28 June 2017
Alexey Smertin, who is in charge of combatting racism in Russian football before the World Cup, is encouraged by the hosts' progress.
19 September 2015
Former Russia captain Alexei Smertin has controversially claimed that racism is not an issue in Russia.
24 July 2015
Hulk has been replaced as a draw assistant for the 2018 World Cup in Russia due to his commitments with club Zenit, according to FIFA.
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