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  1. Mexico's strikers are the keys to Miguel Herrera's Russian dream

    David Faitelson

    Mexico

    Blog | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  2. Soccer Team Announces Bart Simpson as Its New Mascot

    hudsonr

    Russian soccer team FC Zenit announced Monday that Bart Simpson will be its new mascot. Because nothing says "intimidating soccer team" quite like a preteen cartoon character. Bart -- or at least a creepy, lifesize version of him -- arrived in the Ru...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  3. Police strip-search women at Rubin Kazan match

    Associated Press

    MOSCOW -- The Russian Premier League condemned the treatment of female fans who say they were strip-searched by male police officers before a match in the World Cup 2018 host city of Kazan. Several Spartak Moscow fans say police refused to allow fema...

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  4. Roger Bennett discusses the art of penalties with a leading profe...

    Roger Bennett

    Brazil's chilling penalty shootout win over a courageous Chile was a reminder that a penalty shootout is the closest many of us will come to watching a Christopher-Walken-in-the-Deer-Hunter-esque game of Russian Roulette unfold live. The spectacle ...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  5. Russia should take example from CSKA

    Michael Yokhin

    It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that CSKA Moscow's Russian Premier League title triumph on Thursday is the most remarkable in league history. Just two months ago, they were seemingly in deep crisis, ranked fifth in the table, nine points behind...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  6. It's Arshavin's problem now

    Michael Yokhin

    There were numerous unexpected names in Russia's provisional 30-man squad announced by Fabio Capello on Monday but no surprises regarding Andrey Arshavin. The biggest Russian star of the previous decade was left out by the Italian coach, sealing his ...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  7. Hope springs for Zenit and Andre Villas-Boas

    Eliot Rothwell

    A winter of discontent has given way to a spring of hope for Zenit St. Petersburg and their new manager. "People insult my integrity, my human values, my professionalism," Andre Villas-Boas lamented as a string of bad results and burned bridges br...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  8. Luciano Spalletti's birthday demise at Zenit

    Michael Yokhin

    Nacional Funchal, Auxerre, Twente, APOEL Nicosia, Malaga, Basel and Austria Vienna. What do they have in common? You might think it's a random list, but all those teams have embarrassed Zenit in Europe since Luciano Spalletti took over as manager in ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  9. Russian hockey fans protest over disallowed goal against United S...

    After a heated U.S.-Russia hockey match at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday, many Russian spectators have decided the cold war is back -- and not just on the ice.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2014
  10. 2014 Sochi Olympics -- Evgeni Plushenko's withdrawal draws Russia...

    Four days after being praised as a hero for helping Russia win its first gold at the Sochi Olympics, Evgeni Plushenko on Friday was taking criticism for dropping out of the men's figure skating.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  11. Video: David Beckham plays "Egg Russian Roulette" with Jimmy Fall...

    Chris Wright

    David Beckham turned up on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Friday to discuss shoes, tacks, ceiling wax, cabbages, kings, etc., etc., and, in a semi-regular feature, host Fallon invited the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and LA Galaxy man to ...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  12. "Israel's Xavi" one of best free agents on market

    Michael Yokhin

    Teams looking to strengthen their squad during the January transfer window are often forced to overpay -- the names of Fernando Torres and Andy Carroll spring to mind. And while there is a significant selection of free agents available during the sum...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  13. Spurs shrug off crisis talk with Europa League victory

    John Crace

    The game started as an irrelevance and ended as an exhibition. In a dead fixture on which nothing depended for either side, it was the Russian side Anzhi -- who have yet to win a game in the Russian Premier League -- who started the stronger. The Spu...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  14. A nightmare fall for stricken Anzhi

    Eliot Rothwell

    Samuel Eto'o, draped in yellow, steps up confidently for the penalty. It's the closing moments of 2013-14 season's opening match, with Anzhi Makhachkala, the rising force in Russian football, level 2-2 with Lokomotiv Moscow. It's a questionable decis...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  15. Russian pride and Italian passion lead to a lose-lose-lose situat...

    Michael Yokhin

    Cultural differences can lead to significant problems in the negotiation process. Just look at the curious case of an Italian club trying to sign a Japanese star from a Russian team. On paper, everything looked pretty much straightforward in the ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  16. Zenit's Lodygin chasing Russian dream

    Michael Yokhin

    Sometimes low-profile transfers can be more important and effective than the big-money ones. Last year, Zenit St Petersburg shocked the world splashing around 80 million euros on Hulk and Axel Witsel but they were then humiliated in the Champions Lea...

    Blog | November 05, 2013