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Facility Problems – Promotion Hangover for Orenburg and Tom Tomsk

Facility Problems – Promotion Hangover for Orenburg and Tom Tomsk

This season the Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) will see three teams promoted from the Football National League (FNL). Whereas first placed Gaz ...
Mircea Lucescu – Rebuilding Zenit Saint Petersburg

Mircea Lucescu – Rebuilding Zenit Saint Petersburg

Manuel Veth -  Russia’s richest club Zenit Saint Petersburg is embarking on a new project next season. Just days after André Villas-Boas’ replacement ...
Introducing Shakhtar’s New Coach Paulo Fonseca

Introducing Shakhtar’s New Coach Paulo Fonseca

Manuel Veth - On Friday Shakhtar Donetsk’s president Sergey Palkin told Ukrainian media that the club had already found a replacement for the outgoin ...
Asmir Begović – Anything but an Afterthought

Asmir Begović – Anything but an Afterthought

It was at the tail end of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Bosnia and Herzegovina had lost the previous match at home to Slovakia, and was now losing 0- ...
Russia’s Euro 2016 Squad Reveals Shortcomings

Russia’s Euro 2016 Squad Reveals Shortcomings

Sathesh Alagappan - As Leonid Slutsky named his squad for Euro 2016, a familiar pattern emerged: the lack of foreign-based players. Of the 23-man squ ...
Shakhtar Owner Akhmetov “We Will Not Give Up!”

Shakhtar Owner Akhmetov “We Will Not Give Up!”

The departure of Mircea Lucescu to Zenit Saint Petersburg is the end of an era at Shakhtar Donetsk. Indeed three days after Shakhtar’s cup victory aga ...
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