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Portugal to face Russia in football friendly on November 13

The Russian Football Union has announced that the country will face Portugal in a friendly match on November 13 in London.

Oct 27, 2015, 16:36 PM IST

Russia in disarray ahead of World Cup draw

The 2018 World Cup qualifying draw takes place in Saint Petersburg on Saturday with the national game of hosts Russia in total disarray.

Jul 24, 2015, 09:59 AM IST

Russian authorities fail to understand racism, says UN official

Russian soccer authorities need to do more to combat racism and have so far failed to fully grasp what it means, a United Nations official said on Thursday.

Jul 23, 2015, 18:06 PM IST

FIFA to seek details of Emmanuel Frimpong racist incident from Russian FA

FIFA will ask the Russian Football Union (RFU) to provide details of the racist incident that marred Friday`s match between Spartak Moscow and Ufa, soccer`s world governing body said.

Jul 18, 2015, 19:16 PM IST

Russia dumps Fabio Capello as coach before World Cup finals

Moscow: The Russian Football Union (RFU) said on Tuesday it had ended its contract with national team coach Fabio Capello, three years before the country hosts the 2018 World Cup finals.

Jul 14, 2015, 15:44 PM IST

Sepp Blatter to attend World Cup draw in Russia on July 25

FIFA president Sepp Blatter will attend the 2018 World Cup qualifying draw in St Petersburg on July 25, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Tuesday.

Jun 23, 2015, 23:15 PM IST

Russian football chief Nikolai Tolstykh forced to step down

 Russian football chief Nikolai Tolstykh`s 23 year reign came to an end on Sunday as he was forced to step down after losing a vote of confidence on Sunday.

May 31, 2015, 20:40 PM IST

FIFA arrests will not affect 2018 World Cup: Russian soccer official

The arrests of officials from soccer world governing body FIFA will not affect Russia`s hosting of the 2018 World Cup, an official at the Russian Football Union told Reuters on Wednesday.

May 27, 2015, 17:06 PM IST

Russia launch protest following Montenegro match

The Russian Football Union has launched a protest against the decision by UEFA officials to continue the Euro 2016 qualifier against Montenegro despite goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev being hit by a flare in the first minute of the match.

Mar 28, 2015, 14:24 PM IST

Russian official dismisses 2018 World Cup boycott suggestion

Russia will stage the 2018 soccer World Cup and will host it well, the Russian Football Union`s honorary president told Reuters on Monday, dismissing calls by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for his country`s allies to boycott the event.

Mar 16, 2015, 22:52 PM IST

Fabio Capello position under threat, says Russian football chief

Russian Football Union (RFU) chief Nikolai Tolstykh has admitted that national coach Fabio Capello would be highly unlikely to continue in the job if his team failed to qualify for Euro 2016, local

Feb 16, 2015, 18:25 PM IST

Crimean clubs expelled from Russian League

Russia`s Football Union on Friday expelled three Crimean clubs from the country`s league`s third division in adherence to a ruling from European football`s governing body UEFA.

Jan 23, 2015, 21:52 PM IST

Ukraine calls on FIFA, UEFA to impose sanctions on Russia

The Ukrainian football federation (FFU) has appealed to FIFA and UEFA to impose the highest possible sanctions on the Russian Football Union (RFU) over what it describes as gross violation of football regulations.

Sep 18, 2014, 23:40 PM IST

UEFA will not recognise results of Crimean clubs in Russia

European football`s governing body UEFA on Friday said that it would not recognise the results of any matches played by clubs from Crimea in competitions organised by the Russian Football Union (RFU).

Aug 22, 2014, 23:53 PM IST

Ukraine wants Russia punished for admitting Crimean clubs

Ukrainian Football Federation boss Anatoly Konkov has called upon the world and European football ruling bodies to punish the Russian Football Union for admitting clubs from Crimea, which Russia annexed.

Aug 13, 2014, 15:21 PM IST

Ivanov to replace Rosetti as Russian referees`s chief

The Russian Football Union (RFU) has hired former FIFA official Valentin Ivanov to replace Italian Roberto Rosetti as head of the domestic referees` department, the RFU president said on Monday.

Dec 30, 2013, 21:18 PM IST

Bad boy Shirokov wins second successive Russian award

Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Roman Shirokov was named Russia`s Footballer of the Year for a second successive time on Thursday.

Dec 26, 2013, 18:10 PM IST

Capello vows to take Russia to 2014 World Cup quarters

Russia`s football coach Fabio Capello said that his team has a chance to reach the quarterfinal stage at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Oct 18, 2013, 14:58 PM IST

Russia want Capello to stay for 2018 World Cup

Russian Football Union (RFU) chief Nikolai Tolstykh wants Fabio Capello to remain as national team coach for the 2018 World Cup on Russian soil.

Aug 02, 2013, 20:09 PM IST

Capello not to cancel contract as Russia coach

Russia`s national football team coach Fabio Capello is not going to cancel his contract as some media have suggested, the Russian Football Union (RFS) said.

Jun 20, 2013, 16:22 PM IST