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Lokomotiv Moscow win Russian Cup

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European league champions and European qualification 2016-17

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid winning their 33rd La Liga title was the best day of his professional career.

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

Champions League: Chelsea (champions), Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City; Manchester United (as Europa League winners, also EFL Cup winners)
Champions League final qualifying round: Liverpool
Europa League group stage: Arsenal (FA Cup winners)
Europa League third qualifying round: Everton
Relegated: Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Hull City

Russian club Terek Grozny to be renamed after Akhmat Kadyrov

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov stands before a photo of his father, for whom Terek Grozny will be renamed.

Russian Premier League club Terek Grozny in formerly war-torn Chechnya is to be renamed after the regional leader's dead father.

Terek Grozny CEO Akhmed Aidamirov said on Tuesday that the club, which have previously won the Russian Cup, will be renamed Akhmat Grozny after Akhmat Kadyrov, the father of current regional leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

"There was a multitude of requests from fans," Aidamirov said, according to state news agency Tass. "We will try to be worthy of this name."

The name change...

 By Ben Gladwell

Roberto Mancini appointed as new Zenit St Petersburg coach

Roberto Mancini
Roberto Mancini has been out of work since being sacked by Inter Milan.

Roberto Mancini has been appointed as the new coach of Zenit St Petersburg, days after the club parted company with Mircea Lucescu.

Former Manchester City manager Mancini -- out of work since being sacked by Inter Milan just before the start of the season -- becomes Zenit's second Italian coach after Luciano Spalletti, who won two Russian titles.

In a statement on their official website, Zenit said Mancini had agreed a three-year contract with the option to extend by a further two years

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Russian fans face 11,000-mile league trip after SKA-Khabarovsk go up

Roman Eremenko
CSKA Moscow supporters face a marathon to watch their playrs at SKA-Khabarovsk.

Fans of Russian Premier League clubs face a round journey of up to 11,000 miles after SKA-Khabarovsk were promoted to the top flight for the first time.

The club -- located around 15 miles from the Chinese border -- secured a place in the top division with victory over Orenburg in a promotion-relegation playoff.

Zenit sack Mircea Lucescu after second straight UCL failure

Mircea Lucescu couldn't get Zenit into the Champions League over his two seasons.

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

A brief club statement thanked the Romanian for his year in charge and said the board decided on "early termination" of his contract, without specifying why.