Football in Russia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24497/all en Soccer-Krasnozhan sacked as Kuban Krasnodar coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-krasnozhan-sacked-kuban-krasnodar-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Yuri Krasnozhan has been fired as coach of Kuban Krasnodar following a "strategic" disagreement with the club's bosses, the Russian Premier League side said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Krasnozhan's sacking came as a shock to most soccer experts after he had led modest Kuban to fourth place midway through the season - their best position in Russia's top flight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-krasnozhan-sacked-kuban-krasnodar-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Russia Labor Sport in Russia Technology Yuri Krasnozhan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:15:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731805 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Russia's Kuban Krasnodar installs Kuchuk as coach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-russias-kuban-krasnodar-installs-kuchuk-coach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Russian Premier League club Kuban Krasnodar moved quickly to replace sacked coach Yuri Krasnozhan, naming Belarussian Leonid Kuchuk as their new boss on Wednesday.</p> <p>Krasnozhan was fired on Tuesday following what Kuban said were "strategic" disagreements with club officials, despite leading the modest side to fourth place midway through the season - their best position in Russia's top flight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-russias-kuban-krasnodar-installs-kuchuk-coach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FC Kuban Krasnodar Football in Russia Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732031 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Russia call up uncapped Terek pair for Iceland friendly http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-russia-call-uncapped-terek-pair-iceland-friendly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Russia coach Fabio Capello has called up two uncapped players, midfielder Oleg Ivanov and his Terek Grozny team mate Igor Lebedenko, for next month's friendly against Iceland.</p> <p>Striker Lebedenko, 29 and who leads the Chechen club in scoring this season with six goals in 19 games, has received his first international call-up.</p> <p>Ivanov, 26, has been called up for the first time since 2008 when he was part of Russia's Euro 2008 squad under coach Guus Hiddink but never played in the tournament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-russia-call-uncapped-terek-pair-iceland-friendly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Russia Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737203 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-M'Vila seeks new challenge in Russia after joining Rubin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-mvila-seeks-new-challenge-russia-after-joining-rubin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KAZAN, Russia, Jan 24 (Reuters) - France midfielder Yann M'Vila said he was looking forward to a "new challenge" after joining Russian club Rubin Kazan from Ligue 1 side Stade Rennes on a four-year contract.</p> <p>"I can't wait to meet my new team mates, to learn more about the city, the (Tatarstan) region and the (Russian) league," the 22-year-old told Rubin's website (<a href="http://www.rubin-kazan.ru" title="www.rubin-kazan.ru">www.rubin-kazan.ru</a>).</p> <p>"I'm thankful to Rennes, where I had spent the last nine seasons and where I've grown to become a professional player.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-mvila-seeks-new-challenge-russia-after-joining-rubin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Russia Sport in Russia Technology Yann M'Vila Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:38:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738864 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Italian fullback Bocchetti set to join Spartak from Rubin http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-italian-fullback-bocchetti-set-join-spartak-rubin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Italian international fullback Salvatore Bocchetti is set to join Spartak Moscow from Russian Premier League rivals Rubin Kazan, both clubs said on Friday.</p> <p>"Spartak and Rubin have agreed for a transfer of Salvatore Bocchetti. If he passes a medical, the Italian will sign a contract early next week," the Moscow club said on its website (<a href="http://www.spartak.com" title="www.spartak.com">www.spartak.com</a>).</p> <p>Media reports have put the transfer fee for the 26-year-old at five million euros ($6.7 million).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-italian-fullback-bocchetti-set-join-spartak-rubin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Italy Football in Russia Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739460 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-West Brom reject Odemwingie transfer request http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-west-brom-reject-odemwingie-transfer-request <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion have rejected a transfer request handed in by striker Peter Odemwingie, saying they are determined to keep their squad together as they push for a European place in the Premier League.</p> <p>Nigerian Odemwingie was recently the subject of a bid from bottom side Queens Park Rangers which was turned down but he has since told the club he wants to leave.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-west-brom-reject-odemwingie-transfer-request" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Russia Peter Odemwingie Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:00:05 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739620 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-West Brom turn down second Odemwingie bid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-west-brom-turn-down-second-odemwingie-bid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion have turned down a second bid for forward Peter Odemwingie from struggling Queens Park Rangers, the club said on Monday.</p> <p>Nigerian striker Odemwingie, who joined West Brom in 2010, handed in a transfer request on Friday which the club rejected.</p> <p>"QPR have made a second, improved offer for Peter, which we have turned down," West Brom's sporting and technical director Richard Garlick said on the club website (<a href="http://www.wba.co.uk" title="www.wba.co.uk">www.wba.co.uk</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-west-brom-turn-down-second-odemwingie-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Russia Peter Odemwingie Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740451 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Anzhi shell out for Shakhtar's Willian - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-anzhi-shell-out-shakhtars-willian-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Big-spending Russian outfit Anzhi have lured Brazilian midfielder Willian Berges da Silva from Shakhtar Donetsk in a reported 35-million euro ($48 million) transfer deal, the Sport Express daily reported Friday.</p> <p>If confirmed, the transfer would be the third biggest in the history of the Russian league after Zenit St Petersburg last year signed Brazilian forward Hulk for 60 million euros and Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel for 40 million euros.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-anzhi-shell-out-shakhtars-willian-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Business Football in Russia AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:45:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742781 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Odemwingie stands ground over transfer farce http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-odemwingie-stands-ground-over-transfer-farce <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Striker Peter Odemwingie has dismissed criticism from his club West Bromwich Albion over his bizarre attempt to force through a transfer to Queens Park Rangers on Thursday.</p> <p>Amid surreal scenes on transfer deadline day, the Nigerian was shown on television waiting outside QPR's Loftus Road stadium in his car, apparently in the mistaken belief that West Brom had agreed to sell him.</p> <p>QPR refused to let him enter their ground and West Brom subsequently issued a statement criticising his conduct, with chairman Jeremy Peace accusing Odemwingie of acting "wholly unprofessionally".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-odemwingie-stands-ground-over-transfer-farce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Russia Peter Odemwingie AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:30:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742917 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Odemwingie stands ground over transfer farce http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-odemwingie-stands-ground-over-transfer-farce-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Striker Peter Odemwingie has dismissed criticism from his club West Bromwich Albion over his bizarre attempt to force through a transfer to Queens Park Rangers on Thursday.</p> <p>Amid surreal scenes on transfer deadline day, the Nigerian was shown on television waiting outside QPR's Loftus Road stadium in his car, apparently in the mistaken belief that West Brom had agreed to sell him.</p> <p>QPR refused to let him enter their ground and West Brom subsequently issued a statement criticising his conduct, with chairman Jeremy Peace accusing Odemwingie of acting "wholly unprofessionally".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-odemwingie-stands-ground-over-transfer-farce-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Russia Peter Odemwingie AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:30:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743000 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Odemwingie stands ground over transfer farce http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-odemwingie-stands-ground-over-transfer-farce-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Striker Peter Odemwingie has dismissed criticism from his club West Bromwich Albion over his bizarre attempt to force through a transfer to Queens Park Rangers on Thursday.</p> <p>Amid surreal scenes on transfer deadline day, the Nigerian was shown on television waiting outside QPR's Loftus Road stadium in his car, apparently in the mistaken belief that West Brom had agreed to sell him.</p> <p>QPR refused to let him enter their ground and West Brom subsequently issued a statement criticising his conduct, with chairman Jeremy Peace accusing Odemwingie of acting "wholly unprofessionally".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/football-odemwingie-stands-ground-over-transfer-farce-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Russia Peter Odemwingie AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:15:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743128 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Odemwingie unprofessional over failed move - club http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-soccer-odemwingie-unprofessional-over-failed-move-club <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Striker returns to West Brom after attempt to sign for QPR</p> <p>* Club chairman says Nigerian has acted wholly unprofessionally (Writes through, adds quotes)</p> <p>Feb 1 (Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie was branded unprofessional by his club but viewed as unlucky by others on Friday after a transfer deadline-day saga that ended in an unsuccessful bid to join Queens Park Rangers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/update-1-soccer-odemwingie-unprofessional-over-failed-move-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Russia Peter Odemwingie Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:46:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743177 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Willian joins Anzhi for fee of 35 million euros http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/blank-headline-received-17 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 1 (Reuters) - Brazil playmaker Willian left Shakhtar Donetsk for wealthy Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala on Friday for a fee of 35 million euros ($47.94 million), the Ukrainian club said on their website (<a href="http://www.shakhtar.com" title="www.shakhtar.com">www.shakhtar.com</a>).</p> <p>"FC Shakhtar and FC Anji reached an agreement regarding Willian's move to the Russian club in a transfer worth 35 million euros," Shakhtar said in a statement.</p> <p>"We wish our former player success in his new team."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/blank-headline-received-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business EUR FC Anzhi Makhachkala Football in Russia Football in Ukraine Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 20:16:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743512 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Willian hungry for Russia sucess after record deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-willian-hungry-russia-sucess-after-record-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia's big-spending Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala's new Brazilian midfielder Willian said he was eager to test his skills in the Russian league after his 35-million-euro transfer deal from Shakhtar Donetsk.</p> <p>The former Shakhtar playmaker arrived for training with Anzhi at their mid-season camp in Marbella, Spain, over the weekend, after the third most expensive transfer in Russian football history and the biggest deal ever between two ex-Soviet teams.</p> <p>But he strongly denied rumours that he came to cash-rich Anzhi seeking big money.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-willian-hungry-russia-sucess-after-record-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers Business Football in Russia AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:15:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745156 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Eto'o upbeat on Anzhi title chances http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-etoo-upbeat-anzhi-title-chances <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Samuel Eto'o is confident that Anzhi Makhachkala have a good chance of winning their first Russian title, local media reported Tuesday, after the Dagestan club's recent forays in the transfer market.</p> <p>"We are currently at the very beginning of the remarkable project called Anzhi Makhachkala," the gazeta.ru news site quoted the former Cameroon international as saying.</p> <p>"We already managed to achieve some local success but I'm confident that Anzhi have tremendous opportunities for further progress."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-etoo-upbeat-anzhi-title-chances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Confederations Cup Football in Russia Samuel Eto'o AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:31:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746200 at http://www.globalpost.com