Ola Toivonen`s goal crowned a gutsy Sweden fight back in a 1-1 draw with Russia but, ever the tough taskmaster, Fabio Capello thought the visitors should have easily won the Euro 2016 qualifier on Thursday.
Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic hopes his side can ease the pain of a controversial exit from the World Cup 32 years ago by qualifying for the second round for the first time in their history when they face Russia on Thursday.
Fabio Capello threw his support behind Igor Akinfeev after the goalkeeper`s self-confessed "kids" error very nearly spiked his 68th birthday celebrations and Russia`s return to the World Cup after a 12-year absence.
Welcome to our live coverage of the World Cup Group H game between Russia and South Korea at Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. The Group H opener marks the clash between two teams who are expected to give in their best and gain some vitality in the Group.
In the space of a week, South Korea have taken a stinging 4-0 loss to Ghana in Miami and turned it into a case study on what not to do in their opening World Cup Group H match against Russia on Tuesday.
Frank Lampard`s `ghost goal` against Germany at the 2010 World Cup still does not sit well with former England coach Fabio Capello, who said the positive impact of goalline technology`s introduction was already clear to see in Brazil.
Russia soccer coach Fabio Capello doesn`t have much confidence in his players` ability to always write "intelligent" tweets, so he decided the best thing to do was to ban them from using Twitter while at the World Cup, he said on Monday.