RUSSIA ACE LINKED WITH WEST HAM

Russian ace AleksandrGolovin has been linked with a transfer move to English side West Ham United according to reports. Golovin is regarded as the golden boy of Russian football and became a huge star during the 2018 World Cup.

It is understood that the player could entertain a move away from French side AS Monaco after struggling last season. Golovin was well sought after last season with Chelsea said to be the favourites for his signature.

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Russia can improve

Russian national team coach Stanislav Cherchesov believes that the team can improve and become even better. He said that many people were surprised by the form of the team at the last World Cup and he believes that the team can become even better.

He said that there is a good core of players that have been playing together since the junior team and that they will become even better in the future. He said that as they get more competitive games they will be able to gain more experience and improve their performance.

Stanislav Cherchesov said that he is committed to the Russian national team and that he is always pushing the team. He said that it is his dream to help the Russian national team challenge for trophies on the international scene and he believes that they have the necessary potential in the team.

He said that there is a good football development plan in place in Russia and he is sure that they will soon reap the benefits in terms of young players development. He said that a national team cannot succeed if there is no proper structure when it comes to the development of new players.

Stanislav Cherchesov believes that the Russian Football Federation is doing everything they can to help the national team. He believes that they will reap the benefits in the future when the players in the academy integrate the senior team.

Stanislav Cherchesov said that it is also important that the Russian players believe in themselves and not underestimate themselves. He said that they need to be more consistent on the international scene if they want to win trophies in major tournaments.

He said that the objective of the team is to make it to the Euro 2020 and he is sure that they will achieve it.

Russia can improve

Russian national team coach Stanislav Cherchesov believes that the team can improve and become even better. He said that many people were surprised by the form of the team at the last World Cup and he believes that the team can become even better.

He said that there is a good core of players that have been playing together since the junior team and that they will become even better in the future. He said that as they get more competitive games they will be able to gain more experience and improve their performance.
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CHELSEA CLOSE TO SIGNING TEEN PRODIGY

Chelsea are close to signing highly-rated Swedish teenager Edwin Andersson according to reports from his home country. Swedish tabloid Expressen reports that Chelsea is the most likely destination for the 15-year-old forward.

Andersson is currently with IFK Gothenburg and the paper were able to interview his father Mikael Andersson who confirmed that a transfer could happen in the coming weeks. The teenager has been compared to Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo due to his playing star and has been hailed as one of the next great talents from the Scandinavian country.
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Pogrebnyak, the Russian Footballer Fined for Race Remarks

Pavel Pogrebnyak, the former forward from Fulham has been asked to pay a fine by the Russian Football Union of an amount of 250,000 rubles after he suggested that Russia should not be represented by black players. Pavel Pogrebnyak has played for Reading, as well as Fulham during his 3 years England stay. He gave an interview where he raised the question as to why Ari, the striker with Brazilian roots had been given a passport of Russia.

Even though Ari is an under-20 player from Brazil, he has spent a significant part of his senior years playing for Russian football as he became a part of Spartak Moscow in the year 2010. Also, he has represented Krasnodar and Lokomotiv Moscow. His form for Krasnodar has enabled him to secure the 1st two caps from Russia. He has scored 41 goals in about one hundred and twenty-four games for his club since he joined in 2013. He has played 33 matches for his country. However, he has made some controversial comments about the call-up of Ari.
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RUSSIAN STAR REFUSED £25MILLION TRANSFER TO CARDIFF

According to reports from England, Cardiff city tried to sign Russian star Artem Dzyuba on transfer deadline day. The Blue Birds had signed Emiliano Sala from Rennes for a record fee of £15 million but lost the Argentine after his plane went missing last week.

It is believed that Cardiff had wanted to bring in a late replacement before the transfer deadline on the 31st of January. Dzyuba was the subject of a €25 million transfer bid which was rejected by Zenit St Petersburg.  Cardiff had sent an agent to negotiate a transfer for the forward and talks had reached an advanced stage before Zenit pulled the plug on the deal.
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Disgraced Footballers Of Russia Expected To Spend Some More Time In Prison

The 2 disgraced footballers named Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Manav are going to spend 2 months more in jail after a court of Moscow extended their punishment for the offense of assault. The news agencies reported the judgment given by Judge Alexei Krivoruchko who said that “The court has deliberated and has granted the request made by investigators to extend the imprisonment until 8th February 2019.”

The pair had committed a number of assaults on 8th October in the night at the Moscow. They attacked the driver of a host of television and also damaged her car. The driver of the host was hospitalized with some minor injuries and the proceedings for the criminal offense were initiated against them. After this, they were also caught on a video in which they were seen attacking the 2 officials of trade Ministry in a café of Moscow. And one of the officials named Denis Pak was beaten black and blue with a chair while he was having his food. For these offenses, both the footballers were apprehended and the proceedings against them were initiated for the offense of “hooliganism”.
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Russia Rated The Best Host By FIFA

FIFA council members have stated that the different stadiums where the 2018 World Cup was held in Moscow this year, across 11 cities, have been the best in the history of the association and its matches. This was confirmed by Alexei Sorokin who is a member of FIFA Council as was told to TASS.

There was a meeting held in the last week of October in Kigali, Rwanda where the decision making and strategic body of FIFA discussed many aspects that are pivotal about the upcoming competitions of FIFA. Sorokin who is director general of Local Organizing Committee, Russia, was involved for the 2018 World Cup organization as well as UEFA Euro Cup which is to be held in 2020. Sorokin stated that a detailed report had been delivered by FIFA Chief Competitions and Events Officer, Colin Smith which is more fact-based while a general summary has also been framed to showcase the general emotions surrounding the events. On the whole, it was found that the World Cup this year was most successful and best one that could be had in history. All this was stated and supported with facts and the Council has acknowledged the same.
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Russian Football Team Boasts A Strong Line-Up Of Goalkeepers, Says the Coach

Russia’s Akenfeev, who is also a goalkeeper for CSKA Moscow FC, announced on October 1 his decision to withdraw from playing for the national team. The Russian national football team boasts a strong line-up of goalkeepers to replace Igor Akenfeev, who decided to pack up with his national career team earlier this month, chief executive Stanislav Cherchesov said Monday. Russia’s Akenfeev, who is also a goalkeeper for CSKA Moscow FC, announced on October 1 his decision to withdraw from playing for the national team. He started playing for the national team on April 28, 2004, in a friendly match against Norway, becoming the youngest player to debut at the national team at the age of 18 years and 20 days.

Akenfeev was called “the almighty leg” after a brilliant block of his net during a penalty shootout with the Spanish international match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup match in round 16 against Spain in July when hosts Russia continued to the quarterfinals.
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ANDREI ARSHAVIN TO GET ONE YEAR EXTENSION

Former Arsenal and Russia national team star Andrei Arshavin is set to get a one year extension at Kazakhstan side FK Kairat Almaty, as per reports. The Russian who turned 37 years old in May was set to exit the club when his deal ran out in December 2018. However reports have it that he would get a final extension as he prepares for life outside the pitch.

The former Gunner admitted to being frightened by the thoughts of retiring from professional football. He said he enjoyed the game and it was his favourite thing in life. He promised to “stay within the game” when he finally leaves pro soccer but that would be in a while as talks of contract extension are in the offing.
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