- CIS national football team
CIS Association Association Football Federation of CIS Head coach Anatoly Byshovets Most caps Dmitri Kharine (11) Top scorer Sergei Kiriakov (4) Home stadium Various FIFA code CISHome coloursAway colours First international
Scotland 3 - 0 CIS
(Norrköping, Sweden; 18 June 1992)
Biggest win El Salvador 0 - 3 CIS
(San Salvador, El Salvador; 29 January 1992)
Biggest defeat Mexico 4 - 0 CIS
(Mexico City, Mexico; 8 March 1992)
European Championship Appearances 1 (First in 1992) Best result Round 1, 1992
The CIS national football team represented the Commonwealth of Independent States, a regional confederation formed by 12 of the 15 newly formed sovereign states that emerged out of the break-up of the Soviet Union between 1990 and early 1992. Since the USSR national team had already booked a spot in the Euro 1992 by qualifying in 1991, the only legitimate way for them to take part in the competition was to take part as a unified team. As the Soviet Union ceased to exist on 1 January 1992, so did the Football Federation of USSR. On 11 January 1992, the Association Football Federation of CIS was formed and approved by FIFA two days later.
Since Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania were never members of the Commonwealth of Independent States, and since the national teams of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania had already been formed, the players from these states did not participate in the CIS national team. Though the federation was successfully able to put together a national team, plans for a domestic league were less successful, resulting in separate championships for all of the breakaway republics. Although Georgia only became a member of CIS in 1993, it also participated in the CIS team.
Thus, the CIS national football team was previously known as the USSR national football team until June 1992 when the team completed its participation in the Euro 1992. It was renamed to Russia national football team and additional national teams for the FSU republics were formed as well.
The CIS national football team was coached by Anatoly Byshovets. The team failed to achieve success in Euro 1992, finishing last in the group, but achieved two notable draws with Germany and the Netherlands, before being beaten 3-0 by Scotland in what turned out to be their last ever match.
National teams of the former Soviet republics
Members of the CIS team
Armenia National team U-21 team UEFA Azerbaijan National team U-21 team UEFA Belarus National team U-21 team UEFA Georgia National team U-21 team UEFA Kazakhstan National team U-21 team UEFA (AFC:1992-2002) Kyrgyzstan National team U-23 team AFC Moldova National team U-21 team UEFA Russia National team U-21 team UEFA Tajikistan National team U-23 team AFC Turkmenistan National team U-23 team AFC Ukraine National team U-21 team UEFA Uzbekistan National team U-23 team AFC
Not members of the CIS team
Estonia National team U-21 team UEFA Latvia National team U-21 team UEFA Lithuania National team U-21 team UEFA
European Championship record
- 1992 - Round 1
UEFA Euro 1992 squad
Head coach: Anatoli Byshovets
No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club 1 GK Dmitri Kharine 16 August 1968 (aged 23) 12 CSKA Moscow 2 DF Andrei Chernyshov 7 January 1968 (aged 24) 23 Spartak Moscow 3 DF Kakhaber Tskhadadze 7 September 1968 (aged 23) 5 Spartak Moscow 4 DF Akhrik Tsveiba 10 September 1966 (aged 25) 22 Dynamo Kiev 5 DF Oleg Kuznetsov 22 March 1963 (aged 29) 60 Rangers 6 MF Igor Shalimov 2 February 1969 (aged 23) 23 Foggia 7 MF Alexei Mikhailichenko 30 March 1963 (aged 29) 38 Rangers 8 MF Andrei Kanchelskis 23 January 1969 (aged 23) 20 Manchester United 9 MF Sergei Aleinikov 7 November 1961 (aged 30) 75 Lecce 10 MF Igor Dobrovolski 27 August 1967 (aged 24) 26 Servette 11 FW Sergei Yuran 11 June 1969 (aged 22) 13 Benfica 12 GK Stanislav Cherchesov 2 September 1963 (aged 28) 10 Spartak Moscow 13 FW Sergei Kiriakov 1 January 1970 (aged 22) 8 Dynamo Moscow 14 FW Volodymyr Lyutyi 20 April 1962 (aged 30) 5 Duisburg 15 FW Igor Kolyvanov 6 March 1968 (aged 24) 22 Foggia 16 MF Dmitri Kuznetsov 28 August 1965 (aged 26) 17 Espanyol 17 MF Igor Korneev 4 September 1967 (aged 24) 5 Espanyol 18 DF Viktor Onopko 14 October 1969 (aged 22) 1 Spartak Moscow 19 MF Igor Lediakhov 22 May 1968 (aged 24) 7 Spartak Moscow 20 DF Andrei Ivanov 6 April 1967 (aged 25) 3 Spartak Moscow
In total the CIS squad officially contained 15 Russians, 3 Ukrainians, a Georgian and a Belarussian. Caps included games played for the Soviet team as well as the CIS.
- ^ Includes two FIFA-sanctioned friendlies against Mexico, that were not registered with the Russian Football Federation.
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