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Brian Idowu's journey from St Petersburg to Nigeria may end at World Cup

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Brian Idowu, right, scored in Nigeria's 4-2 friendly win over Argentina on Tuesday.

"I am an African with a Russian heart," Nigeria's Brian Idowu said in 2011. The story of the Russia-born defender who made his debut for the Super Eagles on Tuesday against Argentina, and could play at the 2018 World Cup in the country of his birth, is unique.

Idowu acted as a translator at Nigeria's news conference ahead of the fixture in Krasnodar earlier this week because he speaks perfect Russian. The defender then proved his worth on the pitch as well, scoring just eight minutes after...

Spartak's Massimo Carrera: Everything I am is thanks to Antonio Conte

Massimo Carrera won the title at Spartak in his first year.

Massimo Carrera became manager of Spartak Moscow by chance. After serving as Antonio Conte's assistant at Juventus and Italy for five years, he was invited to the Moscow club to help out the defence. He accepted the challenge, but Spartak soon crashed out of the Europa League after losing to AEK Larnaca in the qualifiers and coach Dmitri Alenichev resigned. Only then, after the club failed to strike a deal with Kurban Berdyev, did president Leonid Fedun decide to give the Italian the chance.

It...

 By Chris Wright

Russian commentator walks out midway through match, live on air

One Russian commentator became so incensed by witnessing a succession of poor refereeing decisions that he was left with no option but to abandon his microphone live on air.

Covering the recent second-tier match between Tekstilshchik Ivanovo and Torpedo Vladimir, commentator Vladimir Nikolsky was initially irked when the referee refused to award a penalty for a blatant foul in the area.

With the score locked a 1-1, the Tekstilshchik goalkeeper brought down a Torpedo striker inside his 18-yard line...

Vladimir Putin takes shot at Zenit St. Petersburg over lack of Russians

Aleksandr Kokorin netted two goals to lift Zenit to a 3-1 victory over Real Sociedad in St. Petersburg.

MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin mocked top club Zenit St. Petersburg on Tuesday for not fielding enough Russian players.

With Russia hosting the World Cup next year, Putin told a meeting of sports officials that Zenit couldn't claim to be popularising football as a "truly Russian game" because it didn't give enough starts to Russian players.

When Zenit president Sergei Fursenko suggested more attractive styles of play could attract fans and make football "a real Russian game," Putin hit...

Violent clashes between fans, police mar start of season in Russia

Mark Ogden discusses the uncertainties surrounding stadiums such as Fisht Stadium in Sochi ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

A series of fan incidents, including clashes with police, have tarnished the start of the season in the Russian Premier League.

After the well-organised FIFA Confederations Cup went on without much trouble earlier this summer, the league season has seen fights between fans inside and outside football grounds, racial abuse and violent police action since the day it kicked off on July 15.

Even players have been the target over the past month. First, injured Spartak Moscow midfielder Roman Zobnin was...