• Capello eyes World Cup journey

    Capello eyes World Cup journey

    Thursday 26 July 2012

    After being presented as the new Russia coach, Fabio Capello revealed his primary aim of reaching the 2014 FIFA World Cup and stressed his winning mentality.

  • Capello confirmed as Russia coach

    Capello confirmed as Russia coach

    Monday 16 July 2012

    Russia have appointed former England manager Fabio Capello as their new coach following the departure of Dick Advocaat after their elimination from UEFA EURO 2012.

  • European qualifying fixtures announced

    European qualifying fixtures announced

    Thursday 1 December 2011

    All but two of the Groups in European Zone qualifying for Brazil 2014 have had their fixtures finalised, with England, France, Italy and Spain starting out away to Moldova, Finland, Bulgaria and Georgia respectively.

  • Bento: We're not the favourites

    Bento: We're not the favourites

    Monday 8 August 2011

    "We’re not favourites: Russia have a lot of talented individuals and Israel have proven they are very dangerous opponents for any team,” Portugal coach Paulo Bento.

  • Portugal and Russia renew rivalry

    Portugal and Russia renew rivalry

    Monday 1 August 2011

    Group F features a couple of heavyweights in the form of Portugal and Russia who will both see themselves as destined for top spot, but the likes of Israel and Northern Ireland will look to rock the boat.

  • Drama and derbies await in Europe

    Drama and derbies await in Europe

    Sunday 31 July 2011

    The draw for the European zone yielded some potentially thrilling sections, with local rivalries set to be stirred and the world champions left to do battle with another winner of football's ultimate prize.