Russia 2022/23 Kits
Russia football team play in the UEFA confederation and have become one of the strongest sides in Eastern Europe in the past decade with the current roster being led by Artyom Dzyuba, Mario Fernandes, and Igor Akinfeev. Russia traditionally wears red home kits and white away kits. Adidas has been their main kit supplier since 2008.
Russia Home Kit
After the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russia played its first international in 1992 with a 2-0 win against Mexico. Russia first wore white home shirts with red trim breaking away from the red home shirts worn by the Soviet Union. For the 2006 FIFA World Cup Russia reverted to a red home shirt which remains today.
Russia have used several different variations of the red home shirt including a red shirt with gold trim, red shirt with white trim and a red shirt with blue and white trim. Notable players to wear the Russia home shirt include Viktor Onopko, Sergei Ignashevich, Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Aleksandr Anyukov and many more. The Euro 2020 sees the current crop of Russian football talents wear red adidas shirts with raglan sleeves, camouflage graphic on the main body, and white sleeve cuffs and v-collar.
Russia Away Kit
Russia have used a combination of both red and white away shirts in their history. From 1992 to 2004 Russia had a white home shirt and variations of red and blue away shirts. From 2004 onwards Russia used a red home shirt which meant the away shirts switched to white and blue colours. The traditional white away Russian kit has seen various design elements such as 2018 tiled graphic, the 2016 crest background, and the 2012 diagonal band. The band is brought back for the Euro 2020 away kit, combining parallels of blue and red into one that go across the chest and continues to the sleeve cuffs. Overall, the Euro 2020 away kit for Russia evokes a patriotic look courtesy of the use of the flag colours.
Common away kits include a white base with red trim on the shoulders, shorts and socks where blue shorts have been added. After Russia failed to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup they switched their away shirt from red/blue to white.
2020/21 Russia Home Shirt
The 2020 home kit of the Russian football team has been unveiled.
Based on the Condiva 20, the primarily red shirt shows a separation of the shoulder and main body panel areas, arching highly above the chest area and cutting out the integrated white high collar at the point of the V-neckline. The front and back of the main body are showered with the trademark smudgy pattern accentuated by a deeper red shade.
The shoulder area stripes are white while the broad sleeve cuffs are horizontally split into royal blue and white, effectively representing all the colours of the Russian flag.
The symbols are placed in the same manner as other Condivo 20 national kits, with the country badge on the left and the Adidas symbol, in this case coming in white, on the right.
2020/21 Russia Away Shirt
The Russia 2021 away kit offers a nationalistic look, focusing on representing the national flag. It has a white base and a band equally split horizontally into blue and red across the front just below the chest. The band colours continue to the sleeve cuffs that have a multi-layer construction. Red accents emanate from the v-neck, shoulder stripes, and adidas logo. The team crest is unchanged in terms of colour.
Since the breakup of the USSR, Russian football has struggled to reach the level that the USSR team had during the Communist era. The shirt has featured however in World Cups 1994, 2002, 2014, and 2018, with the last one representing their best performance as an independent state at a quarterfinals finish. They also participated in the 1996, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 Euros. Semifinals is the farthest they have reached in the Euros which happened in 2008.
The Russian national team played their first match against Finland in Stockholm, Sweden on the 30th June 1912 losing 2-1. Russia play their home games in various stadiums across the country.
Russia have had several home strips before with a white shirt and away with blue, their first ever being in 1992. Then, in 2006 they changed to red and white respectively that has remained since (except the 2008 Euro where they swapped the colour classification).
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