Many thought the football craze in Russia would not last and the shiny new stadiums built for the World Cup would rapidly become "white elep...
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Portugal finished off their successful Nations League group campaign with a 1-1 draw against Poland in Guimaraes on Tuesday, while Sweden earned promotion to the top division.
Sweden kept their Nations League promotion hopes alive by beating , and subsequently relegating Turkey. Meanwhile Serbia managed to see off Montenegro in the battle of the Baltics, and Kosovo and Azerbaijan will face off in a winner takes all match for promotion on Tuesday.
Leroy Sane's goalscoring performance for Germany against Russia earned praise from Joachim Low, who left him out of the World Cup squad.
A dominant display from 'Die Mannschaft' young stars was far too much for the Russian rearguard to handle, as they ran out comfortable winners.
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Russian footballers Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin are facing two months in detention before their trial for an unprovoked attack on a government official.
Russian Premier League chiefs have requested a lifetime ban for disgraced footballers Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin following an unprovoked attack on two government officials.
Russian authorities are investigating former national team players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev after an attack in a Moscow cafe on Monday left a civil servant with serious injuries
CSKA Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, Russia's World Cup team captain, announced Monday he was retiring from international football after playing 111 times for his country.
FIFA has announced the 10 goals nominated for the Puskas award, given to the best goal of the year.
Russian football remains under active investigation relating to state-sponsored doping, according to FIFA.
Tests showed no signs of wrongdoing from the 27 year old Valencia player
Russia winger Denis Cheryshev, one of the standout performers at the World Cup, is under investigation for an alleged doping violation, local media reported Wednesday.
Artem Dzyuba hit a second-half winner as World Cup quarter-finalists Russia opened their Nations League campaign with a 2-1 away win over Turkey on Friday.
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