Latest news about Russia

Iran hold World Cup hosts Russia in Kazan

2017-10-10 22:42

World Cup hosts Russia drew 1-1 with Iran on Tuesday in a friendly that did little to dispel doubts about their ability to challenge the elite next...

SWC ticket sales start Thursday

2017-09-12 20:07

FIFA announced Tuesday that ticket sales for the 2018 World Cup will begin on Thursday, nine months to the day that the tournament kicks off in...

Football plays catch-up with VAR

2017-06-25 06:02

The introduction of technology has been hailed as a step in the right ­direction, but there are still question marks, writes Timothy ­Molobi.

Russia readies for World Cup with a year to go

2017-06-12 11:30

Russia looks largely on course one year from the kick-off of the World Cup in June 2018.

Russia select a wolf as SWC 2018 mascot

2016-10-22 16:23

Russia has chosen a goggled wolf as mascot for the 2018 Soccer World Cup.

France expels Russian football fan leader for second time

2016-06-22 11:36

Russian football activist Alexander Shprygin was expelled by France for the second time in four days.

Russia undone by brilliant Hamsik

2016-06-15 17:24

Marek Hamsik set up the opener and came up with a contender for goal of the tournament as Slovakia beat Russia at Euro 2016.

UEFA Russia given 'suspended' ban from Euro 2016

2016-06-14 13:42

UEFA on Tuesday ordered the "suspended disqualification" of Russia from the European Championship.

UEFA set to punish Russia for fan violence

2016-06-14 10:49

UEFA will on Tuesday announce a first verdict against Russia for the football unrest caused by their fans at Euro 2016.

England fans blame Russians amid fresh Euro 2016 fears

2016-06-13 18:26

English fans involved in clashes before and during England's Euro 2016 match with Russia insisted Russian hooligans and French police were to blame.

Russian official tells violent fans: Keep it up!

2016-06-13 15:48

A senior Russian Football Union official and ultra-nationalist politician said that fans were right to fight England supporters at Euro 2016.

'The English are girls', says Russian hooligan

2016-06-13 08:20

Vladimir, a Moscow public relations manager who considers violence a sport following the recent clashes between Russian and English fans.

UEFA threatens to kick Russia, England out of Euro 2016

2016-06-12 18:16

UEFA has said that Russia and England could be thrown out of Euro 2016 if their fans are involved in more violence.

UEFA charges Russia for Euro violence

2016-06-12 13:27

UEFA charged Russia over "totally unacceptable" fan clashes at a Euro 2016 match with England but it also said there had been faults in security.

Violence mars Euro 2016

2016-06-12 08:25

Football's plague of violence has returned with a vengeance to the Euro 2016 championship in France.