UEFA EURO 2008
|17/10/07||QR (GS)||Russia – England||
|Moscow||Pavlyuchenko 69 (P), 73; Rooney 29|
|12/09/07||QR (GS)||England – Russia||3-0||London||Owen 7, 31, Ferdinand 84|
1988 UEFA European Championship
|18/06/88||GS-FT||England – USSR||
|Frankfurt am Main||Adams 16; Aleinikov 3, Mykhailychenko 28, Pasulko 73|
1968 UEFA European Championship
|08/06/68||3rdPO||England – USSR||
|Rome||Charlton 39, Hurst 63|
FIFA World Cup
|17/06/58||GS-FT||USSR – England||
|08/06/58||GS-FT||USSR – England||2-2||Gothenburg|
The last time England met Russia they suffered what proved a costly defeat – they will want no repeat when the teams open their UEFA EURO 2016 campaigns in Marseille.
England (Chance to win group: 53.4 percent)
They won all of their qualifying matches, yet the English football nation is still unconvinced by its team, especially after a disastrous 2014 World Cup. Manager Roy Hodgson will have a young squad — much changed from two years ago — to call upon, with Wayne Rooney the last man standing of a former “Golden Generation”, but currently so out of form he may arrive at the finals no longer a first choice. Hodgson would like to keep his job for Russia 2018, but even reaching the quarterfinals may not be enough to save him. FA chairman Greg Dyke saying in Paris that England will win the tournament was either a joke or an extremely rash prediction.
Russia (22.3 percent)
The Russian qualifying campaign veered toward disaster, and it required the removal of coach Fabio Capello to pull them through, with CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky called in last June to rescue the campaign while continuing to coach at his club. Slutsky presided over victory in the rest of Russia’s matches, but faces the same problems Capello openly complained about. A proliferation of foreign players in the Russian Premier League means there is a shallow pool of talent to call upon, and an ageing squad to work with for the World Cup 2018 hosts.