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Russia doping: Country still suspended by IAAF despite 'improvement'

Russia remain suspended from international athletics despite making “significant” improvement in key areas, says the IAAF. Russia were first banned in November 2015 over evidence of state-sponsored doping. Although the country has “gone above and beyond what is required”, the ...

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'The hosts feared a nightmare but Russia lifted a nation's spirits before last-eight exit'

Media playback is not supported on this device It has been a wonderful ride, but the remarkable World Cup run that set millions of people dreaming across Russia’s 11 time zones is finally over. There will always be the memories, ...

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Russia 2018: 'England have shown why we can win this World Cup'

2018 Fifa World Cup quarter-final: Sweden v England Venue: Samara Arena Date: Saturday, 7 July Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button and iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app; listen on Radio 5 live; follow text updates online England ...

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In the stadium, in the bars, in the streets: Russia a nation united in disbelief

Media playback is not supported on this device Russia will wake up across its 11 sprawling time zones to a new national hero on Monday. In a land where goalkeepers are revered, Russia’s number one Igor Akinfeev inspired the World ...

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Russia on brink of World Cup last 16 with win over Egypt

Media playback is not supported on this device Russia moved to the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the World Cup after the host nation beat Mohamed Salah’s Egypt in St Petersburg. Russia, who beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 ...

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World Cup 2018: Russia thrash Saudi Arabia 5-0 in tournament opener

Media playback is not supported on this device The 2018 World Cup opened in spectacular fashion as Russia defied their recent poor form to score five past Saudi Arabia and record the biggest win by the host nation in the ...

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World Cup 2018: Football showpiece set to begin in Russia

Media playback is not supported on this device 2018 Fifa World Cup Venue: Russia Dates: 14 June-15 July Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button and iPlayer, BBC Sport website and app; listen on Radio 5 live; follow text ...

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World Cup wallchart: Download yours for Russia 2018

The build-up is almost over, the final friendlies have been played and the squads are all in Russia. Now all that’s left to do is study the fixtures, consider the permutations and keep track of all the results using that ...

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World Cup 2018: Why France travel to Russia with many unanswered questions

As the World Cup beckons, the usual predictions game is in full flow all around the world. Who will win it? Who is your money on? France have one of the strongest squads in the competition but I’m not sure ...

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Fifa to look into 'racist abuse' of France players in Russia

Media playback is not supported on this device Fifa is looking into alleged racist abuse directed at France players during their 3-1 win over Russia. The world governing body said in a statement it was “collecting the different match reports ...

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