A fine start to Brazil 2014 qualifying has elevated Russia to ninth on the global ladder. FIFA.com profiles the progress they have made under Fabio Capello.
Fabio Capello extended his unbeaten run as Russia coach, as his side settled for a nervy 2-2 draw with Jurgen Klinsmann's USA in a friendly in Krasnodar.
Fabio Capello has announced his Russia squad for their friendly against USA next week, with Alexander Belenov and Denis Cheryshev handed opportunities by the Italian coach.
Luciano Spalletti has said that Zenit St Petersburg are once again "moving in the right direction" after a 2-0 win over FC Krasnodar on Sunday.
Zennit St Petersburg striker Alexander Kerzhakov has returned to the squad after talks with the team's coach, Luciano Spalletti.
Bruno Alves, Zenit Saint Petersburg's Portuguese defender, has called for a solution to the dispute that has erupted over wages since the arrivals of Hulk and Alex Witsel at the club.