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Comeback kings Loko carry league form into Europe – Russian football roundup

A total of four Russian Premier League teams began their UEFA Europa League campaigns this week, with mixed results from their first-leg matches in the competition’s Round of 32 knockout phase. Spartak Moscow welcomed Athletic Bilbao to the Russian capital, while cross-town rivals Lokomotiv and CSKA faced away trips to OGC Nice and Red Star Belgrade respectively. Zenit also ventured ...

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Hilarious VAR gaffe as giant flag blocks replay view in Portuguese league (VIDEO)

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system produced a hilarious gaffe on Tuesday, when an offside goal in a Portuguese Primeira Liga match between Boavista and Aves could not be disallowed due to a giant flag blocking the camera. Boavista were thrashed 3-0 away to bottom side Desportivo Aves, with goals from Paulo Machado, Alexandre Guedes and Vitor Gomes, but one ...

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‘If Mourinho stays, Man United will be Premier League champions’ – Russia legend Alenichev

Former Russia and Spartak Moscow legend Dmitri Alenichev dusted off his boots to take part in the 10th annual Legends Cup six-a-side tournament over the weekend, captaining Russia against teams from around Europe. Alenichev led his country’s veterans at the Malaya Sportivnaya Arena (Small Sports Arena), just a stone’s throw from Luzhniki Stadium, against teams from Italy, France, Portugal, Germany, ...

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Melting the ice: Russian Women’s Hockey League releases calendar (PHOTOS)

The Russian Women’s Hockey League (WHL) has issued a new calendar titled ‘Melting the ice’, featuring 12 professional female players representing seven different teams from all over Russia. The WHL’s most active and successful players posed for the calendar snaps, which were taken by prominent Russian photographer Pyotr Titarenko, who works for L’uomo Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle Russia and other ...

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Lebanon urges Arab League to sanction US over Jerusalem decision

Published time: 9 Dec, 2017 21:47 Edited time: 9 Dec, 2017 21:59 Arab League nations should pressure the US to reverse its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Lebanon’s foreign minister told a gathering in Cairo, which condemned the move as “dangerous and unacceptable.” “Pre-emptive measures (must be) taken against the decision, beginning with diplomatic measures, then ...

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‘With the mask or without?’ – Coach keeps Champions League bet, wears Zorro costume to presser

Paulo Fonseca, manager of the Ukrainian team Shakhtar Donetsk, surprised reporters in a post-match Champions League press conference on Wednesday – by wearing a full Zorro mask and costume. The Portuguese coach promised to wear the outfit of the swashbuckling Spanish hero should his side advance to the last-16 stage of Europe’s premier club football tournament. The ‘Hirnyky’ eventually prevailed ...

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US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital will destroy peace process – Palestine & Arab League

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 01:17 Edited time: 3 Dec, 2017 01:17 The Palestinian Authority and the Arab League have warned the US against recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli capital, saying it would increase instability and put an end to the peace process. Armed group Hamas threatened more violence in the city. “The world will pay the price” for any change ...

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Russian Premier League game set to go ahead despite -20C forecast

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 16:55 Edited time: 17 Nov, 2017 16:56 Forecasted temperatures of as low as -20C (-4F) will not be enough to stop Saturday’s Russian Premier League game between SKA Khabarovsk and CSKA Moscow from going ahead, according to reports. The two teams will take to the pitch at 12:00 local time in Khabarovsk in the Far ...

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Ukraine police detain 52 football fans for clashes ahead of Champions League game

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 15:02 Police in the Ukrainian city of Kharkov detained 52 people after clashes between fans of Shakhtar Donetsk and visiting Dutch team Feyenoord ahead of the teams’ Champions League encounter on Wednesday. According to local media, a group of around 25 fans stormed a pub in the city where Dutch fans had gathered on Tuesday. ...

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Ruthless Russian football: ‘Sole spectator’ braves snowstorm in youth league match (VIDEO)

Published time: 29 Oct, 2017 10:45 A sudden snowstorm turned an otherwise normal Russian football youth league match into a spectacle worthy of every stereotype about the country. The initially green field was covered in snow in a matter of minutes. The extreme weather episode happened on Saturday during a match hosted by Amkar Perm, with visiting FC Ural Yekaterinburg. ...

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