FINALS / QUALIFYING CAMPAIGNS
FIRST FWC: 1958 LAST FWC: 2014
BEST ACHIEVEMENT: 4th place 1966
*Including participations of the Soviet Union
A former USSR and Russia international goalkeeper who was selected for the national squads at the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, Cherchesov was appointed coach in 2016. The former Dynamo Moscow and Legia Warsaw boss led the hosts at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
A six-time Russian title winner, Akinfeev has over 100 caps for his country. He is also the national team’s captain and will be an influential figure as they attempt to impress on home soil.