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Guus Hiddink's Russia are one of 16 teams that will be competing in Euro 2008.This is where you can talk about all things Russia in the build-up to and during this summer's European Championship.From the squad make-up to who must start each game, the latest injury problems and how far you expect them to go in the tournament, this is your forum.Get involved in Russia's participation at Euro 2008.
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posted May 29, 2008
I really think Russia have what it takes to go far in this tournment, if they can get through there first 2 games and get Arshevin back from suspention then they will have a real chance at finishing in the top 3, as he is one of the top players in todays game!!
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posted Jun 2, 2008
25/1, surely worth a fiver.There are more over rated teams in that tournament.I think they will win their group & Spain will come 2nd. Guus is a very good coach, hopes he does not end up at Chelski. Watch out for Turkey.
I've got money on Russia at 28/1 and I think personally they have a great chance to win it, more than the more favourite teams like Italy, Spain and Portugal. I mean nobody thought greece would win it 4 years ago and they did. Also got money on them 25/1 come on Russia and Greece.
Russia aren't serious contenders for the title, even with Hiddink in charge. They tend to be bad on their travels for one thing. They were awful against England at Wembley, losing 3-0 and also lost in Israel. Furthermore they won't have the advantage of that disgraceful plastic pitch at the Luzhniki stadium, which was usually flooded with water the day before a given match. Having said that they do have some good players and Hiddink has that lucky streak which all good coaches need (South Korea benefited from some dubious refereeing decisions on their way to the world cup semi-finals in 2002). Should get to the quarter-finals.
Russia will be without Arshavin for their first 2 games and Pogrebnyak is a doubt as well. They were unlucky against Israel and if not for the post they wouldn't have needed a favour from Croatia. Hiddink to be honest so far hasn't got the best from this team and has experimented with various formations but if he sorts out the defence then Russia will be serious contenders. After all Zenit won the UEFA Cup with 8 Russians players, only half of which were internationals. Hiddink gets it right when it matters and if they scrape it through to the last 8 then anything can happen.
I got them at 33-1 at betfred,last weekend,so COME ON RUSSIA
posted Jun 9, 2008
Bilyaetdinov is an awesome playmaker and can fill the void of Arshavin...
posted Jun 10, 2008
Naff Spain GoalAppualingCmon Russia
posted Jun 19, 2008
Russia will play in the Quarter-finals...I correctly forecast it!
posted Jun 22, 2008
We are the champions)Urrrra!!! Arshavin, I love you!!!
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