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Forlan ends goal drought with double


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 3 (IANS) Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan scored for the first time since his July move to Brazil's Internacional.Forlan's double helped his team defeat Flamengo 4-1 ... Read more...

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Anzhi smash five past Alkmaar to qualify for Europa


August 31st, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala qualified for the group stage of the Europa League for the first time Thursday with an emphatic 5-0 away win over ... Read more...

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CSKA look to dominate AIK again


August 29th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky is expecting Swedish side AIK to sit back and defend despite needing at least a goal in the second leg ... Read more...

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Honda goal gives CSKA win over AIK


August 24th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A simple finish from Keisuke Honda was enough to give CSKA Moscow a valuable away 1-0 lead as the Russian team beat Sweden's AIK here ... Read more...

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Dynamo slump continues with defeat against Terek


August 19th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dynamo Moscow's disastrous start to the Russian football season continued with a fifth defeat in five league games as a brace from Maciej Rybus ... Read more...

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Keisuke Honda would turn down Lazio


August 18th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda put an end to speculation linking him with Lazio football club, saying that he would not accept an offer from ... Read more...

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Former Brazilian striker leads Flamengo revival


August 12th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12 (IANS) Former Brazilian international striker Vagner Love scored his fourth goal in less than a week as rejuvenated Flamengo defeated Nautico 2-0 in Brazil's Serie ... Read more...

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Zenit thrash Spartak 5-0


August 11th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Zenit St. Petersburg hammered in five goals as they demolished 10-man Spartak Moscow in a top-of-the-table Russian Premier League football clash Saturday.Russia midfielder Roman Shirokov ... Read more...

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Dynamo drawn against Stuttgart in Europa League playoffs


August 10th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dynamo Moscow will face a tough fight for a place in the Europa League group stage after they were drawn against German Bundesliga side VfB ... Read more...

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Anzhi budget may harm Russian football: Wernbloom


August 9th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Anzhi Makhachkala's immense wealth will not do Russian football any good, CSKA Moscow's Pontus Wernbloom said Thursday.The 26-year-old Swedish midfielder stated that huge spending power ... Read more...

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Capello seeks Russian assistant


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Incoming Russia football coach Fabio Capello is looking for a local assistant, the Russian FA's acting president said Sunday.Capello has agreed to take over the ... Read more...

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No extension option in Capello’s contract: Russia FA


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello has agreed to take over the Russian national football team on a two-year contract without the option of an extension, the Russian FA's ... Read more...

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Own goal saves Spartak’s blushes in RPL


July 22nd, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A late own goal handed Spartak Moscow a 2-1 victory over Alania Vladikavkaz in their opening game of the Russian Premier League (RPL) football ... Read more...

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Russian adventure excites Cinquini


July 21st, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello's incoming assistant coach in the Russian national team has spoken of his excitement about the new challenge.Oreste Cinquini is abandoning the post of ... Read more...

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Capello arrives in Moscow


July 21st, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 21 (IANS) Former England football coach Fabio Capello arrived in Moscow Friday for further talks on his contract with Russia after being named "de facto" coach of the ... Read more...

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‘Capello appointment will kill Russian coaching’


July 19th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Appointing Italy's Fabio Capello as Russia coach would kill off Russian coaching, said former national team manager Valery Gazzaev.The Russian Football Union reportedly is in ... Read more...

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CSKA Moscow land Aeroflot sponsorship deal


July 18th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) National carrier Aeroflot has become a general partner of Russian Premier League side CSKA Moscow in a $9 million sponsorship deal that also sees the ... Read more...

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Russian Premier League chief runs for FA post


July 18th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Premier League has officially nominated its chief Sergei Pryadkin for the post of president of the Russian FA, CSKA Moscow general director Roman ... Read more...

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Money was not motivator, says Ignashevich


July 14th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and CSKA Moscow defender Sergei Ignashevich insisted Saturday that money was not a motivating factor at Euro 2012, after reports that the team ... Read more...

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Ex-Russia coach backs liberal foreigners limit


July 6th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Russia coach Valery Gazzaev feels increasing the number of foreign players allowed on the pitch to seven, plays into the hands of the Russian ... Read more...

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Russia relaxes foreign player quota


July 5th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football Premier League clubs will be able to field seven foreign players at any one time from next season onward, a slight relaxation from ... Read more...

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CSKA coach leaps to Arshavin’s defence


June 29th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slutsky said the Russian team and captain Andrei Arshavin in particular, do not deserve the harsh criticism they received following ... Read more...

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Emenike signs four-year extension with Spartak


June 26th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow's Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike has signed a four-year extension with the football club.Earlier, there had been reports that Emenike would return to his ... Read more...

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Ignashevich nervous about club return after Euro failure


June 25th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and CSKA Moscow defender Sergei Ignashevich is nervous about returning to his club after Russia's shock elimination from Euro 2012 in the group stage, ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Russia’s Berezutsky hails Dzagoev’s injury recovery


June 16th, 2012 - 9:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian defender Alexei Berezutsky has praised his teammate Alan Dzagoev's strong recovery from injury to become one of the in-form players of Euro 2012.The midfielder ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Russian midfielder Dzagoev asks fans to behave


June 16th, 2012 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football fans must behave themselves to avoid harming the team's chances of qualifying for Euro 2016, midfielder Alan Dzagoev has said.Russia received a suspended ... Read more...

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Warsaw pitch average: Russia’s Nababkin


June 12th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The pitch at Warsaw's National Stadium gives way underfoot and is not of the same quality as in Wroclaw, Russian right-back Kirill Nababkin said ... Read more...

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‘Dangerous’ Russia to qualify from group: Hiddink


June 10th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow,June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia are a "dangerous" team and will qualify from their group at Euro 2012, former Chelsea and Russia coach Guus Hiddink said Saturday.Russia,who are in Group ... Read more...

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Arshavin crucial to Russia’s success, says Advocaat


June 9th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Wroclaw (Poland), June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Star midfielder Andrei Arshavin is "very important" to Russia's chances in the Euro 2012 Football Championship, head coach Dick Advocaat has said.Arshavin helped ... Read more...

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Russia beat Czech Republic 4-1 in Euro 2012


June 9th, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Wroclaw (Poland), June 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two goals from Alan Dzagoev and a late stunner from Roman Pavlyuchenko helped Russia throw down a marker at Euro 2012 Friday with a ... Read more...

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Russia’s Akinfeev has knee problem: Advocaat


June 5th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's traditional first-choice goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is suffering complications from a knee injury, coach Dick Advocaat said Tuesday.Akinfeev's injury makes Zenit St Petersburg's Vyacheslav Malafeev ... Read more...

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Injured Gremio goalkeeper Grohe to miss crucial game


April 29th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 29 (IANS) Gremio will be without goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe for Sunday's match against archrival Internacional after the 25-year-old underwent emergency surgery on his testicles.Grohe was struck ... Read more...

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Russia’s first: Woman referee to officiate men’s match


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A woman referee will preside over a men's reserve game between CSKA Moscow and Lokomotiv Moscow, in what is believed to be the first instance ... Read more...

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Mourinho: Liga is priority


March 15th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 15 (IANS) Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho continues to insist that winning the Spanish Primera Liga title is more important for his side than winning a 10th Champions ... Read more...

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Mourinho going nowhere: Cristiano Ronaldo


March 14th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 14 (IANS) Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo has said coach Jose Mourinho would remain with the football club till the end of the season.Ronaldo was speaking ahead ... Read more...

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