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Zenit St. Petersburg – A mid season review.

Zenit are currently away at a winter break training camp in Qatar. This is a great opportunity for the players to get a bit of sun on their backs and train hard for a tough second half of the season in the Russian Premier League as well as the UEFA Europa League. Judging by the […]



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As we all know, the 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia. This is a massive victory for Russian football, and an incredible opportunity for the country to alter the generally negative image recently created by the Ukrainian conflict, a chance to show that the gap caused by the Cold War isolation had been […]


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By ANDREW FLINT, Nov 27 – As the FNL closes for winter, we take a look at some of the issues that remain unresolved.


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Yannick Bolli injured as Telenkov looks on (photo by Timofei Ger)

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