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10-7-3, 2nd in Russian Premier League
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43dESPN staff

UEFA deals Zenit partial stadium ban

UEFA has punished Zenit St. Petersburg for fans honouring war criminal Ratko Mladic with an order to close part of its stadium in the Europa League.

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57dAssociated Press

Trio of clubs face racism charges from UEFA

Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg are facing a UEFA racism charge after their fans displayed a large banner with convicted war criminal Ratko Mladic.

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109dAssociated Press

Putin mocks Zenit over lack of Russians

Russian President Vladimir Putin has mocked top club Zenit St. Petersburg for not fielding enough Russian players.

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159dArtur Petrosyan

Fan violence mars start of season in Russia

A series of fan incidents, including clashes with police, have tarnished the start of the season in the Russian Premier League.

179dChris Wright

Russian farmer builds stadium out of straw

A Russian farmer has made a stadium out of straw to mock the spiralling cost of the 64,000-seat St Petersburg arena being built for the 2018 World Cup

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202dMichael Yokhin

Pitch a major issue in St. Petersburg

The Confederations Cup final will be played Sunday on a pitch with a major design flaw, and there are no easy solutions ahead of next summer.

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203dESPN staff

Roma's Paredes makes €23m Zenit move

Paredes, who began his career at Boca Juniors, had also been linked with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Serie A winners Juventus.

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233dBen Gladwell

Mancini hired as Zenit St Petersburg boss

Former Manchester City manager Mancini has been out of work since being sacked by Inter Milan just before the start of the season.

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237dAssociated Press

Zenit sack manager Lucescu for UCL failure

Zenit St. Petersburg have sacked coach Mircea Lucescu after the Russian team failed to qualify for the Champions League for the second straight year.

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247dChris Wright

Nico Lombaerts' cool leaving present

Nico Lombaerts is leaving Zenit to return to his native Belgium and after 10 years in Russia, his club gave him a rather cool leaving present.

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323dIan Holyman

Martinez backs Witsel for Belgium squad

"Time will tell, but I'm confident Axel will maintain his thirst for victory to remain an important player for Belgium," Martinez said.

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331dESPN staff

Europa: Tottenham exit, Roma advance

Athletic Bilbao crashed out of the Europa League in the round of 32 on Thursday with a 2-0 defeat at APOEL, falling 4-3 on aggregate.

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338dESPN staff

Europa: Zlatan lifts Man United; Spurs lose

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's hat trick gave Manchester United a 3-0 win against St Etienne in a Europa League round of 32 first-leg clash at Old Trafford.

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347dLiam Twomey

Players prefer Ancelotti to Mou - Ivanovic

Former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic says Jose Mourinho is still a special manager but most footballers would rather Carlo Ancelotti.

354dLiam Twomey

Ivanovic in Russia ahead of Zenit move

Branislav Ivanovic has landed in Russia as he prepares to complete a free transfer from Chelsea to Zenit St Petersburg.

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354dPeter O'Rourke

Ivanovic close to Zenit move - sources

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is to fly out to Spain to finalise his move to Zenit St Petersburg, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

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359dPeter O'Rourke

Zenit target Chelsea's Ivanovic - sources

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is a target for Zenit St Peter is a target for Zenit St Petersburg, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

RankingsRussian Premier League

Goal Difference181st
Goals Scored314th
Goals Conceded131st