The Russia national football team (Russian: национа́льная сбо́рная Росси́и по футбо́лу, natsionálnaya sbórnaya Rossii po futbólu) represents Russia in association football and is controlled by the Russian Football Union (Russian: Российский Футбольный Союз, Rossiyskiy Futboľnyy Soyuz), the governing body for football in Russia.

Russia's home grounds are Otkrytie Arena, Luzhniki Stadium and Lokomotiv Stadium (all in Moscow), and Petrovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg.

Russia qualified for three World Cups (1994, 2002, 2014), and they have automatically qualified for 2018 as hosts. They have also qualified for five European Championships (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016). Reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2008 marks the only time that they passed the group stages of a major tournament, excluding the record of the Soviet Union national team, of which Russia is the successor.

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