Tag: Russia

Doctors agree World Cup protestor ‘almost certainly poisoned’

German doctors believe the Pussy Riot band member who fell ill after being released from prison was almost certainly poisoned, adding that he may be the victim of an unknown “anticholinergic agent.”

Winning World Cup final tickets: A Croatian Gooner’s story Part 4

When Anita Sambol agreed to be part of FIFA's Fan Movement for the World Cup this summer, she never imagined she'd end the tournament...

Winning World Cup final tickets: A Croatian Gooner’s story Part 3

When Anita Sambol agreed to be part of FIFA's Fan Movement for the World Cup this summer, she never imagined she'd end the tournament...

Winning World Cup final tickets: A Croatian Gooner’s story Part 2

When Anita Sambol agreed to be part of FIFA's Fan Movement for the World Cup this summer, she never imagined she'd end the tournament watching her home country in the final at the Luzhniki Stadium. Here, over four parts, she tells her extraordinary tale.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Pitch invaders are chased by security staff during the 2018 FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse / Getty Images)

Pussy Riot members jailed for World Cup protest

Four members of Pussy Riot who invaded the pitch during the World Cup final on Sunday have been sentenced to 15 days in jail.
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Pitch invaders are chased by security staff during the 2018 FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse / Getty Images)

Pussy Riot at the World Cup as Kylian Mbappe approves

The World Cup was disrupted on Sunday afternoon as activist group, Pussy Riot, invaded the pitch, but do you know who they are and what they were protesting?

Arsenal target's father admits son 'learning English', 'will go abroad' if offer made

Aleksandr Golovin's father has dropped a major hint on his son's future, by suggesting the 22-year-old wouldn't hesitate to move abroad if he gets an offer.
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Manchester City cleared, unsporting v Tottenham, promotion, administration & fixtures confirmed

With Arsenal still in media lockdown after their latest defeat, let's take a look at some of the more interesting stories from around the papers.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: Arsene Wenger of Arsenal looks on as Laurent Koscielny leaves the pitch injured during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Arsenal and AC Milan at Emirates Stadium on March 15, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal star dropped from France team to face Colombia

Laurent Koscielny won't play against Colombia on Friday night thanks a hip problem, but the France national team hope to see him return to face Russia next Tuesday, according to local media.
People gather on Manezhnaya Square outside the Kremlin for a rally and a concert celebrating the fourth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea in Moscow on March 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV

Russia annoyed with Arsenal

Russian authorities seem annoyed with Arsenal after the club posted warnings issued by the UK Foreign Office on their website.
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Fairytale wedding and IOC letter: Arsenal major shareholder has busy week

Alisher Usmanov has penned a letter to the International Olympic Committee in an attempt to convince them to allow the Russian flag and national anthem at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea next year.

Two-time Premier League winner says this Arsenal-linked player will be a huge success at...

Former Manchester United and Everton winger Andrei Kanchelskis says Aleksandr Golovin will be a huge success at Arsenal.

Halifax Town will also benefit from Vardy to Arsenal sale confirms Fleetwood chairman

Fleetwood Town’s chairman has confirmed that they are set to pocket a nice chunk of change should Jamie Vardy complete a £20m move to Arsenal this summer and that they won’t be the only ones.

Wilshere gets 13 minutes as England get caught out

After crating a fuss by taking a player to the Euros who had hardly kicked a ball for his club all season, Roy Hodgson confounded people further by leaving him on the bench.

11 new football rules you need to know ahead of the Euros

As the Euros get ready to start, many people haven’t realised that there have been a host of rule changes. Here are 11 of the 95 changes so you know what’s going on at least some of the time (although some are quite ridiculous)

Why is billionaire Arsenal shareholder Usmanov paying Capello?

by Lewis Ambrose Alisher Usmanov is a name well known in these parts, owning over 30% of the shares in Arsenal Holdings Plc, but what...