CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, Russia's World Cup team captain, announced Monday he was retiring from international football after pl...
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The World Cup joke around Russia is that goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has the "Foot of God".
Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved two penalties against Spain, but insists that they have not been practising penalties ahead of their tie against Croatia.
Igor Akinfeev became a hero for the Russian national team after he saved two Spanish penalties to put them through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev said Russia's game plan had been to hold on for a penalty shootout after the host nation beat Spain on spot-kicks Sunday to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.
The lottery of the penalty shootout struck again on Sunday as hosts Russia dumped Spain out of the World Cup in Moscow after goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev denied both Iago Aspas and Koke.
Russia's love for Igor Akinfeev, their goalkeeper who spends much of his time picking balls out of the net, speaks volumes about the home team's World Cup chances.
With this summer's tournament just around the corner, we take a look at who will be leading each country out in Russia.
Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov handed youngsters Fyodor Chalov and Alexander Tashayev their first-ever call-ups as he named an initial 28-man squad for his country's home World Cup.
Igor Akinfeev, Russia's top goalkeeper of his generation and elder statesman, will be seeking redemption when he plays at home in what may be his last World Cup.
Igor Akinfeev broke an unwanted personal record in CSKA Moscow's Champions League win against Benfica, to Viktor Goncharenko's delight.
CSKA Moscow beat Benfica 2-0 in the Champions League with goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev recording a first shout-out in over a decade
Igor Akinfeev's infamous record is still going strong, and is on the way to becoming almost impossible to beat. He is on a terrible run which started eleven years ago and is still ongoing to this day.
Every appearance Igor Akinfeev makes for CSKA Moscow, questions arise over whether his negative streak will come to an end. Against United, the keeper conceded the first goal after four minutes.
One goalkeeper managed to go 11 years in the Champions League between clean sheets. Can you name him?
Russia's old fallibility in major tournaments was laid bare as Igor Akinfeev howlers helped Mexico beat them 2-1 in Kazan.
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