The 2017 Confederations Cup is the only edition of that football competition that the Russian national football side has ever managed to qualify and the only reason why they were qualified is because Russia is serving as the hosts.
When it comes to qualifying for the Confederations Cup, it’s something that Russia has never really managed to do and the furthest round that the Russian national side has reached was the semi-finals of the UEFA European Championship which was back on 2008.
It’s clear that Russia has struggled trying to reach the advanced stages of the bigger international football competitions but nonetheless the head coach of the Russian national side StanislavCherchesov is feeling like his team is going through a very impressive progress and that his squad is being rebuilt.
“We’ve changed some things and the team is being rebuilt. In our last match, there were four or five players aged 21-23 in the squad. There’s a natural process of renewal going on. When you’re putting a team together, it has to go through all the stages. It never happens that everything goes smoothly. We’ve lost games in the final moments and we’ve also had a poor defeat to Qatar. On the other hand, there have been last-minute victories as well. Everything is taking its course.” Russia’s StanislavCherchesov said.
Russia is currently competing in Group A of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup along with New Zealand, Portugal and Mexico. The 1st group stages match of Russia for this approaching tournament is against New Zealand which is scheduled to take place on June 17 of 2017 at the Krestovsky Stadium.