Mother Russia enjoys victory over England

October 18, 2007
By Egan Richardson

England's arrival in Moscow was greeted with incredulity by the Russian press, who felt the regal pretensions of Joleon Lescott and co to be a little bit overblown.

Apparently the England squad's security men wouldn't allow any photographs to be taken in the run-up to the game, either at the hotel or the airport. 'Footballers guarded like the Queen of England', read the headline in Sport Express Daily.

The build up to the game in the Russian press was unfortunately ...

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