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2017 FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Mexico overcome Russia 2-1 to reach semis


Mexico are in the semi-finals of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 after earning a 2-1 victory over ten-man Russia in front of a full attendance of 41,585 in Kazan on Saturday evening. After Nestor Araujo cancelled out Alexander Samedov’s opening goal for the hosts in the first half, Hirving Lozano headed home Mexico’s winner early in the second half to ...

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FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Dominant Russia win Confed curtain-raiser

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 17: Fedor Smolov of Russia celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Group A match between Russia and New Zealand at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 17, 2017 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Russia have made a winning start to their first FIFA Confederations Cup campaign, beating New Zealand 2-0 at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in front of a crowd of 50,251. The tournament hosts were good value for their victory, although their first goal owed a little to good fortune, with the luckless Michael Boxall bundling over the line in his attempts to ...

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Russia to remain suspended for World Athletics Championships

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency has been under investigation by Wada since last year (Image credit: Getty Images)

Russia will miss this summer’s World Championships after athletics’ governing body voted to extend their suspension from international competition for state-sponsored doping. However, some Russians may be able to compete under a neutral banner, if they can satisfy testing criteria. Russia was suspended by the IAAF in November 2015, meaning athletes missed the Rio Olympics last year. The country is ...

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GFA confirm that Russia paid Ghana for Moscow friendly

GFA Vice-President George Afriyie (left) with Russian FA boss Vitaly Mutko (Image credit: Russian Football Federation)

The Ghana Football Association has revealed that the Russian Football Federation paid for Ghana’s participation in the friendly match played on Tuesday in Moscow. Ghana lost 1-0 due to a Feder Smolov strike in the first half in the tie played at the Lokomitiv Stadium in Moscow. Even though the match did not generate a lot of interest among Ghanaian ...

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Ghana loses 1-0 to Russia in international friendly


Ghana lost 1-0 to Russia in an international friendly played in Moscow on Tuesday. The match was played at the 28,800-seater Lokomotiv Stadium. The Russians took the lead in the 20th minute when forward Feder Smolov shot first time through the legs of Ghana goalie Adam Larsen Kwarasey after he was put through via a slide-rule pass. Ghana slowly got ...

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Ghana starting XI for international friendly against Russia


Coach Avram Grant has named a strong starting line-up for Ghana’s international friendly against the Golden Eagles of Russia on Tuesday evening. Norway-based Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey will be in post for the senior national team in today’s game with Harrison Afful, Baba Rahman, John Boye and Jonathan Mensah in defence. Mubarak Wakaso, Afriyie Acquah and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey have ...

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“Russia friendly will test our depth”- Avram Grant


Black Stars coach Avram Grant says that the depth of the national team is what he will be looking out for when Ghana plays Russia later today in Moscow. The match will be the second assignment for the team in three days after they drew 1-1 with Rwanda on Saturday in the final 2017 AFCON qualifier. Grant is expected to ...

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Rio Paralympics 2016: Russia banned after losing appeal


Russia will not compete at next month’s Paralympics in Rio after losing an appeal against a ban imposed for state-sponsored doping. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) upheld the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) ban on all Russian competitors. The IPC made the decision in light of the McLaren report, which detailed a state-sponsored doping programme operated by Russia. The ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Russia not given blanket Games ban by IOC


Russia will not receive a blanket ban from Rio 2016 following the country’s doping scandal. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will leave it up to individual sports’ governing bodies to decide if Russian competitors are clean and should be allowed to take part. The decision follows a report in which Canadian law professor Richard McLaren said Russia operated a state-sponsored ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Russia fails to overturn athlete ban for next month’s Games

Yelena Isinbayeva, the 2012 Olympic pole-vault champion, was among the 68 athletes to appeal and may now be unable to defend her title in Rio

Russian track and field athletes will remain banned from the Olympics following claims the country ran a state-sponsored doping programme. The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and 68 Russian athletes attempted to overturn the suspension, implemented by the body that governs world athletics. But the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) has ruled it can stand. A handful of Russian athletes ...

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