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Zenit defeat Ural with brace from Hulk in Russian Premier League

YEKATERINBURG Russia - Brazilian striker Hulk scored twice to power reigning champion Zenit St. Petersburg to a 4-1 win over Ural Yekaterinburg in the Russian Premier League on Sunday. The win came two days after Hulk was abruptly replaced in his role at Saturday's 2018 World Cup preliminary draw due to what FIFA called ''club commitments.'' The Ural game had been scheduled weeks...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hulk scores twice for Zenit after missing World Cup draw

YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) Brazilian striker Hulk scored twice to power reigning champion Zenit St. Petersburg to a 4-1 win over Ural Yekaterinburg in the Russian Premier League on Sunday. The win came two days after Hulk was abruptly replaced in his role at Saturday's 2018 World Cup preliminary draw due to what FIFA called ''club commitments.'' The Ural game had been scheduled...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Capello leaves role as Russia coach after three years in charge

MOSCOW -- Fabio Capello left his post as Russia coach Tuesday after a poor run of form put the 2018 World Cup hosts in danger of failing to qualify for next year's European Championship. The Russian Football Union said it had reached an agreement with Capello ''to end the labor contract by mutual agreement.'' The organization did not disclose the financial terms of the settlement...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia coach Fabio Capello leaves after run of poor form

MOSCOW (AP) Fabio Capello left his post as Russia coach Tuesday after a poor run of form put the 2018 World Cup hosts in danger of failing to qualify for next year's European Championship. The Russian Football Union said it had reached an agreement with Capello ''to end the labor contract by mutual agreement.'' The organization did not disclose the financial terms of the settlement...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia coach Fabio Capello resigns after pay dispute

MOSCOW (AP) The Russian Football Union says national team coach Fabio Capello has resigned following a dispute over back pay. In a statement released Monday, the Russian Football Union did not disclose the financial terms of the settlement but expressed gratitude to Capello for his work. Russia, the host of the 2018 World Cup, has had a string of poor results, including a 1-0 loss...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabio Capello survives meeting of Russian football leadership

MOSCOW -- Fabio Capello survived a crucial meeting of the Russian Football Union's executive committee on Wednesday amid widespread speculation the national coach would be fired, but faces talks on his future. Capello's future with the 2018 World Cup host team has been in jeopardy after poor results, including a 1-0 loss to Austria this month that left Russia in danger of failing...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Capello survives meeting of Russian football leadership

MOSCOW (AP) Fabio Capello survived a crucial meeting of the Russian Football Union's executive committee on Wednesday amid widespread speculation the national coach would be fired, but faces talks on his future. Capello's future with the 2018 World Cup host team has been in jeopardy after poor results, including a 1-0 loss to Austria this month that left Russia in danger of failing...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Arsenal shareholder Usmanov pays wages of Russia coach Capello

Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has given the Russian Football Union (RFS) around $5.5million to pay salary arrears owed to national coach Fabio Capello. Former England manager Capello took over as Russia boss in July 2012 before his contract was subsequently extended through until after the 2018 World Cup, which Russia will host. "As a member of the Russia 2018 Local Organising...
Via Fox Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Russian minister insists money not in the way of firing coach Capello

MOSCOW -- Money will be no object if Russia decides to fire national football team coach Fabio Capello, despite reports he could be due up to $24 million in compensation, the country's sports minister says. Capello's job is on the line after the 2018 World Cup host nation won just two of its last 10 competitive matches, putting Russia in danger of failing to qualify for next year...
Via AP on Fox
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Russian minister: Money not in the way of firing Capello

MOSCOW (AP) Money will be no object if Russia decides to fire national football team coach Fabio Capello, despite reports he could be due up to $24 million in compensation, the country's sports minister says. Capello's job is on the line after the 2018 World Cup host nation won just two of its last 10 competitive matches, putting Russia in danger of failing to qualify for next year...
Via AP on Fox
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Capello on the brink with Russian football in crisis

Even if FIFA scandals were not placing Russia's right to host the 2018 World Cup under scrutiny, Russian football would still be in crisis. National team coach Fabio Capello is on the brink of being fired, the national football federation is leaderless and fans are turning away from the game, with Premier League attendances dropping to levels last seen in the chaotic and poverty...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Capello's Russia job under threat following ECQ defeat by Austria

MOSCOW -- Russia's football bosses are considering whether to fire national coach Fabio Capello after a loss to Austria seriously dented the team's hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016. After Sunday's 1-0 home defeat to Austria left Russia third in its Euro 2016 qualifying group, Russian Football Union acting president Nikita Simonyan told the R-Sport agency the body ''will discuss...
Via AP on Fox
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

World Cup host Russia to consider firing coach Capello

MOSCOW (AP) Russia's football bosses are considering whether to fire national coach Fabio Capello after a loss to Austria seriously dented the team's hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016. After Sunday's 1-0 home defeat to Austria left Russia third in its Euro 2016 qualifying group, Russian Football Union acting president Nikita Simonyan told the R-Sport agency the body ''will discuss...
Via AP on Fox
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Capello set target of World Cup semifinal with Russia

MOSCOW (AP) Russia coach Fabio Capello has been told that his team's target should be a World Cup semifinal at home in 2018. Sergei Stepashin, a former prime minister who is a key powerbroker at the Russian Football Union, says he has made his expectations clear to the veteran Italian coach following last year's group stage exit at the World Cup in Brazil. In comments reported by...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Unsavory racist incidents plaguing European soccer demand strict response

European soccer has a distasteful history of racism from inappropriate comments by high-profile officials, to public displays by fans, to on-field altercations between players.  Perhaps more glaring than the incidents themselves is how they no longer seem shocking.  A front page featuring prejudiced quotes and incidents of discriminatory behavior seem an inevitability every season...
Via World Soccer Talk
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Fabio Capello defends Atletico Madrid; Says soccer is not for wimps

Former England boss Fabio Capello defended the tactics used by Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid by saying the reigning La Liga champions were not a “violent” team and that the sport is not for “wimps.” The comments come during an interview with Spanish radio. Capello, who is currently the coach of Russia’s national team, has also managed some of Europe’s top clubs:...
Via World Soccer Talk
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Russia says it has finally paid national coach Capello

MOSCOW (AP) The Russian Football Union says it has cleared its debt to national coach Fabio Capello, who had been unpaid since June. The announcement comes a day after billionaire businessman and Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov said he loaned 400 million rubles ($6 million) to clear the debt amid financial problems at the RFU. The organization said in a statement on Friday it...
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Arsenal shareholder Usmanov to pay debts owed Russian manager Capello

MOSCOW -- Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov will pay the national federation's debt to coach Fabio Capello, who has gone unpaid since June, Russian agency R-Sport reported on Thursday. Usmanov, a shareholder in Arsenal, was quoted as saying he will loan 400 million rubles ($6 million) to the Russian Football Union to pay Capello. "It is a disgrace when a person who's working for...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Russian football federation faces more debt worries

MOSCOW (AP) With national team coach Fabio Capello already unpaid for seven months, the Russian Football Union faces new questions over its finances. The new financial worries include $225,000 reportedly owed to FIFA's former chief referee Jose Maria Garcia-Aranda and a $340,000 lawsuit brought against the RFU by a travel agency which has worked with the national team. Garcia-Aranda...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Russian Football Union misses latest deadline to pay Capello

The latest deadline against the Russian Football Union to pay national coach Fabio Capello has passed without action. Capello last received his wages in June amid financial problems at the RFU, and Russian authorities set a deadline of Jan. 19 for him to be paid before pursuing possible legal action. The Russian Federal Labor and Employment Agency, known by its Russian abbreviation...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Greatest Teams – AS Roma 2000-2001

As part of a series of the greatest team of the 2000s, the first team to start the list will be the Scudetto winning AS Roma side of the 2000-2001 season. As the last Roma side to win the Scudetto, they had a superb tactician in Fabio Capello leading the side and had players hitting their highest form. To start the season, Capello was given funds to spend, and he spent over 50 million...
Via World Soccer Talk
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Russia fails to pay soccer coach Fabio Capello

MOSCOW (AP) Russian soccer authorities failed to meet their goal of paying national coach Fabio Capello by the end of the year. Capello has not received any of his reported $11 million annual salary since June amid financial problems at the Russian Football Union. The organization's president, Nikolai Tolstykh, said Monday he planned to resolve the matter by the end of 2014. He...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Russian Union admits head coach Capello has not been paid since June

MOSCOW -- The Russian Football Union has failed to achieve its goal of paying national team coach Fabio Capello his unpaid wages by the end of the year. Capello has not received any of his reported $11 million-a-year salary since June amid financial problems at the RFU. The organization's president Nikolai Tolstykh said Monday he planned to resolve the issue by the end of 2014, but...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia fails to resolve Capello payment issue

MOSCOW (AP) The Russian Football Union has failed to achieve its goal of paying national team coach Fabio Capello his unpaid wages by the end of the year. Capello has not received any of his reported $11 million-a-year salary since June amid financial problems at the RFU. The organization's president Nikolai Tolstykh said Monday he planned to resolve the issue by the end of 2014...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Russia says close to paying coach Capello

MOSCOW (AP) The Russian Football Union says it is close to paying national team coach Fabio Capello, who last received his salary six months ago. Hit by financial problems, the RFU has been unable to meet Capello's reported $11 million-a-year salary but could now pay the arrears as soon as Wednesday, RFU president Nikolai Tolstykh says. The organization will use ''any official source...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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