Qatar blockade puts 2022 World Cup under threat

The very real possibility of Qatar facing a long-term blockade of its sea and land routes…

Chinese consortium ready to buy AC Milan from Berlusconi’s Fininvest

A Chinese consortium has agreed to buy an 80% stake in the Italian Serie A soccer club…

Bullish Sorokin puts cost of Russia 2018 put at over $10bn but on schedule

Russia 2018: The cost to Russia of holding the 2018 World Cup will come to over…

Ukraine welcome at World Cup, says Russia, as Blatter attends draw

The head of Russia’s World Cup organising team Alexei Sorokin  this week assured  Ukraine that it would be…

Fabio Capello’s wages to be paid by Usmanov on Minister’s request

Fabio Capello:  On the request of  Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, the  Russian oligarch and billionaire Alsher…

Snoozebox football village proposed for World Cup

Snoozebox football village: World Cup organisers in Saransk have signed a preliminary deal with Britain’s Snoozebox company to build…

Timchenko in stand-off over 2018 World Cup stadium costs

2018 World Cup stadium costs: As Russia’s preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup get going in earnest,…

Rossiya and FC Zenit in partnership deal

Rossiya and FC Zenit: The St Petersburg football club FC Zenit has signed a 12-month sponsorship…

Moscow Dynamo stadium contract goes to Italians

Moscow Dynamo stadium: The €520m contract to build a new 27,000-seat stadium for the Moscow Dynamo football…

Euro 2020 bid by St Petersburg

Euro 2020: The Russian government has put forward St Petersburg as a potential host of the…