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Confirmed: Man Utd squad to face CSKA Moscow

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Manchester United travel to CSKA Moscow to face the Russian Premier League side in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Both teams have three points from their opening matches and could take a huge step towards the knockout stage with... Continue Reading →

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

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CSKA Moscow 2017/18 adidas Home Kit

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Perennial Russian Premier League title contenders PFC CSKA Moscow wore their 2017/18 adidas home kit for the first time during Sunday's 4-0 home win overFC Anzhi Makhachkala. The win saw the thirteen-time Russian champions earn at spot in the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Champions League as they secured a second place league finish.

Zenit St Petersburg face stern test of unbeaten start

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Moscow (AFP) Russian Premier League joint leaders Zenit St Petersburg face a tough game at Terek Grozny on Sunday as they look to maintain their unbeaten run after making progress in the Europa League.

Zenit, the Premier League's only unbeaten side, sit second, level on points with Spartak Moscow, who top the table having won more matches this term.

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

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CSKA Moscow 2016/17 adidas Home and Away Kits

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Defending Russian Premier League champions PFC CSKA Moscow debuted their 2016/17 adidas home kit during [...]

CSKA look for response after Cup drubbing

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Moscow (AFP) Russian Premier League leaders CSKA Moscow hope to bounce back from Monday's 4-1 defeat to Zenit St Petersburg in the domestic cup final when they host Terek Grozny on Saturday.

The Red Army side moved top of the table following a 3-0 win at Ural Yekaterinburg last week but are just two points ahead of second-placed Rostov with reigning champions Zenit in third, two points further back.

2017/18 Kits & Jerseys

Spartak Moscow 2017/18 Nike Home and Away Kits

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Defending Russian Premier League champions FC Spartak Moscow will host English Premier League side Liverpool FC in UEFA Champions league group stage action on Tuesday. The record twenty-two time Russian league winners are wearing kits from Nike for the twelfth season in a row this campaign. Like all of Nike's sponsored federation teams and bigger [.

Russia Women’s EURO 2017 adidas Home and Away Kits

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adidas has released the Russia Women's EURO 2017 home and away kits. The new shirts will continue to be worn after this summer's tournament until the end of the 2017/18 international football calendar. The new Russian women's adidas home kit was worn during one of two losses to the United States last week.

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Mancini demands Russian Premier League title focus from Zenit

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Moscow (AFP) – Roberto Mancini’s Zenit St Petersburg will hope to make it five wins in a row against Dynamo Moscow when they meet in the Russian Premier League on Sunday.

But Mancini has warned his charges to take newly promoted Dynamo seriously after watching his side struggle to a 0-0 draw in their last league match before the international break.

Niang on hold due to ‘psychological problems’

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Milan (AFP) – Unwanted striker M’Baye Niang has issued AC Milan with a medical certificate citing “psychological problems” to justify missing training after rejecting an offer to join Spartak Moscow.

Niang is surplus to requirements at the Serie A giants following their signing of Andre Silva from Porto and Franck Kessie from Atalanta earlier this summer.

Mancini makes winning start in Russia

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Moscow (AFP) – Italian manager Roberto Mancini chalked up a confident 2-0 win in his first Russian Premier League match as his new club Zenit St Petersburg beat promoted SKA Khabarovsk on Sunday.

Goals by halftime substitute midfielder Daler Kuzyaev and forward Alexander Kokorin set the four-time former Russian champions on their way to a well-deserved win in the season-opening encounter.

Mancini makes winning start in Russia

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Moscow (AFP) – Italian manager Roberto Mancini chalked up a confident 2-0 win in his first Russian Premier League match as his new club Zenit St Petersburg beat promoted SKA Khabarovsk on Sunday.

Goals by halftime substitute midfielder Daler Kuzyaev and forward Alexander Kokorin set the four-time former Russian champions on their way to a well-deserved win in the season-opening encounter.

Ex-Russia boss Leonid Slutsky named Hull City coach

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London (AFP) – Relegated Hull appointed Leonid Slutsky as their new coach on Friday, the ex-CSKA Moscow boss becoming the first Russian to hold a managerial position in English football.

The 46-year-old, who also was in charge of Russia at Euro 2016 whilst still at CSKA, replaces Marco Silva, who left after City were relegated from the Premier League last season and has since joined Watford.

Russian club renamed after Chechen strongman’s father

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Moscow (AFP) – Russian Premier League outfit Terek Grozny is to change its name to ‘Akhmat’ in honour of the slain father of the strongman Chechen Republic leader Ramzan Kadyrov, the club said on Wednesday.

Kremlin loyalist Kadyrov - who has ruled the region with an iron-fist for a decade - said the move came after a petition by supporters.

Zenit appoint Italian coach Mancini

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Moscow (AFP) – Russian Premier League side Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday appointed Italian Roberto Mancini as manager in their quest to claw their way back after a third place league finish.

“Zenit football club welcomes Roberto Mancini to Saint Petersburg and wishes him success as manager of the white-and-blues,” the club wrote on its website.

Zenit appoint Italian coach Mancini

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Moscow (AFP) – Russian Premier League side Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday appointed Italian Roberto Mancini as manager in their quest to claw their way back after a third place league finish.

“Zenit football club welcomes Roberto Mancini to Saint Petersburg and wishes him success as manager of the white-and-blues,” the club wrote on its website.

Russia scrambles to save face with Confed Cup football looming

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Moscow (AFP) – The new World Cup stadium in Saint Petersburg was meant to boast a state-of-the-art pitch and be a showcase for Vladimir Putin’s Russia when it hosts the 2018 football bonanza.

Instead the $800 million venue, which took a decade to build, has caused more embarrassment than pride as Russian authorities scramble to salvage its pitch less than a month before it hosts the opening match of the Confederations Cup, a World Cup warm-up tournament.

Russia scrambles to save face with Confed Cup football looming

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Moscow (AFP) – The new World Cup stadium in Saint Petersburg was meant to boast a state-of-the-art pitch and be a showcase for Vladimir Putin’s Russia when it hosts the 2018 football bonanza.

Instead the $800 million venue, which took a decade to build, has caused more embarrassment than pride as Russian authorities scramble to salvage its pitch less than a month before it hosts the opening match of the Confederations Cup, a World Cup warm-up tournament.

People vs the army in Spartak-CSKA Moscow derby

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Moscow (AFP) – One club represented the mighty Soviet Red Army, the other was named after an ancient gladiator-slave - now Moscow’s CSKA and Spartak fight out one of the fiercest rivalries in Russian football.

The two teams face off Sunday in a furious city derby that comes with added spice this year: Spartak are top of the Russian Premier League and chasing their first title in 16 years, while CSKA are the reigning champions and are second.

People vs the army in Spartak-CSKA Moscow derby

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Moscow (AFP) – One club represented the mighty Soviet Red Army, the other was named after an ancient gladiator-slave - now Moscow’s CSKA and Spartak fight out one of the fiercest rivalries in Russian football.

The two teams face off Sunday in a furious city derby that comes with added spice this year: Spartak are top of the Russian Premier League and chasing their first title in 16 years, while CSKA are the reigning champions and are second.

CSKA keep in touch at top in Russia

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Moscow (AFP) – Brazilian striker Vitinho netted after just 32 seconds as reigning champions CSKA Moscow eased to a 4-0 win over bottom-placed Tomsk on Saturday to narrow the gap on Russian Premier League leaders Spartak Moscow.

The Red Army side are now level on points with Zenit St Petersburg, who visit Amkar Perm on Sunday, and five points behind Spartak, who take on Anzhi Makhachkala also on Sunday.

Rostov fire six-goal warning to Man United

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Rostov-on-Don (Russia) (AFP) – Rostov coach Ivan Daniliants said Friday’s 6-0 rout of Tomsk served as a warning to Manchester United that they won’t roll over when they face Jose Mourinho’s English giants in the Europa League.

Rostov showed no signs of rustiness after the long winter break to trounce the Russian Premier League’s bottom club with a perfect warm-up for next week’s European clash.

Rostov fire six-goal warning to Man United

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Rostov-on-Don (Russia) (AFP) – Rostov coach Ivan Daniliants said Friday’s 6-0 rout of Tomsk served as a warning to Manchester United that they won’t roll over when they face Jose Mourinho’s English giants in the Europa League.

Rostov showed no signs of rustiness after the long winter break to trounce the Russian Premier League’s bottom club with a perfect warm-up for next week’s European clash.

Slutsky quits as CSKA Moscow coach

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Moscow (AFP) Leonid Slutsky has resigned as coach of CSKA Moscow after seven hugely successful years and will leave after Wednesday's Champions League match with Tottenham Hotspur, the Russian champions said.

CSKA play the Premier League side at Wembley with both clubs already out of the Champions League but with a Europa League spot up for grabs, while CSKA are third in the Russian Premier League.

Slutsky quits as CSKA Moscow coach

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Moscow (AFP) Leonid Slutsky has resigned as coach of CSKA Moscow after seven hugely successful years and will leave after Wednesday's Champions League match with Tottenham Hotspur, the Russian champions said.

CSKA play the Premier League side at Wembley with both clubs already out of the Champions League but with a Europa League spot up for grabs, while CSKA are third in the Russian Premier League.

Zenit face Krasnodar boosted by Europe run

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Moscow (AFP) Zenit St Petersburg face Krasnodar this weekend boosted by a fifth straight win in the Europa League and the return of three players from suspension.

Zenit are placed second in the Russian Premier League, three points behind Spartak Moscow who play Terek Grozny.

After Thursday's 2-0 Europa League defeat of Israeli side Maccabi Tel-Aviv Zenit coach Mircea Lucescu said: "I'm happy with the wins in our last matches against Samara and Maccabi.

Zenit beat Ural to join Spartak on top in Russia

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Moscow (AFP) Zenit St Petersburg beat Ural Yekaterinburg 2-0 on Sunday to go level on points with Russian Premier League leaders Spartak Moscow.

Spartak kept top spot having won more games, with Zenit joining them on 22 points after maintaining their unbeaten start to the season.

Reigning champions CSKA, who beat Ufa 1-0 on Friday, are one point behind in third.

Zenit beat Ural to join Spartak on top in Russia

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Moscow (AFP) Zenit St Petersburg beat Ural Yekaterinburg 2-0 on Sunday to go level on points with Russian Premier League leaders Spartak Moscow.

Spartak kept top spot having won more games, with Zenit joining them on 22 points after maintaining their unbeaten start to the season.

Reigning champions CSKA, who beat Ufa 1-0 on Friday, are one point behind in third.

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Confederations Cup hosts Russia fail to build on Euro 2008 success as World Cup looms large

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The Confederations Cup in Russiamarks the start of the countdown to the country's World Cup in 2018. Widely seen a dress rehearsal for the real thing, allowing the host nation to fine tune its...

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Russia: Opposing Clubs Face 10,000-Mile Return Trips After Remote SKA Khabarovsk Secure Promotion To Premier League

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SKA Khabarovsk have added some serious mileage to next season's Russian Premier League (RPL) itinerary after securing their promotion to the top flight on Sunday.

Despite a grand total of zero goals being scored over 210 minutes of their two-legged play-off against Orenburg, SKA won the ensuing penalty shootout 5-3 to secure themselves a spot at the big tablefor the first time in their history.

Russia remains unfit to host World Cup

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino was in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday, visiting the stadium of the city’s Russian Premier League side and surveying the scene in the country ahead of the upcoming Confederations Cup.

It was a polished occasion. Infantino smiled and posed for photos with the Russian president Vladimir Putin, and proceeded to stamp his approval on Russia’s preparations for its hosting role this and next summer.

Russia remains unfit to host World Cup

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino was in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday, visiting the stadium of the city’s Russian Premier League side and surveying the scene in the country ahead of the upcoming Confederations Cup.

It was a polished occasion. Infantino smiled and posed for photos with the Russian president Vladimir Putin, and proceeded to stamp his approval on Russia’s preparations for its hosting role this and next summer.

Russia 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup adidas Home Kit

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Russia will debut their 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup adidas home kit when they host Romania [...]

Nazi Death Match: Remembering Kiev’s Fallen Heroes

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74 Years ago, a team mainly consisting of players from Dynamo and a few from Lokomotiv Kyiv, played a game of football against the German Luftwaffe in Nazi occupied Ukraine. The match has since then cemented its place in the annals of history, albeit, amid much debate and dissension.

It is difficult to provide a definitive version of what exactly happened in the ‘Death Match’, given the nature of the circumstances and the contradicting stories inculcated as propaganda by both the Soviets and the Nazis.

2016/17 Kits & Jerseys

Spartak Moscow 2016/17 Nike Home and Away Kits

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Early season Russian Premier League leaders FC Spartak Moscow are now in their eleventh season [...]

FC Rostov 2016/17 adidas Home and Away Kits

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Football Club Rostov will enter the international spotlight on Tuesday when they meet FC Bayern [...]

FC Zenit Saint Petersburg Unveil 2016/17 Nike Kits on Arctic Oil Platform

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In a kit launch event that may be unmatched, FC Zenit Saint Petersburg unveiled their [...]

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PHOTO: Barcelona agree deal for combative midfielder; Star pictured in club shirt

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Barcelona have agreed a deal with Russian outfit Rubin Kazan for the transfer of Alex Song.

The Cameroon international has struggled to establish himself as a first team player ever since he joined the Catalan giants from Arsenal.

The player was then loaned out to West Ham, where he impressed in patches.

Introducing Oleksandr Zinchenko – the Ukraine wonderkid joining the Guardiola revolution at Manchester City

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