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I. Akinfeev

I. Akinfeev

Vladimirovich Akinfeev

Goalkeeper on CSKA Moskva

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World Cup

Akinfeev's bad luck finally running out

The World Cup joke around Russia is that goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev has the "Foot of God".

World Cup

Russia have not been practising penalties, according to Akinfeev

Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev saved two penalties against Spain, but insists that they have not been practising penalties ahead of their tie against Croatia.

World Cup

Akinfeev practised saving penalties with his legs and put it to the test against Spain

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.

World Cup

Akinfeev admits that Russia wanted penalties against Spain

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.

World Cup

Akinfeev denied Koke and Aspas to send Russia through

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.

World Cup

Akinfeev out to rescue Russia from humiliation

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.

World Cup

The 32 World Cup captains

With this summer's tournament just around the corner, we take a look at who will be leading each country out in Russia.

World Cup

World Cup hosts name preliminary squad

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.

World Cup

Akinfeev to right his World Cup wrongs

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.

UCL

Goncharenko delighted for clean sheet star Akinfeev

Igor Akinfeev broke an unwanted personal record in CSKA Moscow's Champions League win against Benfica, to Viktor Goncharenko's delight.

UCL

About time: First Champions League clean sheet since November 2006

CSKA Moscow beat Benfica 2-0 in the Champions League with goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev recording a first shout-out in over a decade

UCL

Eleven years, 42 matches without a clean sheet

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.

UCL

Lukaku extends Akinfeev's woeful European record

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.

UCL

Meet the goalkeeper who went 11 years without a CL clean sheet

One goalkeeper managed to go 11 years in the Champions League between clean sheets. Can you name him?

Confederations Cup

Akinfeev horror-show underlines same old story for Russia

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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