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Euro Qualification Preview: Russia – Sweden

By BEN CLARKE AND JOHAN NILSSON , Sep 03 – Preview for the crucial Euro qualification match between Russia and Sweden.



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RPL Week 7: Goal of the Week and Highlights

By TOKE THEILADE, Sep 03 – Both Spartak and Zenit lost at home, while Christian Noboa scored a wonder goal for Rostov. We give you all the highlights from week seven of the Russian Premier League.


How Arkady Abramovich Almost Went in his Famous Father’s Footsteps

By TOKE THEILADE, Sep 03 – In 2010 the then 17-year-old Arkadiy Abramovich, son of Chelsea owner Roman, tried to buy the Danish powerhouse FC Copenhagen. The move could have been a preparation for when it becomes his turn to be the president of the English giant.

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RPL Week 7: Around the Match Day

By TOKE THEILADE, Sep 02 – The seventh round of the Russian Premier League caused two clubs to change head coaches, while André Villas-Boas can look forward to a six match suspension. We bring you the best stories from the previous round of the RPL.


Now or Never for Konstantin Bazelyuk

By TOKE THEILADE, Aug 30 – Once Russia’s most promising youngster, Konstantin Bazelyuk seek to finally get his break through, as he has taken a step down to SKA Energiya in FNL in order to take two steps up after the season.

Goncharenko's reputation as one of Europe's most promising young coaches has taken another hit after his departure from Ural.

The Wild, Wild East: Goncharenko, Match-Fixing and Honesty

By ANDREW FLINT, 29 Aug Controversy surrounds the SKB Bank Arena and Viktor Goncharenko amid claims of match fixing and the Belarussian’s unexplained disappearance to his native Minsk. We look into the difficult week for Ural that finished with a stunning 3-3 draw.


RPL Betting Advice Week Five

By SHANE BURNS AND BEN CLARK , Aug 28 – Our experts give you the best bets for the seventh round of the Russian Premier League.


Aleksandr Kokorin and the Transfer Speculations

By TOKE THEILADE, Aug 27 – Aleksandr Kokorin has in the last few days caught attention in England, where several media reports him being close to signing with either Manchester United, Tottenham or Arsenal. This does however look like a made up story by a person who doesn’t represent Kokorin.


Gallery: An Insight Look at Luzhniki Three Years Before the World Cup

By TOKE THEILADE, Aug 26 – Three years before the World Cup final is played at Luzniki in Moscow, the construction work is starting to take shape. We got an exclusive look inside the beautiful old stadium.

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RPL Week 6: Goal of the Week and Highlights

By TOKE THEILADE, Aug 25 – Spartak’s Quincy Promes and Zenit’s Hulk both scored beautiful goals as their clubs bounced back after defeats last week.


Putin’s New Sports Channel and the Controversies Surrounding It

By ILYA SOKOLOV, Aug 25 – Match TV is Vladimir Putin’s new Russian sports channel, and it has for a while been surrounded by concerns after two women were hired to lead the channel.

Rubin Kazan midfielder Magomed Ozdoev with the ultras after the match against Rostov.

Storm in the Heart of Tatarstan

By MARAT AGASSEY, Aug 24 – Much has happened since Rubin Kazan won back to back championships in 2008 and 2009. We look at the club’s ties with the regional government of the Tatarstan Republic.


Round Table: Leonid Slutsky, Kuban Krasnodar and the Title Race

By TOKE THEILADE, Aug 22 – In this Round Table our panel discuss Leonid Slutsky’s new role as coach for the national team, Kuban’s signings of Arshavin and Pavlyuchenko as well as the title race between CSKA and Zenit after Seydou Doumbia’s return to Russian football.