The Russian FA has decided that starting in June, Russian Premier League clubs that hire a foreign coach will have to pay a tax of $158,200. And yes, this decision comes from the same Russian FA that appointed Italian Fabio Capello to replace Dutchman Dick Advocaat as the national team manager last July.
After failing to make it out of the easiest group at Euro 2012 under Dick Advocaat, Russia now lead their World Cup qualifying group under Fabio Capello with four wins in as many matches and no goals allowed. Now they prepare to take on Northern Ireland and they will once again be without 31-year-old Andrei Arshavin, who captained the Euro 2012 squad.
Brad Friedel is aware that his playing days are winding down, and Tottenham is reportedly eyeing
a move that could accelerate his decline from his post as the club's No. 1 goalkeeper.
According to reports, Spurs are looking to sign Lyon and French national team goalkeeper Hugo
Lloris, a move that does not faze the veteran American goalkeeper, who is entering his second
season with Tottenham.
Russian readers, Harry Redknapp could be coming to a TV near you, rolling down the window of his
car in a Moscow street for a cheeky interview.
The Russian Football Federation are searching for a new national team boss to replace the
departed Dick Advocaat, and have even published a list of candidates on their website, with former
Spurs boss Redknapp one of the targets.
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PSV Eindhoven: Dick Advocaat comeback begins with false start is a post from: Just Football
It was after PSV conceded their second goal that Dick Advocaat
knew he was truly back in the Eredivisie. The maddest league in Europe, and he
couldn't have started in a more significant setting â€“ RKC Waalwijk's Mandemakers Stadion â€“
scene of PSV's last (and now most recent) competitive defeat.
Fabio Capello lead many teams to vctory inculding England from December 2008 to February 2012 but
is now off to Russia as boss of the National Football Team. His predessor Dick Advocaat left the
Russian side to join PSV Eindhoven after Groups stage mishaps in Euro 2012. All we have to say is
The former England manager who abruptly resigned in February, just months before he was to lead
the nation at Euro 2012, met with the Russian federation Thursday to discuss the national team's
Capello is reportedly the front-runner to replace Dick Advocaat, who already had plans to leave
Russia for PSV Eindhoven even before his side failed to advance out of the group stage at Euro.
Jose Mourinho and Tito Vilanova will be going head-to-head in the Spanish Supercopa after
The Spanish soccer federation lifted the bans for both coaches almost a year after their actions
in an altercation during last year's Supercopa between Real Madrid and Barcelona during which
Mourinho gouged Vilanova's eye only to have the then-Barcelona assistant retaliate with a slap to
Euro 2012 Group Stage Review - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With all 24 group stage games in Euro 2012 completed, eight teams are preparing for
quarter-finals, whilst the other eight have been eliminated and will head home. Ahead of the first
knockout game between Czech Republic and Portugal on Thursday night, here is
Soccerlens' review of the tournament so far.
Greece caused an almighty upset in 2004 when they went all the way and won the European
Championships and they are again playing the role of over-achievers, having defied derision to make
it into the knockout stages at Euro 2012.
Fernando Santos' side was written off before a ball was kicked and they did nothing to promote
any real optimism with their opening draw against Poland and subsequent loss to the Czech
Also, WHAT? We've really been spoiled with the tournament so far, and Saturday only enriched an
experience that's provided plenty of dramatic moments to this point. I say that as a neutral
yesterday was obviously painful for those who had a vested interest in the success of Russia or
Poland, and today will see two more teams end their run.
Russia can win Group A with a win as they face Greece in their final Euro 2012 group stage
match. The match will take place at the Warsaw National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland with kickoff
scheduled for 20:45 local time.
Greece manager Fernando Santos
"If we get into the match early, or better yet, straight from the referee's whistleÂ â€“ if we
go into it focused and don't make those mistakesÂ â€“ then I think our team has a chance of
achieving what we want.
This article titled "Euro 2012: Russia's Alan Dzagoev tells fans to behave at Greece match" was
written by Paul Wilson in Warsaw, for The Guardian on Friday 15th June 2012 18.21 UTC
The Russia striker Alan Dzagoev has appealed to the country's fans to behave themselves at
Saturday's final group game against Greece so as not to invoke the six-point suspended sentence
Uefa imposed on Dick Advocaat's side following violent conduct at the opening match against the
Co-host Poland looks for their first win of Euro 2012 as they face Group A favorites Russia. The
match will take place at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland with kickoff scheduled for 20:45
Poland managerÂ Franciszek Smuda
"That psychological burden on the players from before the tournament has gone and in the next
match we will not be under the same kind of pressure.
After walloping the Czech Republic 4-1 on Friday night, it was clear to see that the mesmeric
Russians had given the Czechs a footballing lesson. What we hadn't realised was that Dick
Advocaat's men had also taught the opposition some sumptuous synchronised ballet moves. With Russia
the spiritual home of a darn good pirouette, it's [.
It was a sight to behold by any standards. With a dose of somewhat unexpected energy from Andrey
Arshavin, the Russian national team gave us a first night to remember at the Euro 2012
championships in the second game of Group A last night. Arshavin, who captains the Russian team, is
currently on loan from Arsenal to Zenit Saint Petersburg but may have raised a sufficient number of
eyebrows to be recalled to Arsenal's first team after his crowd-thrilling performance.
Andrey Arshavin has not had a good time in the English Premier League in the season that just
ended. The Russian captain fell out of love with the Arsenal faithful and more crucially, with
Arsene Wenger. In a bid to ensure top condition for Euro 2012, Arshavin returned to Zenit St.
Petersburg for regular football.
Vince solo Dick Advocaat, il piccolo generale olandese che fa giocare la Russia in modo grande e
che umilia la Repubblica Ceca, costretta ora a riprendersi in fretta per non abbandonare
prematuramente Euro 2012. Nel pomeriggio, invece, Smuda e Santos, avevano fatto uno a uno con le
loro Polonia e Grecia nella gara inaugurale dell'eventoContinua a leggere .
Russia got their Euro 2012 campaign off to an emphatic start as they saw off the Czech Republic
in Wroclaw on Friday. Dick Advocaat's Russians stormed out of the blocks.
Alan Dzagoev put them ahead, smashing home a rebound from inside the area after just 15 minutes.
Nine minutes later and Advocaat's men doubled their lead as Roman Shirokov chipped Petr Cech in the
Czech Republic goal.
In a flowing, potent performance remiscent of Euro 2008, Russia outplayed a disappointing Czech
Republic side in the second game of Group A.
CSKA Moscow's gifted young playmakerÂ Alan DzagoevÂ bagged a brace (one in each half) whileÂ
Roman Shirokov also scored before sub Roman Pavluchenko netted a superb solo goal late on for a
rampant Russian side.
Russia Euro 2012 Shirts - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Russia National Team, led by Dick Advocaat, will be expected to emulate
their Euro performances of four years ago when they progressed to the semi-finals. Despite missing
out on World Cup qualification, Russia will know that they have the squad and the opportunities to
reach the knockout stages of Euro 2012.
Russian fans all over Europe and the world must be scratching their heads as Russia were
eliminated after a 1-0 loss to Greece combined with with a 1-0 Czech victory over the co-hosts.
Dick Advocaat, who has already resigned, appeared very disappointed in the post match press
conference and was [read more]
The Russian manager Dick Advocaat is preparing his team to face the Czech Republic tonight in the
opening game of the Euros, and is hopeful that the Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin is back to
his best form. Arshavin is captain of Russia and his performance can be 'crucial' for the team
according to Advocaat.
PSV Eindhoven spent their Friday visiting Bangkok's infamous Klong Prem Central Prison, Thailand's largest correctional facility ('home' to 20,000 inmates most of whom are serving life sentences), for a tour of the premises after being invited over for tea by the Thai authorities.
If only Robbie Keane's singing voice had been the low point of the evening. The lyricism of the
Irish language is not exactly enhanced by the Dublin accent. When you add Keane's atonality â€“ and
the dirge which is Amhran na Bhfiann, Ireland's national anthem you are in a form of hell. And
there Ireland's followers stayed.
A brace from 21 year-old starlet Alan Dzagoev helped Russia to an emphatic 4 â€“ 1 win over the
Czech Republic in their opening Group A match Wroclaw.
In an intriguingly open game, the Russians continued their excellent brand of free-flowing
football that had caught the eye at EURO 2008 when they made the semi-finals, to sweep into a
two-goal lead inside the first half-hour.
It was a sight to behold by any standards. With a dose of somewhat unexpected energy from Andrey Arshavin, the Russian national team gave us a first night to remember at the Euro 2012 championships in the second game of Group A last night. Arshavin, who captains the Russian team, is currently on loan from Arsenal to Zenit Saint Petersburg but may have raised a sufficient number of eyebrows to be recalled to Arsenal's first team after his crowd-thrilling performance.