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  1. 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
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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. "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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 2014 Sochi -- VIPs to support protest of Russia's anti-gay law

    Actors Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell are among a batch of celebrities donning Russian-language "Love Conquers Hate" T-shirts to show support for gays in Russia alarmed by a new law banning pro-gay "propaganda."

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  17. CSKA racism row: The Russian reaction

    Eliot Rothwell

    For a fleeting instance on Wednesday night, the media -- both English and Russian -- looked set to file copy on an impressive and resilient win for Manchester City in Moscow, and yet another majestic display by Sergio Aguero. Then, sweeping away both...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  18. Crossing boundaries

    Simon Curtis

    A second straight away win in Europe, a triumph on a first-ever trip onto Russian soil, and a first-ever appearance in the knockout stages of the Champions League beckoning in the near distance. Wednesday night was truly an occasion to force down the...

    Blog | October 24, 2013