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CSKA Moscow star Roman Eremenko faces 2-year ban following positive cocaine test

CSKA Moscow star Roman Eremenko faces 2-year ban following positive cocaine test

Eremenko was originally banned for 30 days in October, although no reason was given for the suspension at that time.

Brazil's Hulk pulls out of World Cup draw

Brazil's Hulk pulls out of World Cup draw

Zenit St Petersburg`s Brazilian striker Hulk has pulled out of Saturday`s World Cup qualifying draw, only days after complaining of "gross and ugly" racism in Russian football.

Russia's Rostov has an eye on Ukraine as World Cup nears

Russia's Rostov has an eye on Ukraine as World Cup nears

The southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don has more than just a passing interest in peace breaking out in Ukraine as it prepares to host matches in the 2018 World Cup soccer finals.

Russian fans start fund-raising to sack Fabio Capello

Russian fans start fund-raising to sack Fabio Capello

A group of Russian football lovers has started a fund-rising campaign aimed at collecting the sum of 21.4 million euros ($24.2 million) needed to buy the national squad manager Fabio Capello out of his contract.

Outcry over rise of Russian footballer with Putin pal dad

Outcry over rise of Russian footballer with Putin pal dad

The unexpected rise of a little-known defender with a very influential father has embroiled one of Russia`s top clubs in a high-profile dressing room spat over alleged nepotism.

Spartak keeper Dikan out for a month

Russian football club Spartak Moscow`s goalkeeper Andriy Dikan will be out of action for at least a month after suffering a shoulder injury.

Russian club Kuban sign Ajax`s Ozbiliz

Russian football side FC Kuban has signed Ajax midfielder Aras Ozbiliz on a four-year deal, the Russian Premier League side said Thursday.

Euro 2012: UEFA open disciplinary proceedings against Russia

UEFA have confirmed they have begun disciplinary proceedings against the Football Union of Russia after disturbances in their opening Euro 2012 fixture.

Russian airline to send soccer fans free to Euro 2012

Russia's flagship Aeroflot airline and the Russian Football Union signed an agreement to send Russian soccer fans to Euro 2012 free of charge in June.