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Capello bemused by Russia defeat

Kevin Palmer | August, 15 2013

Russia boss Fabio Capello was left reeling after his side’s shock 1-0 defeat in a rescheduled World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland in Belfast. #INSERT type:image caption:custom caption END# The Russian’s looked well pl...

Capello: Spain weaknesses revealed in Brazil

ESPN staff | July, 29 2013

Russia boss Fabio Capello believes Spain’s reign at the summit of world football may be coming to an end after Italy and Brazil showed the world how to beat la Roja at the Confederations Cup. Brazil claimed a 3-0 victory over the reignin...

UEFA fines Spain and Russia over racism

June, 28 2012

UEFA has handed out fines to the Spanish and Russian football federations in the latest punishments relating to racist behaviour of fans at Euro 2012. The Football Union of Russia, which has already been hit with a number of sanction...

UEFA begins action over fan racism

ESPN staff | June, 26 2012

UEFA has begun disciplinary proceedings against the Spanish football federation and the Russian football union over the behaviour of supporters during group matches. The European governing body said the cases related to racist chanting and rac...

Russian Football Union fined again

ESPN staff | June, 23 2012

UEFA has fined the Football Union of Russia (RFS) €35,000 after Russia fans set off and threw fireworks and displayed “illicit banners” during the Group A game against Greece in Warsaw last week. Russia went out of the tournam...

Arshavin apologises for fan rant

ESPN staff | June, 22 2012

Andrei Arshavin has apologised after being caught on camera criticising Russia’s fans. In the aftermath of Russia’s shock defeat to Greece that sent them crashing out of Euro 2012, Arshavin became involved in a verbal exchange with...

Russia suffer Greek tragedy

John Brewin | June, 16 2012

Come on then, let’s have a show of hands. Who predicted Czech Republic would top Group A and that the Greeks would follow them through to the quarter-finals? If you did so, then you, sir, or indeed madam, are a better man or woman than us....

Bennett: 11 talking points from the Group Stage

Roger Bennett | June, 20 2012

1. A TOURNAMENT OF CONTRAST  The dire storylines emanating from Poland and Ukraine before the opening game were the darkest to dog a tournament since the 1978 World Cup was propped up by a struggling Argentine military junta. Amid swirlin...

David Hirshey: Group stage therapy

David Hirshey | June, 20 2012

For the past two weeks, my life has followed a familiar trajectory -- two-hour lunches followed by two hours of rigorous "physical therapy" for my slipped Euro disk. These are the necessities when one of the world's two great socce...

Appell: Russia heaps scorn on defeated team

James Appell | June, 19 2012

"We hoped for better, but it turned out as it always does." So said former Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin in July 1993, though not after something as trivial as defeat in a major football tournament, but following a disastr...

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