Yuri Zhirkov News and Features
Lists With the latest Ballon d'Or shortlist revealed, Jon O’Brien looks at those unlikely candidates once considered among the world’s greatest footballers
Yuri Zhirkov Russia surpassed expectations in reaching the World Cup quarter-finals but Yuri Zhirkov has opted to call time on his international career.
Yuri Zhirkov After being substituted against Spain, Yuri Zhirkov could now miss Russia's World Cup clash with Croatia due to a calf problem.
Yuri Zhirkov Stanislav Cherchesov has chosen a largely domestic-based squad for the World Cup, with only two playing their club football outside Russia.
Yuri Zhirkov Igor Akinfeev's awful mistake saw tournament hosts Russia exit from the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico.
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