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Russia has no major racism problem, says minister Vitaly Mutko

Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, blamed a lack of concentration for his side's 2-2 draw against CSKA Moscow in the UEFA Champions League.

MOSCOW -- Russia has no particular problem with racism in football as it prepares to host the 2018 World Cup -- despite a series of recent incidents, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday.

Russian champion CSKA Moscow have been forced to play all of their Champions League home group games this season behind closed doors as punishment for repeated racist incidents involving their fans, and there have been further cases in the Russian league.

"I don't see that we should especially stand out...

By ESPN Staff
1 day ago

FIFA happy with Russia 2018 progress

From the sun and sand of Rio de Janeiro, to the metropolis of Moscow, the 2018 World Cup in Russia is likely to provide plenty of contrasts from the most recent tournament in Brazil.


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UEFA president Michel Platini won't support Sepp Blatter in FIFA election

Michel Platini, right, says UEFA will not support Sepp Blatter as he tries to be re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term.

UEFA president Michel Platini says he will not support Sepp Blatter in his bid for a fifth term as FIFA president.

Platini tells Italian state TV, "I wish him well but four years ago he asked for our support by telling us that it would be his last candidacy. Now he's again asked for our support and I told him we won't anymore, we need some fresh air."

The 78-year-old Blatter announced last month he would run for another four-year term, shortly after Platini said he would not run.

The vote is scheduled...

 By Ian Holyman
1 day ago

'Qatar 2022 matches could kick-off at 1 a.m.,' Blatter FIFA rival suggests

A FIFA executive has proposed the idea of 1 a.m. kick-off times for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

An official considering a challenge to Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency has suggested 1 a.m. kick-off times could solve the problem of avoiding the heat in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup.

Blatter, meanwhile, has reiterated that the tournament in eight years' time cannot be played in the searing heat of summer in the Gulf state.

Average temperatures rise to nearly 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Farenheit) in Qatar during the World Cup's traditional June-July slot, which has led to calls for...