Christy McElligott and James Conroy were in action for the Ireland Amputee team in the EAFF European Championships in Turkey in an opening day defeat.
Russia won the 2-0 and the Ireland Amputee team will regroup and refocus on their next games against England and Greece.
World champions Russia showed their class in the opening game of the tournament for both sides, even though it took them until the second half to break the deadlock.
Ireland's tactics worked well early on and they were able to match their opponents to go in at interval scoreless. But Russia got two quick goals in the second period to take control.
Still, the Irish side, led by captain James Boyle (photo), never gave up and had their moments in the game. However, a comeback did not happen and they will have to look at the positives ahead of the game against England.
Goalkeepers: James Conroy, Justin Guiney, Patrick Hutton
Defenders: David Saunders, Kevin Cahillane, Simon Baker
Midfielders: Garry Hoey, Alan Wall, Keavan O'Rourke, Eanna Durham
Forwards: James Boyle, Neil Hoey, Chris McElligott