Russian Premier League
MOSCOW -- UEFA is prepared to soften its Financial Fair Play rules for Russian and Ukrainian clubs that are being battered by their countries' economic problems.
The FFP rules were introduced for the 2011-12 season to discourage clubs from taking large losses, with so-called "financially doped" teams potentially being banned from European competitions like the Champions League.
With the Russian and Ukrainian currencies having dropped sharply in value over the last year and the two countries set for...
MOSCOW -- Torpedo Moscow will play two home games behind closed doors as punishment for its fans racially abusing Zenit St. Petersburg striker Hulk.
The Brazilian was taunted with monkey chants during Zenit's 1-1 draw with Torpedo on Sunday.
The Russian Football Union disciplinary commission ruled Hulk was targeted due to his "ethnicity and skin color," and handed Torpedo its third racism-related sanction of the season.
"Due to the offensive racial behaviour of the Torpedo fans towards Hulk we have...
Zenit St Petersburg manager Andre Villas-Boas has branded Torpedo Moscow fans a "disgrace'' after striker Hulk was allegedly subjected to racist taunts in their 1-1 draw away at the Saturn Stadium.
Sections of the Torpedo support allegedly directed monkey noises towards the Brazilian, who opened the scoring for the Russian Premier League leaders in the 35th minute.
It is the latest racism incident to blight Russian football and Villas-Boas was furious.
He told his club's official website: "It's...