Latest news about Russia

Blatter concerned by Russian soccer racism

2015-03-02 14:28

Sepp Blatter is concerned by a study detailing the scale of Russia's racism problem ahead of the 2018 SWC.

Tycoon settles Capello pay row

2015-02-06 16:25

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has stepped in to settle the $5.8 million owed in back pay to Russia manager Fabio Capello.

Capello's wages not settled

2015-01-20 12:36

European football chief Michel Platini urged Russia's Football Union (RFU) to pay the wages they owe to Fabio Capello.

FIFA rejects appeal over corruption report

2014-12-16 14:48

FIFA rejected an appeal by a former US prosecutor against the handling of his inquiry into alleged corruption around the bids for the 2018 and 2022...

Capello under fire but stays on

2014-11-18 11:55

Fabio Capello has dismissed speculation that he is about to lose his job as manager of Russia amid a run of poor results.

FIFA fails ethical litmus test

2014-11-15 12:27

FIFA is shaken by a fratricidal war over its own corruption probe into the way the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded.

Russia can't pay coach Capello

2014-11-12 14:22

Russia's FA does not have enough money to pay their national coach, Fabio Capello, according to their executive committee.

2018 World Cup logo revealed

2014-10-29 08:12

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup, which resembles the heart and spirit of Russia.

FIFA fully supports Russia

2014-10-28 13:14

Sepp Blatter has stated that FIFA categorically backs Russia in hosting the 2018 World Cup and has praised its preparations.

FIFA happy with Russia's WC plans

2014-10-22 14:22

The head of a FIFA inspectors commission says they are satisfied with Russia's progress in preparing for the 2018 World Cup.

Capello wants more from Russia

2014-09-09 11:18

Russia coach Fabio Capello has said his side needed to improve if they want to reach the final stages in France.

Austria, Sweden draw in qualifier

2014-09-09 07:51

Austria drew with Sweden in Euro 2016 qualifier, while Russia thumped Liechtenstein to go top of Group G.

Russia to cut SWC host cities

2014-08-19 13:11

World football's ruling body FIFA has recommended that Russia reduce the number of 2018 World Cup host cities.

Ukraine reject Crimea clubs to join Russia

2014-08-01 12:17

A top Ukrainian football chief on Friday voiced strong opposition to Russia's move to allow three Crimean clubs to join the Russian league.

Russia to incorporate Crimean clubs

2014-07-30 15:23

Russia ready to integrate football clubs from the annexed Crimea peninsula.