The video speaks for itself. Final whistle blows, a linesman, Musa Kadyrov, attacks player on the pitch. It was only a reserve game in Russia, but it's making headlines for obvious reasons. And yes, it's Russia which means..."In Russia, linesman atta...nevermind.
The player was bewildered by the outburst, and his response was, errr, well it was a response.
Mats Hummels seemed destined to win this week's award for worst backpass, especially considering the magnitude of the match. Thankfully, Bayern Munich's teammate Robert Lewandowski came to the rescue and who the hell remembers Hummels anyway.
Georgian Akaki Khubutia of Mordovia Saransk won't be quite so lucky.
So you win 2-1 away against a meddling side of no threat to the Gazprom-backed supremacy of your Zenit side; one making its Premier League debut this year, in fact. No big thing, right? So what do you do anyway? Set the stadium on fire, prompting a fire truck to drive onto the running track and unleash the hose, while a human barrier of men wielding weapons forms.
This piece of news came out yesterday. About Andrey Arshavin (haven't mentioned this name in a long time) mooting the possibility of retiring at the end of the season. My first thought was one of anger and disappointment. How can someone be so easy-going about ending one's career.
Arsenal are set to face serious competition from the Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala over the Barcelona and Spanish national keeper Victor Valdes. The Russian's are owned by Dagestani billionaire Suleyman Kerimov, and he has no qualms about spending money. The Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto'o was signed from Inter Milan for £25 million in 2011 and is now the best paid footballer in the world on 20 million euros a year.
It was their second draw in a row, but a late Fred goal saved Brazil from certain embarrassment.
The Brazilian's tied Russia 1-1 on Monday evening at Stamford Bridge, in London, giving Luiz Felipe Scolari another chance to find his best eleven ahead of next summer's World Cup, and even this summer's Confederation Cup.
Jose Mourinho to Chelsea in the summer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The news would definitely excite the Chelsea fans. According to ‘exclusive' reports from the Daily Express, former Chelsea manager and fan favourite Jose Mourinho has agreed a three-year contract with the Blues but it is yet to be signed.
For many years, pitch invaders have been embarrassing slow and uncoordinated stewards with their self-indulgent antics. But now the stewards have developed a weapon that can destroy pitch invaders with terrifying ease and extreme prejudice. He is Super Steward.
Super Steward's talents were put to use during a friendly between Brazil and Russian at Stamford Bridge.
As part of their schedule of friendlies designed to show the everyone how surprisingly underwhelming they are, World Cup hosts Brazil played Fabio Capello's Russia at Stamford Bridge on Monday. (Because why wouldn't these two teams play at Stamford Bridge?)
Neymar showed what happens when you expect the time and space usually offered in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A during an international game, Brazil displayed some comedy defending to concede a Viktor Fayzulin strike in the 73rd minute, and the Seleção's blushes were only saved with a 90th-minute equaliser from Fred.
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Brazil vs Russia 2013 Highlights 1-1 Friendly London Faizulin Fred Goals Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Brazil vs Russia 2013 ( Brasil Russia Friendly VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Brazil vs Russia 1-1 ( Fred/ Faizulin) Stamford Bridge, London- 25 March, 2013- International Friendly- 25/3/13- Monday- 19.
Brazil are set to play Russia in a friendly match tonight and naturally, one of the perks of being the World Cup host is automatic entry without much of an effort and a slew of pre-arranged fixtures under the guise of experimentation.
Indeed, Scolari is still busy looking for his breakthrough, despite the Selecao's 2-2 draw against Italy last Thursday, and he'll continue to play chess until Brazil gets the answers it needs.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has named his squad to face Italy in Geneva on March 21st and Russia four days later at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge. Scolari promised changes after losing his first game back in charge of Brazil versus England in February. Kaká returns but there is no place for Ronaldinho or Luis Fabiano.
Hulk of FC Zenit St Petersburg battles for the ball with Jose Enrique of Liverpool FC-Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images
Brazilian forward Hulk was the star of the night in Russia as his thunderous strike gave Zenit St.Petersburg the lead after a normally efficient Suarez failed to capitalise on early opportunities for Liverpool.
I reckon that Zenit St. Petersburg is one of the worst draws Liverpool could receive.
Not only is it another long, debilitating trip to Russia (I hear Russia is lovely in February!), but Zenit are an incredibly talented side. Or, at least, they've got an awful lot of incredibly talented players: Hulk, Danny, and Kerhakov in attack; Witsel, Shirokov, Denisov in midfield.
How big a difference do the fans actually make? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
These days, the average footballer is a tad precious. Who wouldn't become accustomed to earning a wage well above the national average, being wrapped in metaphorical handwoven blankets to protect you from injury, all the while being treated like some kind of deity by the thousands that follow you on 'Twitter'.
This is, seriously, like the only decent photo we found from this game. Thanks "Soccer By Ives"! (Photo Credit: ISIPhotos.com)
They certainly don't ever want to make it easy on us. The United States national team left it late, again, as Mix Diskerud, in his third full international cap, grabbed a stoppage time goal to secure a 2-2 draw away in Russia.
The U.S. Men's National Team overcame a poor start and put together a solid second half to come away from Wednesday's friendly vs. Russia with a 2-2 draw. There were some standout performances, including Man of the Match-caliber efforts from Michael Bradley and Tim Howard, and there were performances that Jurgen Klinsmann would just as soon forget.
It didn't start out pretty, and for the first 30 minutes of Wednesday's friendly against Russia, the U.S. Men's National Team looked like they might get run off the field in Krasnodar. The Americans eventually shook off that slow and disappointing start, and thanks the heroics of Tim Howard and Michael Bradley, they were able to eventually do enough to get back in the game and eventually leave Russia with a hard-fought draw.
The game is a couple days old at this point, but I just wanted to put up something about it considering that the two goals earned by the USMNT were particularly amazing. Of course, at this point we shouldn't really be expecting anything less of Michael Bradley. However, I'm even more impressed by Mix Diskerud's stoppage time heroics.
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann On the match against Russia: "We saw a very entertaining game. Russia proved why they are one of the best teams in Europe, and we wanted to see how good we are against such a strong team. I think you saw we can compete with very good teams in the world. The way our team fought back twice after being down a goal was great.
Match:U.S. Men's National Team vs. Russia Date:Nov. 14, 2012 Competition:International Friendly Venue:Kuban Stadium; Krasnodar, Russia Kickoff:10 a.m. ET Attendance:28,200 Weather:46 degrees, cloudy Scoring Summary: 1 2 F USA0 2 2.
Fresh from our adventures in Russia on Thursday night, Chelsea will be waiting on the fitness of Ashley Cole and Ryan Bertrand ahead of this one. Cole is back in training but a major doubt for the game and we have everything crossed in the hope that Ryan Bertrand recovers from illness to start against City.
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.
Liverpool and West Ham will have the chance to bid for Wilfried Bony at the end of the season after the striker failed to secure a switch to Russia. The free-scoring Ivorian has signalled his desire to leave Vitesse Arnhem and had hinted he would look to move to one of Russia's top sides this month.
By "The Other 87 Minutes" / Senior Unemployed English Major Correspondents
We couldn’t finish our coverage of the USMNT’s game against Russia without also giving you a squad full of the best Russian names and faces an oil oligarch can buy. We've lined them up in the kind of 4-3-3 where we expect a level of play from each according to his or her ability, and divy up chances to each according to his or her needs.
The recent report that Rubin Kazan made a summer offer for AZ striker Jozy Altidore is being hotly contested by the Russian club in a press release - which is odd enough even before you consider the event allegedly occurred several months ago. I have not yet determined if they are telling the truth or lying here.