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Russia looks to toughen match-fixing laws


September 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A bill that would toughen match-fixing laws in Russian football is likely to be submitted to the country's lower house of parliament this fall, its ... Read more...

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Krasnozhan replaces Petrescu at Kuban


August 16th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS) Russia B team coach Yuri Krasnozhan will replace ex-Chelsea player Dan Petrescu as coach of club side FC Kuban, team president Alexander Tkachev said Thursday.Petrescu announced ... Read more...

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Capello brings England assistants to Russia


July 24th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italian Fabio Capello, who is expected to take over as Russia football coach, will be bring in three of his assistants from his England days.Capello ... 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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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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Mutko nominated for Russian FA chief


July 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has been nominated as a candidate for president of the country's Football Association (FA).Mutko, who held the post from 2005 ... 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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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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Capello ‘confident’ of Russia’s 2014 chances


July 18th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello, expected to be unveiled as Russia coach in the coming days, has revealed he is confident in his ability to guide the ... Read more...

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Capello can’t rest on laurels: Bilyaletdinov


July 18th, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fabio Capello will have to prove himself if appointed Russia coach, former Everton midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov said Tuesday.Capello, a five-time Italian league and two-time Spanish ... Read more...

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Russia name Capello as new national coach


July 16th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Former England coach Fabio Capello came out the eventual choice of the Russian Football Union (RFU) Monday to lead the country's national men's football team."Today ... Read more...

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Capello to live in Russia if chosen as coach


July 14th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former England coach Fabio Capello would live in Russia if he is chosen to fill the vacant Russia job, the acting head of the Russian ... Read more...

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Capello holds talks for Russia job: Sports Minister (Lead)


July 12th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former England coach Fabio Capello held talks Thursday on taking the vacant Russia job, the country's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said.The Russian Football Union (RFU) ... Read more...

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Ex-England coach Capello spotted at Moscow airport


July 12th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's search for a new coach took an unusual twist Thursday after a Russian striker said he had seen former England coach Fabio Capello ... Read more...

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Spalletti backs Guardiola, Semak for Russia post


July 11th, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, July 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Zenit St. Petersburg football coach Luciano Spalletti has backed ex-Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola or veteran midfielder Sergei Semak for the vacant Russia job.The Russian ... Read more...

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Guardiola, Capello, Redknapp on official Russia shortlist


July 10th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pep Guardiola, Fabio Capello and Harry Redknapp are on the official shortlist for the job of next Russia coach, the country's FA announced Tuesday.The post ... Read more...

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Polish court to hear appeals by jailed Russian fans


July 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Warsaw will hold hearings Tuesday on the appeal by three Russian football fans jailed in Poland on charges of hooliganism during Euro ... Read more...

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‘Capello is a tough coach’


July 8th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kazan (Russia), July 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning defender Aldair has warned the Russian national team that Fabio Capello, a contender for the vacant manager's position, is ... Read more...

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Russia plans to offer Capello two-year deal


July 7th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian FA plans to offer former England coach Fabio Capello a two-year deal to become the national team coach, said an official close ... 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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Russian sports minister against more foreign players


July 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sports minister Vitaly Mutko slammed the Russian FA as "irresponsible" for its decision to increase the number of foreign players allowed on the pitch to ... 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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UEFA fines Russia and Spain over racism


June 29th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Nyon (Switzerland), June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian and Spanish football federations have been fined 30,000 and 20,000 euros respectively for racist chanting by their fans at Euro 2012, UEFA ... Read more...

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Spartak owner rules himself out of Russian FA job


June 27th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spartak Moscow owner Leonid Fedun Wednesday ruled himself out of the vacant job as the head of the Russian Football Union (RFU).Fedun, 56, is a ... Read more...

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Russia, Spain hit with UEFA charges of racism


June 26th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian and Spanish football federations have both received UEFA charges relating to alleged racist chanting by fans at the Euro 2012.Russia's case relates to ... Read more...

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Russian football chief resigns after Euro failure


June 26th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Football Union head stepped down from his post Monday while apologising to fans for the national team's group stage exit at Euro 2012.Sergei ... Read more...

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UEFA proceeds English FA over fans’ pitch invasion


June 17th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk, June 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the English Football Association (FA) over an attempt to invade the pitch after England's last game against Sweden.Danny Welbeck's ... Read more...

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Alleged Polish hooligan leader detained: Police


June 16th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Warsaw police have arrested the suspected ringleader of the Polish attacks on Russian fans at Euro 2012 football championship, spokesman Maciej Karczynski said Saturday.More than ... 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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Polish president slams hooliganism at Euro 2012


June 15th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Violent behaviour by Polish football fans has tarnished the country's image and spoiled the festive atmosphere of the Euro 2012 championship, Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Russia-Greece game will be tough, says Pavlyuchenko


June 15th, 2012 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian forward Roman Pavlyuchenko thinks that Saturday's game against Greece will Russia's toughest test in the group stage.A win for the Russians Saturday would guarantee ... Read more...

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Russian Football Union to appeal UEFA fines


June 14th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 14 (IANS) The Russian Football Union (RFU) said Thursday it would appeal harsh punishments from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) for Russian fans' behaviour during the ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: Over 100 arrested in Warsaw clashes


June 13th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) More than 100 people have been arrested after violence flared at a march of Russian fans in the Polish capital Warsaw, police said.The violence broke ... Read more...

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Euro 2012: At least 56 arrested after Warsaw clashes (Lead)


June 13th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, June 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of 56 people have been arrested after violence flared at a march of Russian fans in the Polish capital here Tuesday.The violence broke ... 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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