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22hDale Johnson

European qualification, honours 2017-18

A comprehensive list of all the champions, European qualifiers and relegated teams across the major leagues.

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22dAssociated Press

Zenit appoints Semak to replace Mancini

Zenit St. Petersburg has named Sergei Semak as its new coach after Roberto Mancini left to take charge of Italy.

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39dPA Sport

Mancini to leave Zenit St Petersburg as coach

Roberto Mancini is to leave Zenit St Petersburg after the two parties mutually agreed to terminate the Italian coach's contract.

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43dMichael Yokhin

What went wrong at Zenit this season?

For the third season in a row the richest club in Russia, Zenit St Petersburg, won't take part in the Champions League. Here is why.

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65dESPN staff

Bear performing at Russian game 'inhumane'

Footage of a bear performing in front of fans before a match in Russia has been condemned as "shocking and inhumane" by animal welfare group PETA.

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81dAssociated Press

Russian fans forgo singing after fatal fire

Russian clubs played in near silence on Saturday as the country mourned 64 people killed in a shopping mall fire.

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97dAssociated Press

Kokorin latest Russian out for World Cup

Alexander Kokorin is likely to become the third player from Russia's national team to miss the World Cup in his home country through injury.

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142dPA Sport

Leicester's Musa joins CSKA on loan

Leicester forward Ahmed Musa has returned to former club CSKA Moscow on loan until the end of the season.

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148dAssociated Press

Spartak spokesman fined over 'chocolates' tweet

The head of Spartak Moscow's public relations department has been fined after a player posted a racially charged tweet to the club account.

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153dAssociated Press

Russia's Jikia tears ACL, World Cup in doubt

Russia defender Giorgi Jikia tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a club friendly on Thursday and could be ruled out of the World Cup.

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158dESPN staff

FIFA condemns offensive Spartak tweet

Russian side tweeted a video of black players training in the sun with the caption translating as: "See how the chocolates melt in the sun."

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159dESPN staff

Anti-racism body slams Spartak after tweet

Spartak Moscow have been condemned after an offensive social media message was posted on the club's official Twitter account.

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159dPA Sport

M'Vila back in France with St Etienne

Former Inter Milan and Sunderland midfielder Yann M'Vila has signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with Ligue 1 club St Etienne.

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163dESPN staff

Stoke sign Bauer from Rubin Kazan

Stoke City have signed Austria defender Moritz Bauer from Rubin Kazan for an undisclosed fee.

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217dMichael Yokhin

Idowu's journey from St Petersburg to Nigeria

Brian Idowu was born and raised in Russia, but represents Nigeria at international level. A World Cup on home soil will be special for the defender.

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248dArtur Petrosyan

Carrera learnt everything from Conte

After serving as Antonio Conte's assistant at Juventus and Italy, Massimo Carrera is forging himself a new career at Spartak Moscow and spoke to ESPN.

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252dChris Wright

Russian commentator walks out live on air

One Russian commentator was so angered by a series of poor refereeing decisions that he was left with no option but to hang up his mic live on air.

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260dAssociated 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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310dArtur 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.