Aaron Ramsey is congratulated by  Wales team-mate James Chester  after opening the scoring in the Euro 2016 Group B game against Russia at  Stadium Municipal in Toulouse. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Russia 0 Wales 3 “Don’t take me home, please don’t take me home,” sang the Wales supporters on an evening when there was never any danger that Chris (...)

David Villa scored a stunning hat-trick as Spain’s Euro 2012 campaign got off to a flyer against Russia. Photograph: Getty

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Roman Shirokov (left) has been ruled out of the World Cup with an Achilles injury. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov / EPA

Russia captain Roman Shirokov has been ruled out of this month’s World Cup in Brazil because of an Achilles tendon injury and replaced in the squad by(...)

Russian players  celebrate a goal against   Slovakia  in St. Petersburg last month. Photograph: Olga Maltseva / Getty Imges

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