Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev is set to miss the rest of the World Cup after suffering a hamstring injury in their opening 5-0 win.
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Russia are approaching the World Cup in the wake of some shambolic preparations. There are, however, four players that will give the hosts hope.
CSKA Moscow have been hit by three UEFA charges following their Europa League quarter-final against Arsenal on Thursday.
Arsenal were made to sweat by CSKA Moscow despite a 4-1 first-leg lead but held on to reach the Europa League semis and keep their UCL hopes alive.
Arsenal survived a nervy second leg against CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarterfinals to advance 6-3 on aggregate after drawing 2-2.
With Britain and Russian relations at a low ebb, the visiting fans made themselves heard at Arsenal but the final score gave them little to cheer.
Aaron Ramsey was again Arsenal's brightest star as the Gunners swept aside CSKA Moscow to put one foot in the Europa League semifinals.
Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette both scored twice as Arsenal opened their Europa League quarterfinal tie with a 4-1 home win over CSKA Moscow.
French police have arrested four hooligans allegedly involved in trouble ahead of Lyon's UEFA Europa League tie with CSKA Moscow three weeks ago.
Arsene Wenger's sides are often accused of being soft, whereas CSKA Moscow's Pontus Wernbloom is tough as nails -- as Arsenal will find out.
Arsenal have reminded fans to keep the current political situation between the U.K. and Russia in mind if they travel to the game vs. CSKA Moscow.
Gunners looking to win the Europa League for the first time and seal a place in next season's Champions League.
Russian clubs have traditionally struggled in Europe. Not this season, as three still stand in the round of 16 of the Europa League.
Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa has rejoined CSKA Moscow on a six-month loan deal from Leicester City.
Leicester forward Ahmed Musa has returned to former club CSKA Moscow on loan until the end of the season.
They fell behind just before half-time but two goals in as many minutes after the break saw Jose Mourinho's men secure a UCL last-16 place.
Manchester United secured top spot in Group A of the Champions League, but had to come from behind to beat CSKA Moscow 2-1.
Jose Mourinho missed out on Brazilian defender Mario Fernandes during his time at Real. Now playing for Russia, Fernandes faces Man United with CSKA.
CSKA Moscow coach Viktor Goncharenko believes his side's bad luck will be Manchester City's gain as he prepares to face Paul Pogba at Old Trafford.
Paul Pogba will start against CSKA Moscow despite his red card against Arsenal, while David De Gea and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be rested.
Igor Akinfeev kept his first Champions League clean sheet in more than 11 years as CSKA Moscow beat Benfica 2-0 on Wednesday.
CSKA Moscow moved closer to a spot in the Champions League round of 16 with a 2-0 win over Benfica on Wednesday.
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