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Prosecutor starts FIFA World Cup vote probe Video

Associated Press | March, 20 2014

GENEVA -- Sepp Blatter and other FIFA officials involved in choosing Russia and Qatar as future World Cup hosts are being interviewed this week by ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia. Garcia "is currently in Zurich and is also interviewing some...

Russia sports minister bemoans stadium delays

Associated Press | March, 12 2014

MOSCOW -- Russia's sports minister is complaining of slow progress in building the stadiums for the 2018 World Cup, which is spread around 11 Russian cities. Most of the 12 stadiums are being built from scratch. The Fisht Stadium in Sochi, wh...

Platini rejects Russia expulsion claims

ESPN staff | March, 7 2014

UEFA president Michel Platini has dismissed suggestions that Russia should be banned from competing at the World Cup because of the country’s ongoing political standoff with Ukraine. • World Cup Daily: March 7 Russia has been accu...

Russia skipper Shirokov joins Krasnodar on loan

ESPN staff | February, 28 2014

Russia midfielder Roman Shirokov has left Zenit St. Petersburg in favour of a loan move to FC Krasnodar. Shirokov, 32, was not in the side that lost 4-2 to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and has been stalling over a new contract, wi...

Capello's Russia call up wrong player

ESPN staff | February, 19 2014

Russia have accidentally notified the wrong player that they have been named in Fabio Capello's preliminary squad for a forthcoming friendly. Capello's side take on Armenia on March 5 and the Italian coach opted to include Terek Grozny defende...

Capello signs new Russia deal

ESPN staff | January, 24 2014

Fabio Capello has signed a new contract that means he will coach Russia until the end of the 2018 World Cup. #INSERT type:image caption:Capello will coach Russia until 2018. END# The former England coach, 67, took over from Dick Advocaat on...

Russia Kit: Through the years

Chris Atkins | December, 4 2013

Design: A two-tone dark red design with gold trim will be Russia's contribution to the 2014 tournament, with Adidas also veering away from the simplicity of many 2014 kits to offer a watermark of Moscow's Monument to the Conquerors of Space appeari...

FIFA 2018-2022 bid probe revealed Video

Associated Press | October, 8 2013

ZURICH -- FIFA ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia expects his investigations into the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to last into next year. • FIFA set up World Cup tack force Garcia's U.S.-based law firm on Tuesday stressed the l...

Russia bars FIFA investigator

ESPN staff | October, 4 2013

Russia has said it will not allow FIFA’s chief investigator, Michael Garcia, to enter the country because he is on the "Guantanamo List" issued in a human rights dispute between Russia and the US. • FIFA to delay Qatar vot...

Abramovich 'winding down' NAF investment

ESPN staff | August, 28 2013

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is to stop ploughing tens of millions into his National Football Academy (NAF) foundation, his representative has said. Abramovich has taken the decision as he feels the Russian football development programm...

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