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Putin urges World Cup preparations

2015-12-09 09:02

Russia President Vladimir Putin has demanded delays in construction of 2018 World Cup projects be quickly overcome.

Russia World Cup could ease global tensions

2015-12-02 17:28

The 2018 SWC in Russia could serve as a catalyst to help ease global tensions said Russian sports minister, Vitaly Mutko.

Russia to increase 2018 World Cup security

2015-11-24 16:59

Security at the 2018 World Cup will be strengthened in the wake of the Paris attacks Russia's Sports Minister has promised.

Russia dump Capello as coach

2015-07-14 09:59

The Russian Football Union says it has ended its contract with coach Fabio Capello, three years before the country hosts the 2018 SWC.

Capello survives meeting of bosses

2015-06-24 18:11

Fabio Capello has survived a crucial meeting of the Russian football leadership, amid widespread speculation that he would be fired.

Dynamo Moscow banned from Europa League

2015-06-20 05:00

Dynamo Moscow have been banned from next season's Europa League after failing to comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.

Capello set target semi target

2015-05-26 10:40

Russia coach Fabio Capello has been told that his team's target should be a World Cup semifinal at home in 2018.

US Senators want no Russia SWC

2015-04-02 09:40

13 US Senators wrote to FIFA's Sepp Blatter to ask for a vote on moving the 2018 World Cup out of Russia.

'Flame thrower' to face charges

2015-03-29 17:06

The man who hurled a flare at Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev during a Euro qualifier has been identified and faces criminal charges.

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.