The 1960 Soviet Union team : winner of the first Euro championship, the European Nations Cup in France.
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Gusarov played in the semis, Korneev played in the Final.
The 1966 Soviet Union team : semi-finalist of the World Cup in England and 4th.
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The 1968 Soviet Union team : semi-finalist and 4th at the Euro held in Italy.
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The 1972 Soviet Union team : runner-up at the Euro held in Belgium.
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The 1988 Soviet Union team : runner-up at the Euro held in West Germany.
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The Belarusian Gotsmanov played the Final. Instead of Kuznetsov, suspended. Demyanenko, who replaced Bezsonov after 35 minutes of play in the semi-finals against Italy, played the Final.
More than the half of the team was composed with Dynamo Kiev players. The Soviet Union coach, Lobanovsky, was also the coach of the Ukrainian club.
The Soviet Union team was also a World Cup quarter-finalist in three occasions : in 1958, 1962 and in 1970. And also reached the second round of the Mundial 82 that decided of the semi-finalists (last 12). Round of 16 in 1986.
The Soviet Union was effectively dissolved on December 26, 1991.
The team of Russia, quarter-finalist at the Euro England in 1996 :
The team of Ukraine, quarter-finalist at the 2006 World Cup, in Germany :
The team of Russia semi-finalist at the Euro 2008 in Austria and in Switerland :
Russia organized the 2018 World Cup... and the team reached the quarter-finals.
Dzagoev (AM) was out after 24 minutes in the first game against Saudi Arabia and replaced by Cheryshev (he'd only reappeared in the q-f's against Croatia, from the bench, at the 102nd minute).
Smolov was the starting CF in the same match before being replaced by Dzyuba as the starter.
Gazinksy lost his place at midfield to the benefit of Kuzyayev at the half time of the third groups stage match against Uruguay.
Zhirkov played the two first groups stage matches. He then was the LB in a back-5 in the R16 against Spain while Cheryshev was benched, but did not play in the q-f's.