Spartak Moscow left two players out of their squad for a Europa League game against Rapid Vienna amid a dispute over a video posted on Instagram that insults their coach.
Captain Denis Glushakov and defender Andrei Yeshchenko will not travel for the game on Thursday after they both were accused of liking a video posted by actor Dmitry Nazarov in which he mocks coach Massimo Carrera.
Reciting a poem, Nazarov said in the video that Carrera "isn't our happiness" and wondered, "How many disgraces do...
Chelsea legend John Terry has turned down the chance to join Spartak Moscow on a one-year contract after holding talks with the club and with his family.
Terry pulled out of a charity match he was scheduled to participate in on Saturday in order to fly to Rome to undergo a medical and finalise the details of the move to Russia, but has changed his mind.
In a statement posted on his official Instagram account, Terry cited his family as a significant factor in his final decision not to accept the...
Former Chelsea and England captain John Terry is in talks with Spartak Moscow over a shock move to Russia, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.
Terry is a free agent after leaving Aston Villa in the summer and a number of clubs have shown an interest in the experienced defender.
Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon were keen to bring in Terry, while Aston Villa have also been credited with a move to bring him back to Villa Park following his successful spell at the Championship club last season.
Russian Premier League club FC Rostov have threatened to leave their stadium in a row over a concert being played there.
The Rostov Arena, built for the World Cup, is hosting a concert by Russian rapper Basta on Sept. 29 -- just 11 days before Rostov are due to play Orenburg.
Concerts are one way in which the government are looking to pay off the large maintenance costs of last summer's tournament but Rostov have said the concert could damage the playing surface.
Rostov moved into the 45,000 capacity...