Rubin rise dogged by match-fixing claims

November 5, 2008
Russian football really is on the up. Two of the last UEFA Cup finalists have come from the east, while the national side impressed at Euro 2008 and, after their hosting of last year's Champions League final in Moscow went off without incident, the country now boasts one of the most open leagues in Europe.

Many highlighted Zenit St Petersburg's title success after years of domination by the Moscow clubs as a reason to cheer; but now, in their 50th anniversary year, Russian football has ...

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