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Russian Club Owners: Dmitry Rybolovlev (AS Monaco) – Limited by UEFA Regulations

By TOKE THEILADE, Jul 22 – AS Monaco owner Dmitry Rybolovlev aimed to build a European powerhouse, but instead saw his football club limited by UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.

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Hulk – The Football Globetrotter

By DANNY ARMSTRONG, Jul 21 – The story of Hulk, is the story of a Brazilian footballer who travelled to some unconventional destinations looking for his breakthrough.

Russian Dream Team – Martin and Roy

By ALAN MOORE, Jul 20 – A suggestion for who Vitaly Mutko should hire as Leonid Slutsky’s replacement on the Russian national team.

Smorodskaya’s Reign of Chaos is Coming to an End

By STEFANO CONFORTI, Jul 19 – It looks like Lokomotiv Moscow is ready to sack president Olga Smorodskaya, but what will that move mean for the Railroaders?

Russia in Free Fall on the FIFA Ranking List

By TOKE THEILADE, Jul 18 – The Russian national team is in free fall on FIFA’s World Ranking list.

St Petersburg hits another stumbling block in 2018 preparations

By THOMAS GILES, Jul 16 – St. Petersburg’s World Cup stadium has once again been hit by problems.

Roberto Mancini to Lead Russia?

By TOKE THEILADE, Jul 15 – Roberto Mancini is the latest name to be linked with the empty seat as Russian national team coach, but can the RFU even afford his salary?

Mario Fernandes – Sbornaya’s Latest Brazilian

By TOKE THEILADE, Jul 14 – Brazilian born Mario Fernandes has been granted Russian citizenship and can play for Sbornaya next year.

Ramil Sheydaev Set for Trabzonspor Move

By TOKE THEILADE, Jul 11 – Ramil Sheydaev is considered one of Russia’s brightest talents, but now it seems he is lost for both the RFPL and maybe also Russia.

The Foreigner Limit and Exorbitant Parties in Monte Carlo

By TOKE THEILADE, Jul 10 – The incident at a nightclub in Monte Carlo involving Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev examplifies many of the problems with Russian football.

Witsel Closing in on Zenit Exit

By TOKE THEILADE, Jul 09 – After four years in Russia, Zenit’s Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel looks set to move on to bigger challenges.

Russian Club Owners: Ivan Savvidis (PAOK) – Fighting Against the Establishment

By TOKE THEILADE, Jul 08 – In this new and original series, we look at Russian club owners around the world. First up is Ivan Savvidis who owns Greek side PAOK.

Stanislav Cherchesov – The Dresden days and the uncertain future

By JOEL AMORIM, Jul 07 Cherchesov’s trademark black pants tucked in his white socks, nevertheless, inspired my “career” as a goalkeeper about a quarter of a century ago. I used to like his outfit, with the yellow Adidas goalkeeper jersey and that served as a dress code for me back in my days between the sticks.