CIS national football team


CIS national football team
 CIS
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Association Football Federation of CIS
Head coach Anatoly Byshovets
Most caps Dmitri Kharine (11)[1]
Top scorer Sergei Kiriakov (4)
Home stadium Various
FIFA code CIS
Home colours
Away colours
First international

United States USA 0 - 1 CIS CIS-euro92-flag.png
(Miami, USA; 25 January 1992)

Last International
Scotland Scotland 3 - 0 CIS CIS-euro92-flag.png
(Norrköping, Sweden; 18 June 1992)
Biggest win
El Salvador El Salvador 0 - 3 CIS CIS-euro92-flag.png
(San Salvador, El Salvador; 29 January 1992)
Biggest defeat
Mexico Mexico 4 - 0 CIS CIS-euro92-flag.png
(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.

Flag used by the CIS team at Euro 1992.

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.

Contents

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

UEFA Euro 1992 squad

Head coach: Anatoli Byshovets

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 1GK Dmitri Kharine 16 August 1968 (aged 23) 12 Russia CSKA Moscow
2 2DF Andrei Chernyshov 7 January 1968 (aged 24) 23 Russia Spartak Moscow
3 2DF Kakhaber Tskhadadze 7 September 1968 (aged 23) 5 Russia Spartak Moscow
4 2DF Akhrik Tsveiba 10 September 1966 (aged 25) 22 Ukraine Dynamo Kiev
5 2DF Oleg Kuznetsov 22 March 1963 (aged 29) 60 Scotland Rangers
6 3MF Igor Shalimov 2 February 1969 (aged 23) 23 Italy Foggia
7 3MF Alexei Mikhailichenko 30 March 1963 (aged 29) 38 Scotland Rangers
8 3MF Andrei Kanchelskis 23 January 1969 (aged 23) 20 England Manchester United
9 3MF Sergei Aleinikov 7 November 1961 (aged 30) 75 Italy Lecce
10 3MF Igor Dobrovolski 27 August 1967 (aged 24) 26 Switzerland Servette
11 4FW Sergei Yuran 11 June 1969 (aged 22) 13 Portugal Benfica
12 1GK Stanislav Cherchesov 2 September 1963 (aged 28) 10 Russia Spartak Moscow
13 4FW Sergei Kiriakov 1 January 1970 (aged 22) 8 Russia Dynamo Moscow
14 4FW Volodymyr Lyutyi 20 April 1962 (aged 30) 5 Germany Duisburg
15 4FW Igor Kolyvanov 6 March 1968 (aged 24) 22 Italy Foggia
16 3MF Dmitri Kuznetsov 28 August 1965 (aged 26) 17 Spain Espanyol
17 3MF Igor Korneev 4 September 1967 (aged 24) 5 Spain Espanyol
18 2DF Viktor Onopko 14 October 1969 (aged 22) 1 Russia Spartak Moscow
19 3MF Igor Lediakhov 22 May 1968 (aged 24) 7 Russia Spartak Moscow
20 2DF Andrei Ivanov 6 April 1967 (aged 25) 3 Russia 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.

Notes

  1. ^ Includes two FIFA-sanctioned friendlies against Mexico, that were not registered with the Russian Football Federation.

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