first_img 1 Russia have surprised even themselves at their own World Cup.Nobody gave the hosts even a chance of getting out the group stages – but they are now on the cusp of a semi-final meeting with England. Russia saw off Spain to reach the last-eight for first time since 1970 Getty England vs Russia head-to-head recordSince the Soviet Union fell in 1991, England and Russia have met just three times.England won comfortably in a Euro 2008 qualifying game at Wembley thanks to goals from Michael Owen and Rio Ferdinand.But they were humbled in the return leg 2-1, which ultimately cost them a place at the tournament in Austria/Switzerland.The last meeting needs no introduction, as the sides came together in Marseilles two years ago.Marred by trouble off the pitch, Eric Dier looked to have won it for Roy Hodgson’s side before a late Vasili Berezutski leveller.Overall, taking into account when Russia were the USSR, the records show six England wins, four draws and four Russia victories.Last five meetingsJune 8, 1968 – ENGLAND WON 2-0 Euro 1968 (as USSR)June 18, 1988 – ENGLAND LOST 1-3 Euro 1988 (as USSR)September 12, 2007 – ENGLAND WON 3-0 Euro 2008 qualifyingOctober 17, 2007 – ENGLAND LOST 1-2 Euro 2008 qualifyingJune 11, 2016 – DRAW 1-1 Euro 2016talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img

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