Sardar Azmoun has said he made the right decision to stay at Russian club FC Rostov despite interest from clubs including Liverpool during the January window.
In November, sources told ESPN FC that Liverpool were among a host of clubs monitoring the situation of the Iran international forward.
A source close to the player said Azmoun would have been keen on a move to Liverpool depending on the role earmarked for him.
At the time, the Anfield club were short of options in the final third amid injuries...
The Russian Football Premier League (RFPL) has banned Rostov from playing on the pitch at their Olimp-2 stadium until the state of the surface improves.
Mourinho said UEFA had dismissed his complaints that the pitch was dangerous, but the RFPL committee that oversees pitches in the league has since deemed the surface to be unacceptable.
The RFPL said in a statement...
Russia defender Vasily Berezutsky retired from international football on Friday, one year before his country hosts the World Cup.
Berezutsky, 35, played 101 games for his country after making his debut in 2003, and hopes international retirement will prolong his club career with CSKA Moscow.
Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov has experimented with various defenders in recent friendlies, with largely unimpressive results, including a loss to Qatar.
"Taking into account my age and most importantly,...
FIFA is still waiting for details on players implicated in an investigation of doping in Russian soccer, secretary general Fatma Samoura has said.
WADA investigator Richard McLaren published hundreds of pages of documents in December alleging widespread drug use and cover-ups in Russian sports. Some cases appear to involve Russia's under-17 and under-21 national teams.
"We are waiting for proof and also names of football players concerned," Samoura said during a visit to Russia, adding that FIFA...