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Cherchesov to coach Russia for World Cup after Euro failure

Cherchesov to coach Russia for World Cup after Euro failure

MOSCOW (AP) — Stanislav Cherchesov is the new coach of Russia ahead of its home World Cup in 2018, after a disastrous performance in the European Championship ended predecessor Leonid Slutsky's tenure.

The Russian Football Union announced the appointment Thursday. Board member Igor Lebedev told the state Tass news agency that Cherchesov was under contract until August 2018 & had been given a target of reaching the World Cup semifinals.

A former Soviet Union & Russia goalkeeper, Cherchesov coached Legia Warsaw to the Polish league & cup double last season.

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IOC clears Russia's Verchenova to compete at Rio: IGF

IOC clears Russia's Verchenova to compete at Rio: IGF

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed the eligibility of Russian golfer Maria Verchenova to compete at the Rio Olympic Games, the International Golf Federation (IGF) said on Thursday.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Ed Osmond)

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Russia to get Euro 2016 expulsion if more stadium violence

PARIS (AP) — Russia will be disqualified from the European Championship if there is more violence by the team's fans inside stadiums in France.

A UEFA disciplinary panel made the ruling Tuesday after Russians charged at a section of England supporters after the team's opening match in Marseille.

Russia will be expelled from the tournament if its fans attack rival fans or stadium security staff at its two remaining Group B matches, or after at Euro 2016 if the team advances.

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The Latest: UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings on Russia

The Latest: UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings on Russia

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer's European Championship (all times local):

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Russia's Denisov injured in Serbia draw, set to miss Euros

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Russia says construction stopped at World Cup stadium

Russia says construction stopped at World Cup stadium

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Sports Minister says construction work has stopped on a stadium that will host 2018 World Cup games in the city of Samara.

Vitaly Mutko, who moreover sits on FIFA's governing council, tells the R-Sport agency that ''in Samara, the stadium has come to a halt; this issue must be resolved.''

Mutko did not donate a reason for the unexpected work stoppage in Samara, which he said last month was already two or three months behind schedule.

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Russia says construction stopped at World Cup stadium

Russia says construction stopped at World Cup stadium

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Sports Minister says construction work has stopped on a stadium that will host 2018 World Cup games in the city of Samara.

Vitaly Mutko, who moreover sits on FIFA's governing council, tells the R-Sport agency that ''in Samara, the stadium has come to a halt; this issue must be resolved.''

Mutko did not donate a reason for the unexpected halt to construction in Samara, which he said last month was already two or three months behind schedule.

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American Wilder eager for 'Rocky' moment in Russia

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New FIFA president Infantino makes first visit to Russia

New FIFA president Infantino makes first visit to Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Gianni Infantino is visiting 2018 World Cup host Russia for the first time since he was elected FIFA president in February.

Infantino began his tour with a visit to Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, which is undergoing a major rebuild to be ready for the World Cup final.

Infantino looked over the construction site of the 81,000-seat stadium with Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin & gave a double thumbs-up gesture.

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FIFA President Infantino to visit World Cup host Russia, Qatar

FIFA President Infantino to visit World Cup host Russia, Qatar

ZURICH (Reuters) – Newly elected FIFA President Gianni Infantino will visit the next two hosts of the World Cup, Russia & Qatar, next week, the global soccer body said on Friday.

"The FIFA President will commence his two-day stay in Russia on 19 April with a visit to Moscow's Luzhniki stadium, venue of the opening match & final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup," Zurich-based FIFA said in a statement.

He leaves on April 20 for Doha, where he will meet senior board members of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy & officials of the Qatari government, it added.

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