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World Cup 2014: parting shots from angry players and coaches
3 weeks ago
Gregg Bakowski: From Fabio Capello to Kevin-Prince Boateng and Miguel Herrera, departing players and coaches aren’t going quietly
Fabio Capello branded a ‘thief’ after Russia’s early World Cup exit
3 weeks ago
The controversial MP Vladimir Zhirinovsky has called for Fabio Capello to face a parliamentary inquest after his side fell at the group stage
Russian media say World Cup exit is ‘100% Fabio Capello’s fault’
3 weeks ago
Shaun Walker: The knives are out for Russia’s well-remunerated coach after failure in Brazil – although some believe problems run deeper
World Cup 2014 talking points: Ghana shame Africa but Algeria restore pride
3 weeks ago
Guardian writers: Ghana’s shambles is so predictable, Algeria primed for revenge on Germany and what has happened to the Asian teams in Brazil?
Vahid Halilhodzic lauds his Algeria side’s ‘heroic’ draw with Russia
4 weeks ago
Algeria’s manager Vahid Halilhodzic called his team ‘heroic’ after they drew with Russia to secure qualification from a World Cup group stage for the first time in their history
Fabio Capello blames laser beam for Russia’s elimination by Algeria
4 weeks ago
Russia’s coach has said a green light from a laser beam was aimed at his goalkeeper and helped his team crash out in the World Cup after a 1-1 draw with Algeria
Algeria through but Russia’s Akinfeev distracted by laser for Slimani goal
4 weeks ago
Algeria reached the last 16 but a laser pen was shone at the Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev when Islam Slimani scored the goal that secured a 1-1 draw
Algeria v Russia: World Cup 2014 – as it happened
4 weeks ago
MBM report: Algeria deservedly make it out of the group stages at last, 32 years after West Germany and Austria denied them in Gijón at España 82. Scott Murray was watching
World Cup 2014: Luis Suárez banned for four months over 'bite' – as it happened
4 weeks ago
Rolling report: Another feverish day in Brazil sees the Ghana squad implode, Luis Suárez banned and floods hit Recife
World Cup 2014 talking points: Fabio Capello falters again but USA impress
1 month ago
Guardian writers: The Italian coach just can’t seem to get it right on the biggest stage, while Algeria fly the African flag in style against South Korea
World Cup 2014: Fabio Capello has his work cut out to make Russia sparkle
1 month ago
Amy Lawrence: The coach must follow the lead of Belgium’s Eden Hazard and Divock Origi if he is to fire up hosts at the 2018 tournament
Belgium through after Divock Origi sees off Russia with late goal
1 month ago
The substitute Divock Origi struck in the 88th minute as Belgium beat Russia 1-0 at the Maracanã to reach the last 16
Belgium v Russia - World Cup 2014 as it happened
1 month ago
Minute-by-minute report: Belgium are through to the second round after Eden Hazard inspired them to a 1-0 win over Russia, with youngster Dicok Origi scoring the only goal
World Cup 2014: a ground-hopper’s day-by-day diary
1 month ago
Brazil in brief, with star-spotting in Brasília, matches in a taxi, fans filled with joy and flying with downcast Aussies
World Cup 2014: Russia unhappy with performance under Fabio Capello
1 month ago
A poor start in Brazil has disappointed fans in Russia and many blame Fabio Capello, who needs to start winning in the relatively easy Group H
Aleksandr Kerzhakov rescues point for Russia against South Korea
1 month ago
The Russian forward’s opportunistic strike spared Igor Akinfeev’s blushes after the goalkeeper’s error had allowed Lee Keun-ho to put South Korea ahead
Russia v South Korea: World Cup 2014 – as it happened
1 month ago
Minute-by-minute report: Alexander Kerzhakov rescues a draw for Russia after Igor Akinfeev's shocking error hands South Korea the lead in a largely lifeless affair
Fabio Capello: World Cup owes England for goalline technology
1 month ago
Fabio Capello believes the World Cup owes England a debt of gratitude for the gift of goalline technology and says only Fifa had to change, not himself, after his team’s dismal exit from the 2010 finals
Fabio Capello’s chastening England experience finds echo with Russia
1 month ago
Andy Hunter: Fabio Capello’s disciplinarian streak is in evidence again but there are hints he has learned from harsh lessons of 2010
Every 2014 World Cup national anthem reviewed by a pop star!
1 month ago
They’ve had 25 No1 singles (more than Elvis) and 19 No1 albums (more than The Beatles), had their first hit in 1967 and their latest this year … they’re the Guardian’s World Cup national anthem review panel!

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The Guardian - 2 weeks ago
Alexander Kokorin, right, in the type of boots which Alexander Shumsky says are an Russia's Alexander Kokorin, right, in the type of boots which Alexander Shumsky believes are a 'homosexual abomination'. Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty ...
The Guardian - 1 week ago
Russia has a bad record when it comes to combating racism in football, but Sorokin said they would do everything to ensure a trouble-free competition. “We already have programmes in the Russian Football Union and the LOC to offset this threat,” he added.
The Guardian - 4 weeks ago
Russia were knocked out of Group H after a 1-1 draw and the Italian complained that in the buildup to the vital goal, scored by Islam Slimani on 60 minutes, the goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev had been blinded by a laser pen directed at him by someone in the ...
The Moscow Times - 1 week ago
After crashing out of the World Cup without a win, Russia's national football team has fallen to 23rd in the FIFA world rankings published on Thursday, its lowest ranking in four years. Russia, which held 19th place before the World Cup, tied South ...
The Moscow Times - 2 weeks ago
Russia could have faced off against Germany in the last 16 of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil if it had made it through the group stage. That did not happen, as the Russian side, which will be the host nation at the 2018 World Cup, lost to Belgium ...
Pakistan Observer - 2 days ago
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Moscow—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. Russia manager Fabio Capello has called on the national football ...
Channel News Asia - 1 week ago
Earlier this year Capello complained that he had a very limited choice of footballers for Russia's national side. The 68-year-old former England manager called on Russia Football Union chiefs to consider selecting foreign players who express ...
The Guardian - 4 weeks ago
The coach refused to be drawn on whether Ramadan would effect his team, insisting “let's talk about football; I am not here to talk about Islam or anything like that”. He was also not keen to talk about Fabio Capello's complaints that the Russian ...
Football Espana - 2 weeks ago
Maybe in four years in Russia. “Maybe in Russia we will have more luck and more experience. This is one of the youngest teams at the World Cup.” Think you know your Spanish football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in ...
Football Italia - 3 weeks ago
The President of the Russian Football Federation says Coach Fabio Capello will remain in his post despite a poor World Cup. The Italian tactician presided over a Group Stage exit from the tournament in Brazil, where the team failed to win any of their ...

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