Ukraine Criticized for Not Selecting Russian Based Players

It is a widely held opinion that sport and politics should not mix, however, it seems that exactly that has happened within the Ukrainian national team this week. Two Ukrainian players based in Russia, who it was expected would be part of the senior and U21 squad respectively, have been left out. Yevhen Seleznyov, who has 48 caps for his country, moved from last year’s Europa League runners up Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine to Kuban Krasnodar in Russia during the winter break. Having … [Read more...]

Season Preview: FC Ufa

Intro: Ufa are heading into this season off the back of a relatively successful debut in the Premier League last year. With former Russia national team striker Igor Kolyvanov as their manager they achieved a 12th place finish, staving off the relegation places and ensuring they stayed up automatically after grabbing 12 points from the last possible 21 games, with wins against Lokomotiv & Spartak Moscow and draws against Rubin and Zenit highlights. Despite hold ups and issues with their new … [Read more...]

The RPL Relegation Race

This season's race to escape relegation is closer than ever - a one point gap separates each team from the other. As it stands, all of the teams in the bottom four can escape the route to the FNL. Each team has three games remaining, a possible nine points and the chance to either leave the relegation zone or get a second shot at the Premier League via the relegation play-offs. Torpedo Moscow Torpedo have been on a one-way road to the FNL. Adding a new manager and a few experienced players … [Read more...]

Around Match Day 25

’Around the Match Day’ is a new feature on RussianFootballNews.com. We will take a look at all the major and minor stories surrounding the match day and give you an overview you do not get elsewhere. The Russian Premier League’s match day 25 started, as usual, already Friday afternoon. Two matches were played, one of them in Perm, where FC Ufa played against Kuban Krasnodar. Most of Ufa’s matches have for security reasons been played in Perm, around 400 kilometers from Ufa. This has the … [Read more...]

Round Table: Looking Back At Matchday 21-23

Our panel consists of: Saul Pope (@SaulPope): Writer for WhenSaturdayComes and owner of SaulPope.wordpress.com Aleks V (@AleksVee): Founder of Goalchatter Joel Amorim (@Vostok1981): Founder of TheOldNumber10, Writer for RussianFootballNews, BettingAdda,Futnsoccer and The Secret Footballer Andrew Flint (@AndrewMijFlint): Writer for TheseFootballTimes, RussianFootballNews and BackPageFootball.com Toke Theilade (@TokeTheilade): Chief Editor at RussianFootballNews, featured … [Read more...]

2013/14 Football National League

UPCOMING FIXTURES Week 18 October 13: Mordovia 1-0 Torpedo Moscow Dynamo St. Pete 0-0 Rotor Sibir 1-0 Salyut Belgorod Enisey 1-0 Luch-Energiya SKA-Energiya 2-1 Baltika Shinnik 1-0 Alania Khimik Dzherzhinsk 0-0 Neftekhimik Ufa 2-1 Angusht Spartak Nalchik 0-0 Arsenal Tula Week 19 October 18: Angusht - Spartak Nalchik Neftekhimik - Ufa Alania - Khimik Dzherzhinsk Baltika - Gazovik Orenburg Luch-Energiya - SKA-Energiya Salyut Belgorod - Enisey Rotor - Sibir Torpedo Moscow … [Read more...]