Russia: At a glance

September 12, 2003
Women's World Cup appearances: Two
Best finish: Quarterfinals in 1999
Key Player: Svetlana Petko, goalkeeper
Coach: Yuri Bystritsky

Svetlana Petko was in goal for Russia's first women's national team game in 1990. Now 33, Petko has more than 130 caps. Her experience from the 1999 tournament, where Russia beat Canada and Japan in the first round before losing to China in the quarterfinals, will be useful.

Attacking players Alexandra Svetslikaia, Irina Gregorieva, ...

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