Spartak goalkeeper will miss the start of the season due to a new injury :: Football :: RBC Sport

During the match against Rubin at the Parimatch Premier Cup, Alexander Selikhov suffered a broken finger

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The goalkeeper of the Russian Premier League (RPL) club “Spartak” Alexander Selikhov will miss the start of the season due to injury. The press service of the club informs about it.

It is noted that the footballer was injured during the match in the pre-season tournament Parimatch Premier Cup against Rubin (4: 0). The goalkeeper was replaced after the first half, Alexander Maksimenko entered the field instead.

“The goalkeeper was diagnosed with a complex fracture of a finger, which will require surgical treatment and subsequent rehabilitation,” the club said. It is estimated that the player will need about three months to recover.

“We wish Sasha a speedy return to duty!” – added in “Spartak”.

The new RPL season starts on July 23, Spartak will play against Rubin in the first round, the meeting will take place on July 24 in Kazan.

In May of this year Selikhov for the first time since April 2019 released on the field in an official match. He took part in the match against Arsenal in the RPL (2: 1). In that match, Selikhov conceded one goal, its author was Spartak defender Ilya Kutepov.

Kandelaki announced Match TV bringing luck to Spartak

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In April 2019, he was also unable to finish the match due to a fractured finger. In the fall of the same year, the footballer resumed training, but was injured again, this time he injured the Achilles tendon. Earlier, due to the same injury, he missed the home World Cup, which was held in Russia in 2018.

Selikhov moved to Spartak in 2017, as part of the team, he became the champion of Russia in the 2016/17 season.


The head of the RFU called the current limit on legionnaires in football “flawed” :: Football :: RBC Sport

According to Alexander Dyukov, the issue of the limit is currently being discussed with the government

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RFU President Alexander Dyukov at a press conference after the executive committee of the organization expressed his attitude to a possible change in the limit for legionnaires in Russian football. His words are quoted by the correspondent of RBC.

“This system is ‘8 + 17’ – it is more effective than the limit ‘6 + 5’. We see that clubs have become more selective in the selection of foreign players. It became easier for coaches to work. The playing time of young Russians has grown. But any limit, no matter how you set it up, has its drawbacks – it is flawed. And, of course, the optimal system in which there is no limit. We are now discussing the issue of the limit with the government, ”Dyukov said.

Dyukov announced the date for the appointment of a new coach. The main thing at the executive committee of the RFU

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In Tinkoff – Russian Premier League (RPL), the limit is “8 legionnaires + 17 Russians” in the application.

In early July, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, following a meeting with the participation of Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin, representatives of the presidential administration, as well as heads of sports federations, said that the results of the Russian national team at the European Championship were unsatisfactory, pointing out the dominance of legionnaires in clubs and an overheated salary market athletes. Until mid-July, the Ministry of Sports, together with sports federations and professional leagues, was instructed to prepare proposals for establishing a ceiling for athletes’ salaries. Also, the department will develop proposals for optimizing the number of legionnaires in Russian teams and the requirements for them.


Chiellini utters the curse word before Saka’s penalty kick in the Euro 2020 final

ESPN Argentinean journalists have noticed that Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini used the curse word before England midfielder Bukayo Saka hit on penalties in the 2020 UEFA European Championship final.

According to the source, the Italian spoke the South American word “Kirikocho”, which in local football circles means “curse” or “evil eye”. Recall that Saka shot into the corner of the goal, but goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma took his attempt, parrying the ball.

Chiellini answered the corresponding question from the journalist as follows: «I confirm everything to you. Kirikocho!»

Note that the football history associated with this word stretches back to 1980 and is associated with a devoted fan of Estudiantes. The team’s coaching staff at one point noticed that players are often injured in open training sessions, when a fan nicknamed Kirikocho is present in the stands. Then, on behalf of the superstitious coach, it was decided to send him to meet the teams coming to La Plata. In this case, the guests always faced setbacks.

Since then, players have often used the “curse” in their arsenal. For example, Norway’s Erling Holland of Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla goalkeeper Yassin Bunu exchanged cheers during the Champions League match in March.

Recall that 36-year-old Chiellini became the oldest captain in the history of the Euro finals.

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Football players of the Russian championship were deprived of the right to annul yellow cards :: Football :: RBC Sport

All punishments will now be upheld. Previously, footballers had a chance to avoid disqualification

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The RFU Control and Disciplinary Committee will no longer be able to cancel erroneously shown yellow cards, which entail automatic disqualification of players for the next match of the Russian championship. Changes have been made to the new edition of the regulations posted on the RFU website.

Now the FTC has no right to cancel the decision of the referee, who mistakenly showed a yellow card following the results of the post-match proceedings. Previously, this item was introduced in an experimental mode at the suggestion of the Krasnodar football club, initially it was supported by many teams in the league. However, it was decided not to use this on an ongoing basis, having excluded clause from Article 52 “Special Jurisdiction of the RFU Control and Disciplinary Committee.”

FTC RFU fined Spartak following the match against Lokomotiv

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In the 2020/21 season, the FTC RFU canceled the erroneous fourth and eighth yellow cards several times. This allowed players to avoid the disqualifications that would follow if penalties remained in force.

The new season of Tinkoff – Russian Premier League starts on 23 July. The current winner of the tournament is Zenit.


Dziuba was recognized as the best player of the Russian national team at Euro :: Euro 2020 :: RBC Sport

The captain of the Russian national team at the tournament scored a goal, gave a pass and more often than all other players won in the fight in the air. Artem Dzyuba received 6.93 points

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The captain of the Russian national team, Artem Dzyuba, was recognized as the best player of the national team at the end of the European Championship, according to the experts of the Whoscored statistical data portal. The 32-year-old striker scored one goal in three tournament games.

In total, Dziuba spent 265 minutes at Euro 2020. In addition to a goal from a penalty kick in the match with Denmark (1: 4), he gave one assist to Alexei Miranchuk in a meeting with the Finns (1: 0). Dziuba also became the best in the team in terms of the number of won single combats in the air. The experts gave the captain of the Russian team 6.93 points.

Dziuba became the most talked about player of the Russian national team at Euro

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Following the Zenit forward is his teammate, midfielder Daler Kuzyaev. Experts rated his performance at Euro 2020 at 6.90 points. The third place was closed by the goalkeeper of Russians Matvey Safonov (Krasnodar) – 6.84.

The Russian national team could not reach the playoffs of the European Championship, finishing fourth in the group. The team lost to the Belgians (0: 3) and the Danes (1: 4) and beat the Finns (1: 0). At the end of the tournament, Stanislav Cherchesov was removed from his post as head coach.


Kostya Tszyu’s son knocked out his fifth opponent in a row and defended his title

Tim Tszyu defeated Australian Steve Spark and defended his WBO Global title. He has the right to fight with the world champion Argentinean Brian Castagno

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Tim Tszyu, the son of the former undisputed world champion Kostya Tszyu, defended his WBO Global title in the weight category up to 69.9 kg. He defeated Australian Steve Spark by TKO in the third round.

The boxing evening took place in Newcastle, Australia. Initially, Tszyu was supposed to fight with Australian Michael Zerafa, but he refused the fight due to coronavirus restrictions, he was replaced by Spark.

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The first round was held in an equal fight, but already from the second Tszyu seized the initiative. In the third round, after hitting the body, Spark was knocked down. After some time, Tszyu hit the body well again, his opponent fell, and the referee stopped the fight without opening the score.

The 26-year-old Tszyu now has 19 wins (15 by knockout) and not a single defeat. He won five knockout wins in a row. Tszyu ranks first in the WBO rankings and has the right to fight the world champion, who is now Argentine Brian Castagno.

Spark, 24, suffered a second defeat with 12 wins (11 by KO).

The match was broadcast on its website “Telesport”. And “Match TV” before the fight showed a recording of Tszyu’s previous fight – against Dennis Hogan, which took place on March 31 and ended with Tszyu’s victory by knockout.

Tszyu Jr. won the 18th consecutive victory

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Telesport compared this situation with the one that arose in January 2020, when Channel One broadcasted the World Youth Championship final between the national teams of Russia and Canada, and Match TV at the same time demonstrated a replay of the decisive match of the 2011 tournament. The Canadians won the 2020 championship, the Russians won the 2011 championship. Many viewers perceived the replay as a live broadcast.

In Match TV, they said that they wanted to broadcast Tszyu’s new fight live, but “the partners did not show understanding of the importance of showing the fight to a wide audience.” As for the replay of Tszyu’s old fight, his show ended before the start of the meeting with Spark.

Kostya Tszyu held world titles in all three prestigious versions in 2001-2003. In total, he has 31 wins (25 by knockout) and two defeats. Tszyu is also a world champion and two-time European champion among amateurs.


Semak answered the question about possible work in the Russian national team

Zenit head coach Sergei Semak said if he would agree to lead the Russian national team if he received such an offer.

– If you are invited to the Russian national team, will you go?

– All this is at the level of “if only if only.” It is hardly worth discussing this topic, I have a contract with Zenit, I do my job and fulfill my obligations to the club.

Earlier it was reported that the current head coach of the Russian national team Stanislav Cherchesov may leave his post. The RFU leadership plans to form a list of candidates, which will consist of two domestic coaches and five foreign ones. At the same time, Semak’s candidacy was not discussed.

At the European Championship, the Russian national team under the leadership of Cherchesov with 3 points took the last place in group B and could not reach the playoffs of the tournament. On July 2, on Match TV, the specialist said that he was not going to leave the national team, despite the unsatisfactory result at Euro.

Cherchesov has been leading the Russian national team since 2016. The current contract of the 57-year-old specialist with the RFU is calculated until the end of 2022.

Semak has been working at Zenit since 2018, under his leadership, the Petersburgers became champions of Russia three times.

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Russian football club was transferred to the lower division for match fixing :: Football :: RBC Sport

Sports director of the Chaika club Oleg Bayan and referee Sergei Kostevich were punished with lifelong suspension. The club itself was transferred to the third-strongest division of the Russian championship.

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The Control and Disciplinary Committee of the RFU suspended the sports director of the Chaika club Oleg Bayan and judge Sergei Kostevich from football activities for life. This was reported on the official website of the RFU.

They were punished for organizing a fixed match in the Olympus-PFL championship (the third-strongest division in Russia). We are talking about the meeting “Chaika” – “Angusht” (5: 0), which took place on October 21, 2018. The result of this match was annulled, “The Seagull” was awarded a technical defeat with a score of 0: 3.

UEFA disqualifies Russian referee in match-fixing case

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The FTC also suspended the inspector of that meeting, Valery Bulygin, from football activities for five years.

In addition, the CDC transferred The Seagull, which in the 2020/21 season took 12th place in the Olymp-FNL championship (the second-strongest division), to the lower division – Olymp-PFL.

This decision is due to the fact that the club organized match fixing several times in 2018. In particular, in 2020, referee Maxim Matyunin was suspended for life for a contractual match in the 1/32 finals of the Russian Cup between Seagull and Armavir. The result of this game was annulled, the “Seagull” was awarded a forfeit defeat. Three more referees were suspended for life because of the game between Chaika and Druzhba in the PFL.


Fedun explained by delusion his signature under the agreement with Gazizov :: Football :: RBC Sport

According to the head of the board of directors of “Spartak”, he was misled on two points of the additional agreement with the ex-general director of the club. The former top manager is trying to sue compensation in 400 million rubles.

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The chairman of the board of directors of Spartak Leonid Fedun sent to the Moscow Arbitration Court, which is considering the multimillion-dollar claim of Capital Assets against the club, a written appeal concerning the employment contract with the former general director Shamil Gazizov. This was reported by the RIA Novosti correspondent from the court session, at which the text of the document was announced.

Now the Moscow “Spartak” is engaged in several litigations at once. The first of them – with Gazizov (place of proceedings – Ufa, at the place of residence of the plaintiff). The former general director of the club is seeking payment of 400 million rubles. as a severance pay under a supplementary agreement to the employment contract. The second claim is being considered by the Moscow Arbitration Court. It was submitted to the football club by its shareholder Capital Assets JSC.

“Additional agreement (with Gazizov. – RBK) was signed by me as the chairman of the board of directors due to the fact that I was misled on two points of the employment contract, ”Fedun said in his appeal to the arbitration court.

To the clarifying question of the judge, who exactly misled Fedun, the representative of “Spartak” refused to answer. “I cannot explain for the third party. His right to submit written statements to the court, ”he said.

RBC turned to Leonid Fedun for clarification, but he declined to comment. “All questions are for lawyers, I have limitations,” he said.

Lawyer Tatyana Zavyalova, representing the interests of “Spartak”, in an interview with reporters suggested that Fedun could be misled by Gazizov himself. And this happened, most likely, at the signing of an additional agreement to terminate the contract, RIA Novosti notes.

Cherchesov negotiated to combine positions in “Spartak” and the national team

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Earlier in June, the former general director of Spartak Shamil Gazizov won a court against the club to recover the severance pay, interest and compensation for moral damage. Gazizov explained his requirements for the club by an additional agreement to the employment contract, according to which he was entitled to a severance pay of 399.2 million rubles. According to Gazizov, he was paid only the first payment in the amount of 99.8 million rubles. Spartak has filed an appeal against the court’s decision.

In March this year, one of Spartak’s shareholders – Capital Assets (the company owns 22% of Spartak’s shares) – filed a lawsuit against the club for 88.3 million rubles. According to Sport24, Capital Assets are trying to invalidate the decision of the board of directors, which delegated to Fedun the authority to determine at his own discretion the terms of termination of the employment contract with Gazizov.

During the hearing on Gazizov’s claim, Spartak representatives asked to suspend the consideration of the case pending a decision on the Capital Assets claim. However, the request was rejected.

Until the summer of 2020, Shamil Gazizov held the post of general director of Ufa, after which he moved to a similar position at Spartak. In the Moscow club, he worked only until December last year, after which he left the club. Later he returned to “Ufa”.

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Nurmagomedov spoke about dissatisfaction with his sports career

According to the fighter, he got to the “top”, but expected more impact

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Former Russian UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov did not feel “high” from his sports career. He stated this in an interview with the Youtube channel UFC Russia.

“Of course, in sports, I climbed to the top, but as such, I did not feel the buzz. I didn’t get what I expected. I thought there would be more benefits, ”Nurmagomedov said.

Nurmagomedov spoke about the proposals of the head of the UFC to resume his career

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Khabib Nurmagomedov won the UFC lightweight championship belt in April 2018 by defeating American Al Iaquinta. After that, he spent three title defenses in fights against Irishman Conor McGregor, Americans Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaji. During his career, he spent 29 fights according to the rules of MMA, in which he did not suffer a single defeat.

In October last year, after defeating Gatji, the Russian announced his retirement. In March, he was stripped of his lightweight championship and the title of best fighter in the UFC, regardless of weight class.

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