All articles tagged "Soccer"

Russian national soccer squad outstrips English Russian national soccer squad outstrips English

11 Mar, 07:11 PM 18 comments

Russian soccer national squad has moved ahead of the English national team in the Fédération International Football Association (FIFA) rankings

Tags: Soccer, Russia, England, Guus Hiddink,

Russian bookmakers suspect Moldova and Switzerland of match fixing Russian bookmakers suspect Moldova and Switzerland of match fixing

31 Mar, 09:27 PM 18 comments

The national association of Russian bookmakers have asked FIFA to conduct an investigation into a World Cup 2010 qualifier between Moldova and Switzerland

Tags: soccer

Russia beats Liechtenstein 1-0 Russia beats Liechtenstein 1-0

2 Apr, 01:36 PM 4 comments

Guus Hiddink's Russia ground out a slender victory over hardworking Liechtenstein despite it being a close run in Vaduz.

Tags: Guus Hiddink, Russia, soccer, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Andrei Arshavin, Konstantin Zyryanov

Russian bank VTB takes shares of Dynamo Moscow in exchange for debts Russian bank VTB takes shares of Dynamo Moscow in exchange for debts

10 Apr, 09:17 PM 16 comments

Russian state bank VTB took control of Dynamo Moscow, one of the country's oldest soccer clubs, which gave up shares to the bank in exchange for debt forgiveness, VTB's chief said Friday.

Tags: Dynamo Moscow, soccer, crisis,

Spartak’s vice captain receives threats from supporters Spartak’s vice captain receives threats from supporters

17 Apr, 09:36 PM 8 comments

Spartak Moscow soccer club supporters are threatening key player Ivan Saenko with punishment after a disappointing start of the new season and elimination from the Russian Cup at the hands of city rivals FC Dynamo Moscow on Thursday.

Tags: Spartak Moscow, soccer,

Zenit goalkeeper killed by opposing forward Zenit goalkeeper killed by opposing forward

27 Apr, 06:17 PM 8 comments

A goalkeeper has become a rare fatality during a soccer game after being kicked in the head in a local match in Ukraine.

Tags: soccer, football, death, Kiev

Russia to host Diego Maradona’s team in friendly in Moscow Russia to host Diego Maradona’s team in friendly in Moscow

15 May, 03:38 PM 11 comments

Russia will host Diego Maradona’s Argentina in a friendly in Moscow on August 12, as part of their preparations for the World Cup qualifiers, the Russian Football Association said on Tuesday.

Tags: Russia, soccer, Diego Maradona, Argentina,

Russia wants Hiddink to spearhead World Cup bid Russia wants Hiddink to spearhead World Cup bid

20 May, 02:38 PM 2 comments

Russia wants national team coach Guus Hiddink to spearhead their bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup, FA general secretary Alexei Sorokin said Tuesday.

Tags: Guus Hiddink, Russia, soccer, World Cup,

Last UEFA cup goes to Ukrainian Shakhtar Last UEFA cup goes to Ukrainian Shakhtar

21 May, 01:51 PM 11 comments

Europe's last UEFA Cup final had Brazil stamped all over it, but it was Shakhtar Donetsk's skillful imports from the South American footballing power celebrating victory over Werder Bremen early Thursday.

Tags: UEFA, Shakhtar Donetsk, Werder Bremen, Ukraine, FIFA, soccer,

Russian ‘Ronaldinho’ Yuri Zhirkov moves to Chelsea Russian ‘Ronaldinho’ Yuri Zhirkov moves to Chelsea

29 May, 05:59 PM 21 comments

Chelsea has reportedly sealed the $30 million signing of CSKA Moscow winger Yuri Zhirkov. Zhirkov, 25, has apparently agreed a four-year deal and confirmation will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tags: soccer, Chelsea, Yuri Zhirkov, CSKA, Roman Abramovich, Zico,

New Chelsea boss Ancelotti vows to Roman Abramovich to bring European glory New Chelsea boss Ancelotti vows to Roman Abramovich to bring European glory

1 Jun, 08:53 PM 9 comments

Carlo Ancelotti has vowed to fulfil Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's desire for Champions League success after the Italian was appointed Blues manager on Monday.

Tags: Chelsea, Roman Abramovich, Carlo Ancelotti, soccer, Milan

Roma prepare to buy Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko Roma prepare to buy Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko

9 Jun, 02:44 PM 22 comments

Roma are keeping close tabs on Tottenham Hotspur ace Roman Pavlyuchenko as their search for a hitman goes on and they could make a €10million ($14 million) bid for him.

Tags: Roma, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russia, Tottenham Hotspur, soccer,

Russia crushes Finland in World Cup 2010 qualifier Russia crushes Finland in World Cup 2010 qualifier

11 Jun, 01:28 PM 21 comments

Forgotten man Aleksandr Kerzhakov struck twice as Russia won 3-0 against Finland in their World Cup 2010 qualifier on Wednesday to move to within a point of Group Four leaders Germany.

Tags: Russia, Finland, soccer, Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Guus Hiddink, Konstantin Zyryanov,

Tottenham boss puts Russian striker Pavlyuchenko on black-list Tottenham boss puts Russian striker Pavlyuchenko on black-list

11 Jun, 09:44 PM 13 comments

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is ready to launch a massive Spurs clearout - with up to fourteen players facing the chop.

Tags: Tottenham Hotspur, Harry Redknapp, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Gareth Bale, Didier Zokora, Giovani Dos Santos, Ricardo Rocha, Kevin-Prince Boateng, soccer,

Former Juventus trainer Claudio Ranieri not interested in Zenit Former Juventus trainer Claudio Ranieri not interested in Zenit

22 Jun, 04:10 PM 15 comments

Former Juventus trainer Claudio Ranieri has said that he is not interested in managing Zenit St. Petersburg, Sovetski Sport reported on Monday.

Tags: Zenit St. Petersburg, soccer, Claudio Ranieri, Dick Advocaat, Juventus,

Russia climbs to 6th place in FIFA rankings and relegates England Russia climbs to 6th place in FIFA rankings and relegates England

1 Jul, 06:11 PM 27 comments

Guus Hiddink's Russia has climbed three places to sixth position in the FIFA world rankings, relegating Fabio Capello's England and Diego Maradona’s Argentina.

Tags: Russia, FIFA, soccer, Guus Hiddink,

Disputed Premier League match to be rebroadcast Disputed Premier League match to be rebroadcast

6 Jul, 07:09 PM 17 comments

Eyebrows were raised when Terek beat Krylya Sovetov Samara last month, and then objections were raised. Now the game will be rebroadcast over the air for the public to judge for itself.

Tags: soccer, game fixing

China’s striker Jiang Ning may move to Spartak Moscow or FC Moskva China’s striker Jiang Ning may move to Spartak Moscow or FC Moskva

20 Jul, 07:43 PM 96 comments

China’s striker Jiang Ning came to Russia on Monday in order to meet with Spartak Moscow and FC Moskva Moscow.

Tags: Spartak Moscow, soccer, FC Moskva Moscow,

Argentina’s head coach Maradona wants to cancel friendly with Russia Argentina’s head coach Maradona wants to cancel friendly with Russia

28 Jul, 05:42 PM 255 comments

Diego Maradona would prefer not to take his Argentina team to Russia for a friendly next month when he has a critical World Cup qualifier against Brazil on his mind.

Tags: Diego Maradona, Russia, Guus Hiddink, soccer,

Dynamo Moscow wins over Celtic in their first Champions League campaign Dynamo Moscow wins over Celtic in their first Champions League campaign

30 Jul, 05:20 PM 450 comments

Dynamo Moscow got off to a perfect start in their first Champions League campaign, scoring an early goal and shutting out Celtic to win 1-0 in Glasgow.

Tags: Dynamo Moscow, Champions League, soccer,



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