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Australia urged to fight any Russian bid to join Asian Football Confederation
A move to Asia could allow Russian teams to rejoin international competition, after Uefa and Fifa banned them as a result of the invasion of Ukraine

Henry Belot

28, Dec, 2022 @3:50 AM

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Ban Russia from all sport, says Ukraine footballer Andriy Yarmolenko
The Ukraine captain, Andriy Yarmolenko, said Russia should be ‘totally isolated’ from all professional sport after the country was excluded from the Euro 2024 qualification draw

Ewan Murray

20, Sep, 2022 @9:40 PM

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Football in Russia is crashing and isolation can only hasten its decline
Russian football’s trajectory has been downwards for some time and the country’s pariah status spells disaster for its clubs and national team

Jonathan Wilson

26, Mar, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Lessons from Asia’s outcasts: how isolation could hit Russian football | John Duerden
Russia has in the past been courted by Asia, but now it is set to get more than a taste of what Iran, North Korea and Myanmar have been dealing with

John Duerden

12, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Russia exploits football as soft-power tool but it also helped forge Ukraine’s identity | Jonathan Wilson
The Kyiv Death Match of 1942 has resonance in the present context of conflict but its significance is complex

Jonathan Wilson

05, Mar, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Russia suspended from all Fifa and Uefa competitions until further notice
Fifa and Uefa have confirmed that Russian sides have been suspended from international and club tournaments after the country’s invasion of Ukraine

Paul MacInnes and agencies

28, Feb, 2022 @5:39 PM

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Anger as Fifa decide Russia can continue bid to qualify for World Cup
Fifa said a team could play in next month’s play-off but not under the name Russia and with no flag or anthem, but opponents Poland have said they will not play Russia in any circumstances, and England and others have said likewise

Paul MacInnes

27, Feb, 2022 @8:33 PM

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Portugal 2-1 Republic of Ireland, Denmark 2-0 Scotland and more: World Cup qualifying – as it happened
Cristiano Ronaldo broke the men’s international goalscoring record - and Irish hearts - thanks to two late headers

Barry Glendenning

01, Sep, 2021 @9:23 PM

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Euro 2020 power rankings: Italy lead the way after impressive group stage
France and Belgium have been impressive but Italy are unbeaten in 30 and with a comfortable-looking last-16 tie

Marcus Christenson

24, Jun, 2021 @12:09 PM

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Russia 1-4 Denmark: Euro 2020 – as it happened
Minute-by-minute report: Denmark were superb on another emotional night in Copenhagen and secured a spot in the last 16 with victory over Russia

John Ashdown

21, Jun, 2021 @9:15 PM

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Denmark roar past Russia to set up Euro 2020 last-16 clash with Wales
Denmark beat Russia 4-1 to clinch a place in the knockout stage of Euro 2020 on a dramatic night in Copenhagen

Paul Doyle

21, Jun, 2021 @9:03 PM

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Finland 0-1 Russia: Euro 2020 – as it happened
A classy finish from Aleksei Miranchuk, in first-half injury-time, was enough to give Russia the win; they join Finland and Belgium on three points at the top of Group B

Daniel Harris

16, Jun, 2021 @3:07 PM

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