Euro 2016 qualifier: Swedes fight back to draw with wasteful Russia
Euro 2016 qualifier: Swedes fight back to draw with wasteful Russia

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. 

World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott
World`s top coaches reject the idea of 2018 World Cup boycott

Coaches from some of the world`s top teams have played down chances of a sporting boycott of Vladimir Putin`s showpiece 2018 football World Cup as a penalty for stoking the crisis in Ukraine.

Fabio Capello wants more from Russian players
Fabio Capello wants more from Russian players

Fabio Capello has said he is happy with Russia`s start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign but that his side needed to improve if they want to reach the final stages in France.

If Russia lose belief in me, I will quit: Fabio Capello

Fabio Capello would quit as head coach of Russia if his employers and the squad lost belief in him, he told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday.

Brazil`s Wanderson awaits Russia call

Brazilian forward Francisco Wanderson, who plays for Russian top flight side FC Krasnodar, said Tuesday he was ready to play for Russia in the future.

Following exit, Russia now has 2018 in sights

Russia has at least one thing going for it after failing to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup following a 1-1 draw with Algeria.

Slimani sends Algeria through at Russia`s expense

Islam Slimani headed an ecstatic Algeria into the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time with a 1-1 draw against Russia on Thursday that dumped Fabio Capello`s team out of the tournament.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Algeria vs Russia – Preview

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.

Capello still believes in Russian chances in World Cup

Fabio Capello insisted Sunday that he believes his Russian charges will put a last-gasp loss to Belgium behind them and reach the second round of the World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Belgium vs Russia - Preview

Having come from behind to beat Algeria in their opening game, Belgium can reach the World Cup knockout phase by beating Russia at Rio de Janeiro`s fabled Maracana.

Capello keeps faith with blunder goalkeeper

Russia`s coach Fabio Capello insisted he would stick with goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev to play Belgium on Sunday despite his costly blunder against South Korea.

Capello backs contrite Russian keeper Akinfeev

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.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Russia, South Korea share the spoils

Alexander Kerzhakov rescued Russia in their first World Cup finals match since 2002 scoring two minutes after coming on as a substitute to salvage a 1-1 draw against South Korea in Group H on Tuesday.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Russia 1-1 South Korea - As it happened...

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.

FIFA WC: Capello bans Russians from tweeting

Coach Fabio Capello known for his disciplinarian attitude has imposed a social media black out on his Russian squad at the World Cup.

Football WC: South Korea vs Russia - Preview

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.

Goalline technology four years too late for Capello

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.

England paid price for goalline technology: Capello

Russia manager Fabio Capello on Monday harked back to his former incarnation as England boss and Frank Lampard`s controversial disallowed goal against Germany at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Twitter ``can be a nuisance`` for Russia coach Capello

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.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Russia vs South Korea - Preview

Out-of-sorts South Korea face a Russia side desperate to prove a point in Cuiaba tomorrow.