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#Russia

# russia-soccer - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Do you remember the first time? Mick McCarthy's big night, Roy's rage and a bizarre search for new players

In March 1996, the Republic of Ireland kickstarted a new era with a friendly against Russia at Lansdowne Road.

# russia-soccer - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Former Fulham striker criticised after saying 'it's laughable when a black player represents Russia'

Vladimir Putin’s human rights advisor, Mikhail Fedotov, has hit out at recent comments made by Pavel Pogrebnyak.

# russia-soccer - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Ireland's youngsters discover Euro U19 Elite Round group fate

The winners from each group will qualify to join hosts Armenia in the finals from 14 to 27 July.

# russia-soccer - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Loew says Germany must accept 'painful' Nations League relegation

The Netherlands’ 2-0 win over world champions France in Rotterdam ensured that the 2014 World Cup winners will slip into League B.

# russia-soccer - Monday 15 October, 2018

'I think the victory certainly hurt me much more psychologically than my injury'

France defender Laurent Koscielny has confirmed his international career is over.

# russia-soccer - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Two Russian internationals condemned after 'disgusting' cafe attack

Video footage has emerged of Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev allegedly assaulting a government official in Moscow.

# russia-soccer - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

Russia's World Cup hero under investigation for alleged doping

Valencia forward Denis Cheryshev is the subject of a Spanish probe after his father claimed he had received growth hormone injections.

# russia-soccer - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Russia World Cup hero returns to Valencia on loan

Denis Cheryshev was one of the standout performers at the tournament this summer.

# russia-soccer - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Masterful Modric continues to show why he's one of the best players of his generation

The Real Madrid and Croatia star was the best player on the pitch in his side’s World Cup quarter-final tonight.

Croatia dump out hosts Russia to set up World Cup semi-final with England

A dramatic and enthralling encounter ultimately saw Zlatko Dalic’s men prevail 4-3 on penalties.

As it happened: Russia v Croatia, World Cup quarter-final

Russia took on Croatia for a place in the last four of the competition.

# russia-soccer - Monday 25 June, 2018

Suarez put Uruguay ahead against the hosts with a well-placed free-kick Set-piece This post contains videos

Suarez put Uruguay ahead against the hosts with a well-placed free-kick

It’s the Barcelona striker’s second goal of the tournament.

# russia-soccer - Thursday 14 June, 2018

The 22-year-old attracting Premier League interest who lit up today's World Cup opener Analysis This post contains videos

The 22-year-old attracting Premier League interest who lit up today's World Cup opener

Aleksandr Golovin has the potential to be a star of the tournament.

A perfect start for hosts Russia as they earn emphatic victory in World Cup opener Report This post contains videos

A perfect start for hosts Russia as they earn emphatic victory in World Cup opener

The home side were far too good for Saudi Arabia today.

Here is the first goal of the 2018 World Cup Opener This post contains videos

Here is the first goal of the 2018 World Cup

Russia have made the perfect start to the competition.

# russia-soccer - Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Dropped striker Eni Aluko slams 'selfish' England over celebrations

The Three Lions’ players delivered a show of unity, indicating they are firmly behind coach Mark Sampson.

# russia-soccer - Thursday 16 February, 2017

Russian hooligans reveal how they're preparing for next year's World Cup in new BBC documentary Violent Scenes This post contains videos

Russian hooligans reveal how they're preparing for next year's World Cup in new BBC documentary

Filmmaker Alex Stockley von Statzer travels to the tournament’s host nation to speak to members of notorious firms.

# russia-soccer - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Russian footballers punished over €250,000 champagne binge

Midfielder Pavel Mamayev and forward Alexander Kokorin allegedly splashed out on 500 bottles of the alcoholic drink.

# russia-soccer - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Wales hero Taylor hadn't scored since a Conference game in 2010. Here's that goal Taylor Made This post contains videos

# russia-soccer - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Russia risk disqualification as fans breach Uefa regulations again

Russian fans set off a flare inside the stadium, despite a clear warning from Uefa not to do so.

Europe made heart eyes at Marek Hamsik while he made bits of Russia's defence

Russia on the brink of exit after losing 2-1 in Lille.

# russia-soccer - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

England fans are no angels, says Russia striker

Fighting marred Saturday’s 1-1 draw between the two sides.

# russia-soccer - Sunday 12 June, 2016

England don't look like potential winners and more Euro 2016 talking points

Plus, is Bale better for Wales than for Real Madrid?

# russia-soccer - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Last-gasp Russia goal leaves dominant England frustrated

The buildup to the match had been marred by pitched battles between fans in the streets of Marseille.

As it happened: England v Russia, Euro 2016

England took on Russia in their opening Group B encounter.

No room for Jamie Vardy in England's starting XI

Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney starts in central midfield for Roy Hodgson’s side.

# russia-soccer - Friday 10 June, 2016

More crowd trouble in Marseille ahead of England's clash with Russia

Police were forced to fire tear gas for the second successive day.

# russia-soccer - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Russian fans are willing to fork out how much to get rid of Fabio Capello as manager?

The former England boss is under pressure following defeat to Austria over the weekend.

# russia-soccer - Sunday 29 March, 2015

Montenegro fan turns himself in after allegedly striking player with flare

The supporter is suspected of throwing the flare that hit Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev on Friday.

# russia-soccer - Friday 27 March, 2015

Flare strikes Russian goalkeeper as Euro 2016 Qualifier in Montenegro abandoned

Play had to be suspended on two separate occasions before the referee called a halt to proceedings.

# russia-soccer - Friday 1 August, 2014

Dunne one of the few latter day Irish stars worthy of comparison to Charlton generation

The defender has retired from international football at the age of 34.

5 of Richard Dunne's most memorable performances in an Ireland jersey

The Irish defender announced his retirement from international football last night.

# russia-soccer - Thursday 31 July, 2014

24 of the most memorable pics from Richard Dunne's Ireland career

The Dubliner is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders to ever wear the green shirt.

Twitter reacts as Richard Dunne retires from international football

The site was full of praise for the Irish defender, and particularly his famous Moscow display.

Richard Dunne announces his retirement from Ireland duty

The player earned 80 caps for his country, scoring eight goals in the process.

# russia-soccer - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Slimani heads Algeria to historic World Cup last sixteen qualification

Algerian fans erupted at the final whistle.

Breakfast at Bebeto’s: All you need to know from last night’s World Cup action

A Swiss hat-trick, a French stalemate and Messi finding form.

# russia-soccer - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Teenager Origi sees Belgium into World Cup second round

The 19-year-old broke the deadlock with an 88th minute shot set up by Eden Hazard.

World Cup hangout: Belgium and Russia sent fans to sleep and Thierry Henry did 'the butterfly'

We bring you all today’s World Cup news, and build up to the big Portugal-USA game later.

# russia-soccer - Thursday 19 June, 2014

In-form Byrne helps Ireland keep Russia at bay in World Cup qualifier

The Girls in Green have earned four points from their last two competitive matches after today’s result in Krasnoarmeysk.

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