Mostovoi sacking just deja vu

June 15, 2004
By Gennady Fyodorov
MOSCOW, June 15 (Reuters) - Alexander Mostovoi's sacking from Russia's Euro 2004 squad on Tuesday caused shockwaves back home but it was very much a case of deja vu. The most experienced and influential player in the squad was axed by coach Georgy Yartsev to continue a familiar story of bitter squabbles and infighting at major international

tournaments.

The Russians had been reeling from a lacklustre 1-0 defeat by Spain in their Group A opener and were preparing for Wednesday's ...

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