Sport in Russia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24498/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-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-Russia's Shirokov eyeing move to English Premier League http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/soccer-russias-shirokov-eyeing-move-english-premier-league <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>By Gennady Fyodorov</p> <p>MOSCOW, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Russia and Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Roman Shirokov wants to take a shot at the English Premier League before his playing career is over, the player said on Thursday.</p> <p>"I think I have a few years left so I would like to try myself in a top league abroad," the 31-year-old told reporters.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/soccer-russias-shirokov-eyeing-move-english-premier-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Russia Roman Shirokov Sport in Russia Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748944 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Liverpool fans have nothing to fear, Zenit say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/soccer-liverpool-fans-have-nothing-fear-zenit-say <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>ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Zenit have assured Liverpool that visiting fans attending Thursday's Europa League last 32 first leg tie in St Petersburg will feel safe and secure after concerns were raised over racism.</p> <p>"The club's personnel and security services at the stadium have been working hard so that the players and fans alike would enjoy tomorrow's match," the Russian champions said on their website (<a href="http://www.fc-zenit.ru" title="www.fc-zenit.ru">www.fc-zenit.ru</a>) on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/soccer-liverpool-fans-have-nothing-fear-zenit-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Russia Sport in Russia Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755230 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Liverpool fans attacked ahead of Zenit game http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/soccer-liverpool-fans-attacked-ahead-zenit-game <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 14 (Reuters) - Liverpool supporters were attacked by a group of hooligans ahead of Thursday's Europa League last-32 first-leg tie against Zenit St Petersburg, Russian television reported.</p> <p>St Petersburg's Peter TV said that on Wednesday evening about 40 hooligans attacked a small group of Liverpool fans when they were coming out of a local bar, forcing the English to seek cover inside.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/soccer-liverpool-fans-attacked-ahead-zenit-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Russia Sport in Russia Sport in Saint Petersburg Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:50:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755495 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Arshavin and Pogrebnyak overlooked for Russia again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/soccer-arshavin-and-pogrebnyak-overlooked-russia-again <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, March 7 (Reuters) - Former Russia captain Andrei Arshavin and experienced striker Pavel Pogrebnyak have been overlooked again by coach Fabio Capello for this month's World Cup qualifier away to Northern Ireland.</p> <p>Capello, however, kept faith in striker Fyodor Smolov and midfielder Oleg Shatov, naming the young Anzhi Makhachkala duo in his 27-man squad on Thursday for the Group F match in Belfast on March 22.</p> <p>Russia also face Brazil in a friendly at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge ground in London three days later.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/soccer-arshavin-and-pogrebnyak-overlooked-russia-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Russia Sport in Europe Sport in Russia Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:16:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776103 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Arshavin, Pogrebnyak overlooked by Russia again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/update-1-soccer-arshavin-pogrebnyak-overlooked-russia-again <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>(Adds Capello quotes)</p> <p>* Pair left out for World Cup tie in N.Ireland</p> <p>* Russia keep faith with Smolov and Shatov</p> <p>MOSCOW, March 7 (Reuters) - Former captain Andrei Arshavin and experienced striker Pavel Pogrebnyak have been overlooked again by Russia coach Fabio Capello for this month's World Cup qualifier in Northern Ireland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/update-1-soccer-arshavin-pogrebnyak-overlooked-russia-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Russia Ossetian people Sport in Russia Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:46:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776322 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Capello trims Russia squad for World Cup qualifier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/soccer-capello-trims-russia-squad-world-cup-qualifier <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, March 11 (Reuters) - Russia coach Fabio Capello has dropped three players, including promising Anzhi Makhachkala striker Fyodor Smolov, from his initial squad for this month's World Cup qualifier in Northern Ireland.</p> <p>Smolov, 23, scored on his Russia debut, finding the net after nine minutes in a 2-2 draw against the United States in November's friendly but has been less effective for his club in recent matches.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/soccer-capello-trims-russia-squad-world-cup-qualifier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Russia Sport in Russia Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5779623 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Russia's 2014 winter dreams hit reality check http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/olympics-russias-2014-winter-dreams-hit-reality-check <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>Any dreams Russia had of dominating its home Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next year have been dealt a harsh reality check by the mediocre performances of the country's athletes this season.</p> <p>With most of the main winter competitions now finished for the year, Russia risks only coming fifth in the Olympics medals table if its performances at this year's world championships are repeated at Sochi 2014.</p> <p>The failure to win any world championship gold in biathlon -- a hugely popular televised sport in Russia -- has caused particular concern.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/olympics-russias-2014-winter-dreams-hit-reality-check" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport in Russia Sports Winter Olympics AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 04:30:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5795915 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Vagner orchestrates CSKA thrashing of Alania http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/football-vagner-orchestrates-cska-thrashing-alania <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>Brazilian striker Vagner Love scored his first goals since returning to Russian league leaders CSKA Moscow for a second spell as they hammered bottom side Alania Vladikavkaz 4-0 on Monday.</p> <p>The 28-year-old only returned to Moscow in January after a year back in Brazil with Flamengo but showed he had lost none of his goalscoring instinct in firing a second-half double.</p> <p>Victory saw CSKA extend their lead in the title race to eight points over defending champions Zenit St Petersburg after a third successive league win.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130401/football-vagner-orchestrates-cska-thrashing-alania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in Russia Sport in Russia Vagner Love AFP Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:00:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798713 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Russian survivors Rubin ready for Chelsea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/football-russian-survivors-rubin-ready-chelsea <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 last surviving representatives in Europe, two-time champions Rubin Kazan, come into Thursday's Europa League quarter-final clash against English Premier League side Chelsea on the back of good league form.</p> <p>On Saturday, Rubin clinched a morale-boosting 2-0 win over visitors Lokomotiv Moscow to move up to fourth in the Russian Premier League, with goals from Israeli midfielder Bibras Natkho and forward Vladimir Dyadyun.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/football-russian-survivors-rubin-ready-chelsea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business FC Rubin Kazan Football in Russia Sport in Russia AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 00:45:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799872 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Denisov quits Zenit, Arshavin may return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130621/football-denisov-quits-zenit-arshavin-may-return <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>Zenit St Petersburg's Russian international midfielder Igor Denisov has agreed terms to leave the club for Dagestani big spenders Anzhi, while Andrei Arshavin is in talks to return to his native club from Arsenal, reports said Friday.</p> <p>The Sport Express and Sovietsky Sport newspapers said both teams had agreed on Denisov's move to Makhachkala-based Anzhi and the final contract would be signed in the next days.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130621/football-denisov-quits-zenit-arshavin-may-return" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andrei Arshavin Association football Football in Russia Sport in Russia AFP Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:50:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5862928 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Arshavin set for Zenit return as Denisov exits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130621/football-arshavin-set-zenit-return-denisov-exits <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>Former Russia captain Andrei Arshavin is set to return to his native Zenit St Petersburg after five seasons at English Premier League side Arsenal, reports said Friday.</p> <p>The reported return of Arshavin to the club that launched his career comes as one of Zenit's most experienced players, current Russian skipper Igor Denisov, is set to leave for big spenders Anzhi Makhachkala.</p> <p>Arshavin was in Saint Petersburg on Friday and held talks with Zenit manager Luciano Spalletti and also Alexei Miller, the chief executive of the club's owner, Russian gas giant Gazprom.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130621/football-arshavin-set-zenit-return-denisov-exits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Russia Sport in Russia Technology AFP Sat, 22 Jun 2013 03:01:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5863858 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Arshavin to seal Zenit return - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/football-arshavin-seal-zenit-return-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>Former Russian captain Andrei Arshavin was expected Monday to seal his return to Zenit Saint Petersburg, the club that launched his career, after a fallow half decade at Arsenal.</p> <p>The Sport Express daily said that Arshavin's move back to Zenit could be announced later Monday after he won the backing of the club's owner, the gas giant Gazprom.</p> <p>"We have to remember that Arshavin is a product of Zenit. And I think it right that a product of Zenit finishes his career at his native club," Gazprom chief executive Alexei Miller was quoted as saying.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/football-arshavin-seal-zenit-return-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andrei Arshavin Association football Football in Russia Sport in Russia AFP Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:06:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5865588 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Honda's double helps CSKA to Russian Super Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130713/football-hondas-double-helps-cska-russian-super-cup <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>A double by Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda helped reigning champions CSKA Moscow claim the Russian Super Cup with a 3-0 victory over Zenit St Petersburg on Saturday.</p> <p>Russian international full back Sergei Ignashevic also scored for the Red Army side to help them clinch their fifth Super Cup.</p> <p>"We managed to score an early goal, which helped us a great deal to win," CSKA manager Leonid Slutsky said. </p> <p>"I expected more trouble for my side in the late stages of this match."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130713/football-hondas-double-helps-cska-russian-super-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Russia Keisuke Honda Sport in Russia AFP Sat, 13 Jul 2013 21:31:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5883370 at http://www.globalpost.com