Head coach Fabio Capello was angry that a spectator appeared to be using a laser pen to distract his players during the World Cup draw with Algeria, reports Sky Sports.
Russia drew the match with the north Africans 1-1, a result which eliminated them from the World Cup at the group stage for the third time in a row after the same fate befell them at their previous tournaments in 2002 and 1994.
Had they won the game, they would have ...More
Head coach Fabio Capello has told his Russian stars that they are not to use the social networking site during the World Cup, reports Corriere dello Sport.
The experienced Italian coach expressed his opinion that use of the popular site could be a nuisance, especially if players did not write messages in an “intelligent manner.” The players have apparently been told that they must abstain for the month-long duration of the tournament...More
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
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