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Brazil suffer World Cup blow as Filipe Luis breaks leg

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Madrid (AFP) – Brazil’s World Cup preparations have suffered a blow with serious injury to Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis.

He had been preferred over Juventus’ Alex Sandro in Brazil coach Tite’s squad released Thursday for the upcoming friendlies against France and World Cup hosts Russia.

Brazil suffer World Cup blow as Filipe Luis breaks leg

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Madrid (AFP) – Brazil’s World Cup preparations have suffered a blow with serious injury to Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis.

He had been preferred over Juventus’ Alex Sandro in Brazil coach Tite’s squad released Thursday for the upcoming friendlies against France and World Cup hosts Russia.

Arsenal paired with AC Milan in Europa League last 16

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Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Arsenal, the last surviving British club, on Friday drew seven-time European champion AC Milan in the last 16 of the Europa League.

Arsenal struggled to overcome Swedish minnows Ostersunds in the last round, being booed off by their fans at the Emirates after losing 2-1 on Thursday but going through 4-2 win on aggregate.

Russian Premier League leaders Lokomotiv Moscow look to extend lead

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Moscow (AFP) – Russian Premier League leaders Lokomotiv Moscow host struggling Rubin Kazan on Saturday, hoping to extend their six-point advantage at the top of the table.

All eyes in Moscow will be on Friday’s World Cup draw, but three of the capital’s clubs are still in the Russian title race.

Russian leaders Zenit bidding to stay unbeaten

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Moscow (AFP) – Russian Premier League leaders Zenit St Petersburg return from the international break looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign against Arsenal Tula on Sunday.

Roberto Mancini’s men unexpectedly dropped points in a 2-2 draw at bottom club Anzhi Makhachlala in their previous league match, but are two points clear of second-placed Lokomotiv Moscow, who visit Ufa.

Korean scores own-goal double in Russia friendly win

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Moscow (AFP) – Kim Joo-Young scored two own goals in two minutes as Russia beat South Korea 4-2 in Moscow on Saturday in their first game since the Confederations Cup.

Krasnodar forward Fedor Smolov and Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Alexei Miranchuk also scored for the 2018 World Cup hosts, who put in a much-improved display after their group-stage exit from the Confederations Cup in June.

Korean scores own-goal double in Russia friendly win

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Moscow (AFP) – Kim Joo-Young scored two own goals in two minutes as Russia beat South Korea 4-2 in Moscow on Saturday in their first game since the Confederations Cup.

Krasnodar forward Fedor Smolov and Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Alexei Miranchuk also scored for the 2018 World Cup hosts, who put in a much-improved display after their group-stage exit from the Confederations Cup in June.

Euro 2016 winner Eder loaned to Lokomotiv Moscow

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Moscow (AFP) – Portuguese striker Eder, who scored the winning goal in the Euro 2016 final, has joined Lokomotiv Moscow on a season-long loan from French club Lille, the club said on Wednesday.

Eder, 29, joined the Ligue 1 side in January 2016 from Premier League Swansea and his six goals in that first season helped Lille finish fifth, securing him a call-up to the Portuguese squad for Euro 2016.

Chelsea’s Ivanovic joins Russia’s Zenit

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Moscow (AFP) Defensive stalwart Branislav Ivanovic ended his hugely successful Chelsea career on Wednesday when he signed for Zenit Saint Petersburg for an undisclosed fee.

The 32-year-old Serbian has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with an option of another year.

"I had a strong desire to return to Russia," Ivanovic, who scored five goals in 54 matches for Lokomotiv Moscow in 2006-07 before joining Chelsea in 2008, told the Zenit website.

Diarra demands six mn euros compensation

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Brussels (AFP) French international Lassana Diarra, ordered to pay a 10-million-euro ($11m) fine to former club Lokomotiv Moscow, has in turn demanded millions in compensation from FIFA and the Belgian football federation, his lawyer said on Friday.

The 31-year-old appeared before a Belgian court along with his lawyers on Thursday and demanded six million euros from FIFA and the Belgian federation over the midfielder's failed transfer to Charleroi.

Diarra demands 6 mn euros from FIFA – report

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Brussels (AFP) French international Lassana Diarra, ordered to pay a 10-million-euro ($11m) fine to former club Lokomotiv Moscow, has in turn demanded millions in compensation from FIFA and the Belgian football federation, Belgian media reported on Friday.

The 31-year-old appeared before a Belgian court along with his lawyers on Thursday and demanded six million euros ($6.

CAS orders Diarra to pay 10 million euro Lokomotiv fine

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Paris (AFP) France international Lassana Diarra confirmed Saturday that he has been ordered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to pay a 10 million euro ($11 million) fine to former club Lokomotiv Moscow.

The 31-year-old midfielder arrived in Russia to join Anzhi Makhachkala from Real Madrid in August 2012 but moved to Lokomotiv Moscow in 2013 on a four-year deal, before quitting the club a year later notably because of a salary cut.

CAS orders Diarra to pay 10 million euro Lokomotiv fine

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Paris (AFP) France international Lassana Diarra confirmed Saturday that he has been ordered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to pay a 10 million euro ($11 million) fine to former club Lokomotiv Moscow.

The 31-year-old midfielder arrived in Russia to join Anzhi Makhachkala from Real Madrid in August 2012 but moved to Lokomotiv Moscow in 2013 on a four-year deal, before quitting the club a year later notably because of a salary cut.

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Europa League: Antoine Griezmann Ices Cake With Stunning Chip As Atletico Madrid Demolish Lokomotiv Moscow (Video)

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Atletico Madrid made light work of Lokomotiv Moscow to reach the Europa League quarter-finals, smashing five past their Russian hosts in the second leg to amass a yawning 8-1 aggregate victory.

Andrea Correa kicked off an impressive performance by opening the scoring in the 16th minute, only for Maciej Rybus to equalise for Lokomotiv four minutes later with a 25-yard stonker.

Europa League: Saul Niguez Wallops One In From 35 Yards As Atletico Madrid Drub Lokomotiv Moscow At The Metropolitano (Video)

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Atletico Madrid put one foot in the Europa League quarter-finals by comfortably seeing off Russian Premier League leaders Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday night.

The scoring was opened in the 22nd minute when Saul Niguez seized the ball in the midfield, couldn't find a pass on so instead decided to let rip with a shot from 35+ yards.

Lokomotiv Moscow Midfielder Courts Controversy By Revealing ‘Putin Is Polite’ T-Shirt After Fenerbahce Defeat

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Lokomotiv Moscow midfielder Dmitri Tarasov did nothing for international relations between Russia and Turkey by unveiling a very dubious t-shirt to the Istanbulcrowd after last night's Europa League game againstFenerbahce.

Tensions between the two countries have becomeincreasingly fraught since Turkey shot down a Russian jet back in November.

Fredy Montero named Europa League Player of the Week

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Playing time has been a bit hard to come by for Fredy Montero this season, and the bulk of it has come during Sporting CP's Europa League campaign. One such opportunity came on Thursday and the former Seattle Sounders Designated Player made of the most of it, scoring a goal and picking up two assists to lead Sporting CP to a 4-2 win on the road against Lokomotiv Moscow.

Fredy Montero scores first goal in about a month

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It has been an uneven start to the season for Fredy Montero, as he's found playing time harder to come by and most of his minutes have come in Europa League action. Well, Montero started on Thursday in Sporting CP's group stage match against Lokomotiv Moscow and scored his third goal of the tournament.

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Generation Next: 8 exciting young talents to watch in the Russian Premier League in 2017/18

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3 To See: Chelsea v Manchester United team news, Moscow madness, Genoa derby

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Generation Next: 5 exciting young talents to watch in the Russian Premier League in 2016

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FC Lokomotiv Moscow 2015/16 adidas Home, Away and Third Kits

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FC Lokomotiv Moscow 2014/15 adidas Home, Away and Third Kits

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Lokomotiv Moscow 2013/14 PUMA Home, Away and Third Kits

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Lokomotiv Moscow PUMA 2012/13 Home, Away and Third Kits

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Lokomotiv Moscow (also referred to as FC Lokomotiv Moskva, Russian: Футбольный клуб "Локомотив" Москва) is a soccer club based in Moscow, Russia. The club is currently campaigning in the Russian Premier...

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Official-ish: Steven Caulker Encapsulates Madness Of Deadline Day By Joining Lokomotiv Moscow (Photo)

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As if to crystallise the random, chaotic, gip-inducing jumble sale circus that is transfer deadline day, it's being reported that Steven Caulker is on the verge of completing a transfer from QPR to Lokomotiv Moscow.

Yes, you did indeed read that correctly: Steven Caulker, formerly of Southampton, Liverpool and, ever so briefly, England.

BACK IN THE USSR! POSSIBLE LIVERPOOL TEAM V ANZHI

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Better late than never! Here is my prediction for the Liverpool team to play FC Anzhi at 5:00pm Thursday.

With most of the senior players including Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez left at home for Sunday's showdown with Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers will opt for a different team to face high-flying Anzhi in the Moscow winter, away from their normal venue in Dagestan.

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Lokomotiv’s Tarasov defiant on pro-Vladimir Putin shirt

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Lokomotiv midfielder Dmitry Tarasov said he revealed a T-shirt praising Vladimir Putin after a match with Turkey's Fenerbahce as a gesture of support for the Russian president but did not intend to upset anyone, local media reported Wednesday.

"He's my president, I respect him and decided to show that I'm with him everywhere," the R-Sport agency quoted Tarasov as saying.

Lokomotiv’s Tarasov defiant on pro-Vladimir Putin shirt

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Lokomotiv midfielder Dmitry Tarasov said he revealed a T-shirt praising Vladimir Putin after a match with Turkey's Fenerbahce as a gesture of support for the Russian president but did not intend to upset anyone, local media reported Wednesday.

"He's my president, I respect him and decided to show that I'm with him everywhere," the R-Sport agency quoted Tarasov as saying.

Oumar Niasse

Ross Barkley inspires Everton to victory over Newcastle; Match highlights

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Everton defeated Newcastle 3-0 for their first home win in the Premier League since November on Wednesday as the struggling Magpies were left inside the relegation zone.

Aaron Lennon was on target after 23 minutes while Ross Barkley tucked away two late penalties although Everton should have won more comfortably, being denied by the woodwork three times in six second-half minutes.

Ross Barkley inspires Everton to victory over Newcastle; Match highlights

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Everton defeated Newcastle 3-0 for their first home win in the Premier League since November on Wednesday as the struggling Magpies were left inside the relegation zone.

Aaron Lennon was on target after 23 minutes while Ross Barkley tucked away two late penalties although Everton should have won more comfortably, being denied by the woodwork three times in six second-half minutes.

Manchester United target to undergo medical today and complete £14m transfer in the next 24 hours

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Everton are edging closer to signing Lokomotiv Moscow striker Oumar Niasse, according to reports from The Guardian.

The 25-year-old isexpected to undergo a medical on Monday morning and finalise his personal terms on a £13.

Wife based in Manchester - United to beat Chelsea for £15m striker

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Lokomotiv Moscow strikerOumar Niasse is looking to move to the Premier League in the January transfer window, with several Premier League clubs are monitoring his situation.

According to reports from The Guardian, Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United have scouted him extensively over the first half of the season, and both the clubs could be looking to sign him this month to strengthen their attacking front.

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Lokomotiv Moscow nearly signed Spurs’ Nacer Chadli, negotiated with Mousa Dembele

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West Ham target ex-Man City player to solve striker shortage

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West Ham are ready to turn to former Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo to boost their currently non-existent attacking options. The Lokomotiv Moscow forward is out-of-favour at his current club and has indicated that he is ready to move in January. The former Manchester City man is a possible option as the east London side [.

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Fire add to midfield depth with Cocis signing

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The Chicago Fire added a new piece to their midfield that they hold can bring some more stability to the club.

The Fire announced on Monday that they had signed Romanian international Razvan Cocis fromUkrainian club FC Hozerla Uzhhorod. Per MLS and team policy, terms of the transfer and contract were not disclosed.

Fire add Romanian international Razvan Cocis

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Frank Yallop has added some support to his midfield with the signing of 31 year old Romanian midfielder Razvan Cocis. While this acquisition won't excite the masses or give the Fire a marketable name, Cocis is a veteran who last played in the Ukranian Premier League with Russia's Lokomotiv Moscow featuring as the biggest club on his résumé.

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FACT: Chelsea's current back five cost a total of £27.5m. That's just £5.5m per man!

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It's an interesting fact that the current Chelsea back five that continue to remain the best defensive unit in the country and the most well organised, combined transfer fee's cost Chelsea a total of £27.5m.

Thibaut Courtois = £5m from Genk in 2011, John Terry = £0 through the clubs Academy, Branislav Ivanovic = £9m from Lokomotiv Moscow in 2008, Gary Cahill = £7m from Bolton 2012 and Cesar Azpilicueta = £6.

Scouting Carlos Bacca – Everton’s €9m summer transfer target

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For many players, and in particular those of Colombian heritage, having to take over from Radamel Falcao would not be a simple task.

"El Tigre" as Falcao is popularly known in his homeland, maintains an idol like status in Colombia somewhat akin to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal, or Lionel Messi in Argentina for example.

This Date in Sidekicks History: Dallas Beats Soviets in Friendly

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On February 13, 1989, the Dallas Sidekicks checked off another first off their mythical list of things to do: play an international friendly.

FC Lokomotiv Moscow completed a six game tour of Major Indoor Soccer League cities with a stop in Dallas. As a number of European clubs of that era found out, playing indoors was no vacation, as the Sidekicks derailed Lokomotiv 6-2 in front of 12,111 fans.