11 Adam Nemec 30 Willem II
21 Michal Duris 28 Plzen

Competitive meetings between Russia and Slovakia have been very even as the teams prepare to renew acquaintances in Lille in the second round of UEFA EURO 2016 Group B games.

Previous meetings

• The nations met in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, each losing 1-0 at home.

• Miroslav Stoch was on target for Slovakia in Moscow on 7 September 2010, when the teams were:
Russia: Akinfeev, Anyukov, V Berezutski, Ignashevich (Bilyaletdinov 81), Zhirkov, Semshov (Bystrov 61), Shirokov, Zyryanov, Arshavin, Pogrebnyak (Pavlyuchenko 71), Dzagoev.
Slovakia: Mucha, Škrtel, Hubočan, Zabavník, Karhan (Sapara 73), Štrba, Stoch (Pečalka 90+2), Hološko, Saláta, Hamšík, Kucka (Jendrišek 58).

• On 7 October 2011, Alan Dzagoev scored Russia’s winner in Zilina. The sides were:
Slovakia: Mucha, Pekarík, Škrtel, Ďurica, Karhan (Šebo 86), Stoch, Hološko (Guédé 73), Hubočan, Hamšík, Jendrišek, Kucka (Weiss 73).
Russia: Malafeev, Anyukov, V Berezutski, Ignashevich, Zhirkov (A Berezutski 90+4), Shirokov, Denisov, Zyryanov, Arshavin, Pavlyuchenko (Pogrebnyak 87), Dzagoev (Samedov 90+3).

Russia’s five best qualifying goals

• There had been nothing to choose between the teams either in the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, a 1-1 draw in Moscow followed by a goalless stalemate in Bratislava.

• Aleksandr Kerzhakov scored the only goal in the most recent encounter – a St Petersburg friendly in May 2014.

• The Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia both defeated each other en route to claiming their respective European titles. The USSR were 3-0 winners against Czechoslovakia at Marseille’s Stade Vélodrome in the 1960 semi-finals; Czechoslovakia were 4-2 aggregate victors in the 1976 quarter-finals (2-0 home, 2-2 away).

EURO facts – Russia
• This is Russia’s fourth successive EURO final tournament and fifth in six as an independent nation. They have featured in seven of the last eight EUROs, including this edition, appearing as the Soviet Union in 1988 and the Commonwealth of Independent States four years later, before their debut as Russia in 1996.

Slovakia’s EURO star: Marek Hamsik

• The Soviet Union won the first UEFA European Championship in 1960, and finished as runners-up in 1964, 1972 and 1988. Russia’s best performance since the dissolution of the Soviet Union came in 2008, when they reached the semi-finals.

EURO facts – Slovakia

• While Slovakia have never before competed in a UEFA European Championship final tournament as an independent nation, as part of Czechoslovakia they appeared in three four-team finals.

• Czechoslovakia finished third in 1960 and 1980 and lifted the trophy in 1976. Eight of the 11 players who started the final against West Germany – and triumphed on penalties after a 2-2 draw – hailed from Slovakia.

• Slovakia reached the 2016 finals thanks mainly to wins in their first six Group C qualifiers, a run that included a 2-1 home triumph against Spain – the holders’ first qualifying defeat in 36 matches and nine years.

Coach and player links

• Have played in Russia:
Jan Mucha: Krylya Sovetov Samara (2013–15), Arsenal Tula (2014/15)
Kornel Salata: Rostov (2011–2013), Tom Tomsk (2013/14)
Jan Durica: Saturn Moscow Oblast (2006–08), Lokomotiv Moskva (2009–)
Martin Skrtel: Zenit (2004–08)
Tomas Hubocan: Zenit (2008–14), Dinamo Moskva (2014–)

• Have played together:
Jan Durica (Slovakia) & Roman Shishkin and Aleksandr Samedov (Russia) – Lokomotiv Moskva, 2009–

Tomas Hubocan (Slovakia) & Igor Denisov and Aleksandr Kokorin (Russia) – Dinamo Moskva, 2014–

Kornel Salata (Slovakia) and Artem Dzyuba (Russia) – Rostov, 2013–14

Martin Skrtel (Slovakia) & Igor Denisov (Russia) – Zenit, 2004–08

• Skrtel and Denisov were all part of the Zenit squad that won the Russian title in 2007.

• Former Slovakia coach Vladimír Weiss was in charge of Russian club Saturn Moscow Oblast in 2006/07.

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