Details of Russia and the Ticket Luck value
With a history that dates back to a century, soccer and Russia have had one of the most interesting relationships. The Russian Football Union (RFU) was established as the head institute for soccer in 1912 and has overseen both the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) and the National team. The 1901 establishment of the St. Petersburg Football League served as the basis for the RFU. Courtesy of the political discourse of events and the fall of the Soviet Union, there have been quite a few bumps along the way. Between 1946 and 1991, the organization was referred to as the Football Federation of USSR. However, the RFU was reinstated in 1992, and since then, there has been no looking back for them.
The two bodies that are governed by the RFU cater to both the regional and the international soccer. While the Russian Football Premier League looks after the interests of the national and regional teams, the National team puts Russia on the international map. The RFU was granted an association with FIFA in the same year that it came into existence, while UEFA granted them an affiliation in 1954.
1992 marked not only the return of the RFU, but also the formation of the first National soccer team. In 1994, they entered their first FIFA cup, and ended up bagging the eighteenth position. Their second appearance got them a twenty-second position in the 2002 FIFA World Cup. In 2014, they qualified among the top thirty two, marking their third FIFA appearance. As of 2014, the Russian Football Premier League is ranked at number eight by UEFA and the National Team is ranked at number fourteen. Their highest international ranking has been at number three and their lowest has been at number forty. It's interesting to note that Russia has also managed to win the bid for hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which means that they automatically qualify for the next tournament as well.
At a regional level, the Russian Football Premier League holds various matches throughout the peak season. The resulting winners and runner ups are then qualified to enter the UEFA Champions League, while the next three teams are sent to the UEFA Europa League. The RFPL has produced some amazing teams and players that have been internationally celebrated. Spartak Moscow, Zenit Saint Petersburg and CSKA Moscow have taken up the top spots in the leagues and massively revered goalie Rinat Dassaev, midfielder Fyodor Cherenkov and striker Oleg Blokhin, among many others, have been praised not just for their talent, but also for the passion with which they play the game.
Under the watchful eye of head coach, Fabio Capello, Russia has qualified for the group stage of FIFA 2014. Their determination, training and morale seem to be apt indicators of a possibly successful run for the tournament.To witness some of the most talented players in action, get Russia tickets now.