Retrieved 1 July 2018.
Following the World Cup run, Russia's position in the FIFA ranking rose from 70 to 40.
Matchday 2 begins in Russia! Russia match on Wednesday? Retrieved 31 March 2022.
Retrieved 8 July 2012.
The unsuccessfully appealed the FIFA and UEFA bans to the , which upheld the bans.
Russia meanwhile failed to lay a glove on Belgium in their opening fixture and can be releieved that it wasn't more than the 3-0 it ended up.