Jakub Blaszczkowski’s spectacular second half strike may have limited the Russians to just a point against Poland in their second Euro 2012 group match, but it seems likely to only delay their qualification to the quarter-finals. Indeed, coach Dick Advocaat has asserted that his team are deserving of progression, having been, in his opinion, the most imposing outfit in the entire tournament so far.
Speaking after the 1-1 draw in Wars...More
The European Championships start the final round of fixtures tonight, with Group A being the first to find out their fates. Top of the table Russia face bottom of the group Greece with a clash of objectives on the cards. Any result is likely to see the Russians qualify for the first knockout stage – except a 6-0 loss - whilst the Greeks need a win to have any hope of making it out of the first round – with the result in the Poland vs Cz...More
Arsenal could make a move for one of the stars of Euro 2012, Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev, the Daily Mail has reported.
The CSKA Moscow player is out of contract in December but despite that, the Mail still puts Dzagoev’s valuation at £13m, only £2m less than Arsenal’s transfer record, paid in 2009 for Dzagoev’s international teammate Andrei Arshavin, the Guardian confirms.
Dzagoev has been with CSKA since 2008, joining from Kryli...More
Group A return tonight for the next round of games, the second of which see co-hosts Poland against top of the group Russia. The Polish, though getting a point, will feel they didn’t make the most of on their chances last Friday in their 1-1 draw with Greece, unlike the Russians who ran out 4-1 winners against the Czechs on the same night.
Already a heated rivalry, the game falls on Russia day making the stakes even higher than in pr...More
Russia’s start to their Euro 2012 campaign could not have gone any better - on the pitch that is. Inspired by the energetic duo of Andrei Arshavin and Alan Dzagoev, Dick Advocaat’s men cruised to a 4-1 win over a tepid Czech Republic team to put themselves top of Group A.
However, off the field issues have threatened to overshadow what was a rousing opening victory. During the game in Wroclaw, Russian fans were allegedly overheard ra...More
Russia international midfielder Alan Dzagoev could replace his compatriot Andrei Arshavin at Arsenal after impressing in the first round of fixtures during Euro 2012, the Metro has reported.
Dzagoev scored twice for his country in a 4-1 win over the Czech Republic on Friday and has been touted as Arshavin’s eventual replacement as the national team’s creative inspiration. But the Metro believes the 21-year-old could usurp Arshavin at...More
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