11 July 2018
Russia surpassed expectations in reaching the World Cup quarter-finals but Yuri Zhirkov has opted to call time on his international career.
3 July 2018
After being substituted against Spain, Yuri Zhirkov could now miss Russia's World Cup clash with Croatia due to a calf problem.
3 June 2018
Stanislav Cherchesov has chosen a largely domestic-based squad for the World Cup, with only two playing their club football outside Russia.
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9 May 2018
From Chelsea flops to Bulgarian centre-backs, Jon O’Brien looks at those unlikely candidates once considered among the world’s greatest footballers
24 June 2017
Igor Akinfeev's awful mistake saw tournament hosts Russia exit from the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico.
31 January 2016
Zenit have signed Yuri Zhirkov and Aleksandr Kokorin from Dinamo Moscow for undisclosed fees.
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