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Knee injury sidelines Russia's Akinfeyev for months 5/07 4:34PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Both CSKA Moscow and the Russian National Team took a hit on Sunday as keeper Igor Akinfeyev tore knee ligaments while playing in a Russian Premier League match against Rostov. The 21-year-old netminder fell awkwardly midway through the second half of h...
CSKA clinches Russian title 11/18 11:34PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Vagner Love posted a hat trick as CSKA Moscow hoisted the Russian title on Saturday with a 4-0 victory over Luch Energiya. CSKA opened the scoring in the 15th minute courtesy of a goal by Daniel Carvalho. The Brazilian striker then ...
Injury bug bites hard 10/31 5:34PM
Kiev, Ukraine (Sportsbooks) - The mid-season injury bug has latched onto Dynamo Kiev, as the Ukrainian club will be forced to sit out six impact players during Wednesday's Champions League match with Group E power Lyon, who stand atop with nine points to Dynamo's zero. Brazilia...
Advocaat headed to Russian Premier League 6/27 12:14AM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Zenit St. Petersburg named Dick Advocaat as its new head coach on Monday. The 58-year-old inked an 18-month contract, and fills the void left by Vlastimil Petrzela, who stepped down last month. Zenit St. Petersburg, which is on a World Cup b...
Hiddink introduced in Russia 4/14 7:32PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - After much speculation, the Russian national team officially introduced Guus Hiddink as its new head coach on Friday. The 59-year-old Dutchman signed a two-year contract on Friday before returning to Holland. "Me alone is not a ...
Hiddink to lead Russia 4/12 11:18PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - The Russian Football Federation confirmed on Wednesday that Guus Hiddnik will be the next coach of the country's national team. The 59-year-old Dutchman has agreed to terms, and is expected to sign a contract on Friday. However, Hiddin...
Russia's 25 players doesn't include Sychev 9/02 2:52PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Russia coach Yuri Semin will choose a starting lineup for two World Cup qualifiers from the 25 players he called into training earlier this week. Star striker Dmitri Sychev is not one of the players called into the squad. Sychev is sidelined w...
Dinamo Moscow finds new coach 7/18 11:55AM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Dinamo Moscow is set to name Ivo Wortmann as its new head coach. The 56-year-old Brazilian is replacing Oleg Romantsev, who resigned the post back on May 16. Assistant coach Andrei Kobelev led the team during the transition period. Wortmann ...
Romantsev steps down at Dinamo Moscow 5/16 1:58PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Oleg Romantsev resigned Monday as head coach of Dinamo Moscow. The 51-year-old decided to walk away after his team dropped its fourth straight match on Saturday. Through eight games this season, Dinamo is a disappointing 3-5-0. Assistant ...
Semin replaces Yartsev 4/18 1:12PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Lokomotiv Moscow coach Yuri Semin agreed to replace Georgi Yartsev on Monday as the head coach of the Russian national team. Semin will lead the team in its quest for a trip to the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Yartsev resigned as Russia coach on Apr...
Pressure too much for Yartsev; Russia coach quits during qualifying 4/04 12:04PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Georgi Yartsev resigned as Russia coach on Monday during his team's quest for a trip to the 2006 World Cup in Germany. The 56-year-old took over the team in 2003 on an interim basis, but was then handed a two-year contract at the start of the 2004 year. ...
Spartak Moscow signs Kovac away from Sparta Prague 3/07 4:50PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Spartak Moscow signed defender Radoslav Kovac to a four-year contract Monday. The 25-year-old Czech international, who already passed his physical, is coming over from Sparta Prague. In 46 matches for the Czech Republic Division I leade...
Head of Russian Football walks away 1/27 3:06PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - After 20-plus years as president of the Football Union of Russia, Viacheslav Koloskov tendered his resignation on Thursday. The 63-year-old was scheduled to stay in office until 2008, but he asked the RFS committee members to consider electing a...
Porto's Derlei signs with Dynamo Moscow 1/09 5:38PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Brazilian striker Derlei has left Porto for Dynamo Moscow. Derlei, 29, was part of Porto's Champions League title winning team last season. He began his European career with UD Leiria during the 1999/00 season, and soon became a top goal-scorer. Derl...
No Love for CSKA 1/07 2:45PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - CSKA Moscow striker Vagner Love said he is leaving the Russian outfit for Corinthians in his native Brazil. Love, 20, joined CSKA from Brazilian side Palmeiras last year on a four-year contract. But the Brazilian international now says he is unhappy in R...
Evseev extends contract with Lokomotiv 12/02 2:33PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Newly crowned Russian champions Lokomotiv Moscow extended the contract of defender Vadim Evseev on Thursday. Evseev's current deal was set to run out at the end of December, but the extension will keep him with the club through 2007. Evseev, a R...
Lokomotiv locks up Loskov 11/30 1:40PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Russian champions Lokomotiv Moscow extended the contract of midfielder Dmitry Loskov on Tuesday. Loskov's current deal was set to run out on December 15, but the extension will keep him with the club for another three years. Loskov, a Russian inter...
Russia and Yartsev need win 11/16 12:36PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Russian coach Georgi Yartsev is in desperate need of a win when he leads his squad into Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Estonia. Russia, which is coming off a flop this summer at EURO 2004, has just four points after three UEFA Group 3 qu...
Lokomotiv Moscow captures league title 11/12 3:57PM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - Lokomotiv Moscow won the Russian Premier League championship on the final day of the season with a 2-0 victory over Shinnik Yaroslavl. Lokomotiv finished one point ahead of last year's champions CSKA Moscow. CSKA had the lead with two matches rem...
Russia brings just 18 healthy players for qualifier 10/08 10:43AM
Moscow, Russia (Sportsbooks) - An injury-riddled Russian squad has only 18 healthy players available for Saturday's World Cup qualifying match against Luxembourg. First-choice goalkeeper Sergei Ovchinnikov, star striker Alexander Kerzhakov and midfielder Dmitri Khoklov were all un...