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Moratti doubts Tevez deal - Inter start search for new striker as Eto'o nears Russian switch

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2011 by skysports.com183 hits

Tevez: Unlikely to join Inter as a replacement for the departing Eto'o Inter Milan appear resigned to losing Samuel Eto'o but president Massimo Moratti does not expect to be able to sign Carlos Tevez as a replacement. Eto'o is on the verge of a move to Anzhi Makhachkala after the ambitious Russian outfit made an offer that Moratti admits was too good to resist. Inter's decision to cash in on ...Full Story »

Eto'o edges closer to Anzhi deal - Three-time Champions League winner set for new test in Russia

Posted Thursday, August 18, 2011 by skysports.com84 hits

Eto'o: Set to complete a move to Anzhi that will make him the highest paid player in the world Russian club Anzhi have confirmed they are on the verge of signing Samuel Eto'o from Inter Milan. The 30-year-old will reportedly become the world's highest paid player if the transfer is concluded. Inter are expecting a transfer fee in the in the region of 20-30million euros for the Cameroon intern...Full Story »

Moratti: Russian offer for Eto'o can't be refused

Posted Wednesday, August 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport113 hits

MILAN (AP)—Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti is hoping to sell standout striker Samuel Eto’o to Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala because the offer is just too good to turn down, and it coincides with new financial fair play standards being introduced by UEFA. Anzhi is reportedly prepared to pay Inter between ?20 and ?30 million ($29 and $43 million) for the 30-year-old Eto’o...Full Story »

Bayern Munich suffer rare home defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach

Posted Monday, August 08, 2011 by theguardian.com135 hits

• Jupp Heynckes makes a losing return as coach• Win is Mönchengladbach's second at Bayern Bayern Munich's Thomas Müller, right, has his celebrations cut short after this goal against Borussia Mönchengladbach was disallowed. Bayern Munich slumped to a shock home defeat by Borussia Mönchengladbach in their opening Bundesliga match on Sunday following a blunder by...Full Story »

Russia club Anzhi sign Zhirkov

Posted Sunday, August 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport63 hits

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian Premier League outfit Anzhi Makhachkala completed the signing of left winger Yuri Zhirkov from English Premier League giants Chelsea on a four-year deal, the club announced Sunday. No financial details were disclosed but media reports said Anzhi payed Chelsea 13.2 million pounds for Zhirkov, who, rumours say, will receive a 5.5 million euro annual salary—making him ...Full Story »

Putin warned over match-fixing in Russia

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport95 hits

MOSCOW (AFP) - Match-fixing is a problem in Russian football and the law must be urgently tightened ahead of the 2018 World Cup, a top official said in an open letter to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Thursday. Sergei Stepashin, the powerful head of the national audit office, said Russia had to follow the lead of Turkey in drawing up tough anti-match fixing laws which were this month used to arr...Full Story »

Russia 2018 WCup organizer vows to fight racism

Posted Friday, June 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport51 hits

MOSCOW (AP)—Russia will launch a campaign against racism in football to try to curb incidents such as the banana thrown at Roberto Carlos in a game this week. Racism has become entrenched in some of the country’s fan clubs, which are heavily laden with ultranationalists. Roberto Carlos, who plays for Anzhi Makhachkala, walked off the field in protest during Wednesday’s leag...Full Story »

Russian title contenders Lokomotiv Moscow sack coach

Posted Tuesday, June 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport192 hits

 Lokomotiv Moscow have fired coach Yuri Krasnozhan despite the railway side being among the Russian Premier League title contenders. “The contract of Yuri Krasnozhan is terminated with immediate effect because of negligence in his job,” Lokomotiv said in a statement on their website  without giving further details. Krasnozhan was sacked following an executive board meetin...Full Story »

Pavlyuchenko hat-trick settles Russia's nerves

Posted Sunday, June 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport68 hits

* Pavlyuchenko scores hat-trick after criticising coach * Russia looked nervous despite winning, says Advocaat ST PETERSBURG, June 4 (Reuters) - Roman Pavlyuchenko struck a hat-trick to give Russia a 3-1 comeback win over Armenia on Saturday, keeping them in the hunt for a Euro 2012 qualifying place from a tight Group B. Russia, who went into the game level on points with Ireland and Slovaki...Full Story »

Borussia Moenchengladbach remains in Bundesliga

Posted Thursday, May 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport258 hits

BOCHUM, Germany (AP)—Borussia Moenchengladbach secured another season in the Bundesliga by coming from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at Bochum in the relegation playoff on Wednesday. Marco Reus scored in the 72nd minute to cancel out an own goal from Borussia defender Havard Nordtveit in the 24th. Moenchengladbach won the home leg of the two-match series 1-0 last week and clinched the series...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund crowned German champions

Posted Sunday, May 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport269 hits

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) - Borussia Dortmund were crowned Bundesliga champions on Saturday with a 2-0 win at home against Nuremberg to land their first German league title since 2002. After last week's shock defeat at relegation-threatened Borussia Moenchengladbach, the hosts saw off Nuremberg to claim their seventh German title and a place in next season's Champions League. The victory at a sold...Full Story »

Putin demands strong Russian team for 2018

Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday set the country's sports ministry and Russian Football Union (RFU) the task of preparing a strong team for the 2018 World Cup. "We should prepare a strong national team for the 2018 World Cup," Putin said at a meeting of 2018 World Cup organising board. "We all understand that this task could not be solved in one or just two yea...Full Story »

Small Russia club eye Ronaldo comeback

Posted Saturday, February 26, 2011 by Asianage.com272 hits

Moscow: Terek Grozny, the small but ambitious side from Russia's war-torn Chechnya, are set to offer Brazil great Ronaldo $8 million to reverse his retirement, a Moscow daily reported on Friday. The news comes just a week after another club from Russia's volatile south, Anzhi Makhachkala, signed the veteran Brazilian defender Roberto Carlos on a two-year contract worth a reported $2 million. ...Full Story »

World Cup 2018: Victory is the only word on joyous Russia's lips

Posted Friday, December 03, 2010 by theguardian.com204 hits

Russian soccer fans celebrate winningt the right to host the 2018 World Cup during CSKA Moscow's Europa League match against Lausanne. Muscovites reacted joyously tonight to the news that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup. As temperatures outside dipped below -20C, many thousands of viewers were glued to the announcement from Zurich, shown live on Russia's national sports channel, Rossiya 2. ...Full Story »

Borussia Dortmund Vs Karpaty Lviv preview

Posted Thursday, December 02, 2010 by WOSB.com182 hits

The Europa League football match between Borussia Dortmund and Karpaty Lviv kicks off on 02 December 2010. Borussia Dortmund has played 7 German 1 Bundesliga matches this season on Signal Iduna Park. On home ground Borussia Dortmund has won 5, drawn 1 and lost 1 matches. This ranks the Schwarzgelben (The Black and Gold) 1st in home team performance in the German 1 Bundesliga. Karpaty Lviv has ...Full Story »

Bubbly Borussia Dortmund pass the 'Pepsi test' with relative ease

Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2010 by theguardian.com206 hits

Jürgen Klopp's second return to Mainz saw him leave with three points after a high-powered pressing game between two uber youthful sides Borussia Dortmund's players celebrate in front of their fans after the 2-0 win at Mainz 05 which returned them to the top of the league. It was the youngest ever Dortmund team to play a Bundesliga match, at a fraction over 23.  It was the most impro...Full Story »

England to withdraw Russia complaint after apology

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

LONDON (AP)—England’s 2018 World Cup bid team is to withdraw its complaint to FIFA about Russia’s campaign after its rival apologized for criticizing London. England filed an official complaint with world football’s governing body about reported comments by Russian bid leader Alexey Sorokin that London has a high crime rate and a youth drinking problem. As tensions ro...Full Story »

FIFA studies England's demand for Russian apology

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport81 hits

ZURICH (AP)—England's complaint that 2018 World Cup bid rival Russia broke competition rules by criticizing London was being studied by FIFA on Wednesday, as Moscow’s most senior football official branded the move “absolutely primitive.” FIFA said in a statement that the dispute is “currently pending” and it had contacted both countries’ bid committee...Full Story »

Russia denounces England's complaint over 2018 bid

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport52 hits

MOSCOW (AP)—A spat between Russian and English soccer officials over their rival bids for hosting the 2018 World Cup has escalated with the Russian Football Union’s honorary president denouncing an English complaint as “absolutely primitive.” Vyacheslav Koloskov told Russian website championat.ru on Wednesday that a complaint by England's bid team to FIFA about comments ...Full Story »

Bundesliga Comment: Borussia Dortmund Eager To Dent Bayern Munich's Title Ambitions

Posted Saturday, October 02, 2010 by YAHOO Sport123 hits

Reigning German champions Bayern Munich lock horns with Borussia Dortmund on Sunday in what could prove to be crucial match in the race for the 2010-11 Bundesliga title. FC Hollywood have made a disappointing start to the season and have collected only eight points from their opening six matches. Dortmund on the other hand have been in impressive form this season and sit second in the table at ...Full Story »

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