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Russia boss Capello not thinking about money matters

Capello Russia wages
Capello Russia wages Credit: PA

Russia head coach Fabio Capello insists he is not thinking about salary issues before his side's Euro 2016 qualifying opener against Liechtenstein on Monday.

It's been reported that Capello, whose team had a disappointing World Cup campaign in Brazil, is owed outstanding wages by the Russian Football Union stretching back over the last three months.

Capello - as quoted by - said: "In the case of all rumours about my contract and about money, I am not thinking about it because the financial issue is what I care about the least.

"All my thoughts are about football, about the upcoming match with Liechtenstein."


Late Duggan goal keeps England alive in Women's Euros

Toni Duggan's late goal keeps England's Women in with a slim chance of qualifying. Credit: PA

Toni Duggan's injury-time goal gave England a lifeline in the UEFA Women's Euro Championship following a draw against Russia in Linkoping, Sweden.

Duggan struck deep in added-time to cancel out Nelli Korovkina's first-half strike. England's hopes of emerging from Group C still hang by a thread.


Bilic leaves Lokomotiv

Lokomotiv Moscow have parted company with coach Slaven Bilic and named Leonid Kuchuk as his replacement.

Former Croatia, Everton and West Ham boss Bilic, 44, took charge of Lokomotiv last summer but could only guide the club to a ninth-placed finish in the 16-team Russian Premier League.

Evening Standard: Arshavin to retire in the summer

Andrey Arshavin in happier times at Arsenal back in 2010. Credit: PA

The Evening Standard's James Olley is reporting that Arsenal and Russia international playmaker Andrey Arshavin is ready to hang his boots up at the end of the season, aged just 32. Arshavin is said to have become disillusioned with football after falling down the pecking order at the Emirates.

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