Russia to reduce foreigners to boost national sides
Russia to reduce foreigners to boost national sides

Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko announced Wednesday that Russia will gradually reduce the number of foreign players, the prevalence of which in the country`s sports clubs has been seen as harming the performance of national teams.

Russia says rejects FIFA plea to cut World Cup venues

Russia has rejected a FIFA recommendation to cut the number of host cities for the 2018 World Cup from 11 to nine and stadiums from 12 to 10, according to Russia sports minister Vitaly Mutko.

Russian sports minister praises Capello for national team`s success

Italian coach Fabio Capello has played a key role in the success of Russia`s national football team, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said.

Russia needs World Cup more than rivals - Mutko

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko believes his country needs the 2018 World Cup more than any of its rivals to become a real football country.

Russia needs World Cup more than rivals - Mutko

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko believes his country needs the 2018 World Cup more than any of its rivals to become a real football country.