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Russia are approaching the World Cup in the wake of some shambolic preparations. There are, however, four players that will give the hosts hope.
Lokomotiv Moscow have won the Russian Premier League for the first time in 14 years.
Two goals from Fernando Torres helped Atletico Madrid wrap up a comfortable 8-1 aggregate win over Lokomotiv Moscow.
Atletico Madrid grabbed a sizable advantage over Lokomotiv Moscow by earning a 3-0 victory in the first leg of their Europa League round-of-16 clash.
Russian clubs have traditionally struggled in Europe. Not this season, as three still stand in the round of 16 of the Europa League.
Lokomotiv went on the attack from the opening whistle but only made the breakthrough in the 76th minute with a Igor Denisov strike.
Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Sunday police were looking for the knife-wielding perpetrators.
The 32-year-old Samedov started his career with Spartak and played for them until 2005.
Lassana Diarra has told RMC the €10 million fine he has been ordered to pay Lokomotiv Moscow will "shape my future."
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) handed down the punishment after hearing the case of the 31-year-old, who quit the Russian side in 2014.
UEFA has fined Russian midfielder Dmitry Tarasov €5,000 for wearing a shirt bearing Vladimir Putin's face at a Europa League game.
Brazil-born goalkeeper Guilherme was given a spot on Russia's national team on Friday.
Fenerbahce progressed past Lokomotiv Moscow in the Europa League following a 1-1 draw in the second leg in the Russian capital.
Bottles were thrown at Lokomotiv Moscow's bus and Dmitri Tarasov sparked controversy on the pitch with a picture of Vladimir Putin at Fenerbahce.
Josef Souza scored twice as Fenerbahce took charge of their Europa League last 32 tie with a dominant first-leg performance against Lokomotiv Moscow.
Everton signed striker Oumar Niasse from Lokomotiv Moscow in the final hours of the transfer deadline on Monday.
UEFA has punished Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow with a partial stadium closure after finding the club guilty of racist behavior by fans.
UEFA has opened racism proceedings against Lokomotiv Moscow over fan chants at a Europa League game.
Lokomotiv apology says: "The atmosphere at the stadium was darkened by a group of people who chanted political slogans and incitements to violence."
Diarra, 30, had been left in limbo due to a contract dispute with former club Lokomotiv Moscow, but FIFA have now cleared him to find a new club.
Lokomotiv Moscow won the Russian Cup on Thursday, defeating Kuban Krasnodar 3-1 in extra time to lift its first trophy for eight years.
Inter Milan, Monaco, Roma among 10 clubs who signed "settlement agreements" with UEFA over FFP breaches.
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