Russian soccer player Alexander Kokorin is escorted after the verdict announcement at the Presnensky District Court in Moscow Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Two Russian international soccer players have been sentenced to prison terms for their involvement in assaults last year. Moscow’s Presnensky Distric(...)

Russian soccer player Alexander Kokorin, who was detained and accused of carrying out attacks, attends a court hearing in Moscow on Thursday. Photo: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

A Moscow court ordered the arrest of Russian soccer internationals Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev late on Thursday after they were charged over v(...)

Russia’s coach Fabio Capello during his side’s forgettable 1-1 draw against South Korea.

It is usually Russian gymnasts that we associate with parallels, but right now it is the country’s manager, Fabio Capello. Feted by his adopted public(...)

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev fumbles a shot from South Korea’s Lee Keun-ho into his own goal during the  World Cup Group H match against South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Russia 1 South Korea 1Igor Akinfeev produced the goalkeeping gaffe of the World Cup as Russia laboured to a 1-1 draw with South Korea in Cuiaba.The CS(...)

Russian national soccer team before their international friendly against Morocco at the Lokomotiv Stadium in Moscow. in this June 6, 2014 file photo.  Vasili Berezutski is pictured top right.

Russia defender Vasili Berezutski believes his side have a point to prove as they continue preparations for their opening World Cup Group H match agai(...)