Saint Petersburg

FIFA says St Petersburg pitch damaged but being prepped for Confed Cup final

FIFA on Monday said the re-laid pitch at the St Petersburg stadium had sustained damage but was being treated before it hosts the final of the Confederations on Sunday.<p>The 68,000-seat stadium, the home of Russian football powerhouse Zenit, will be a flagship venue at the 2018 World Cup. But the …

FIFA

Telegram app used in Russian terror plot faces ban

The messaging app, which has over 100 millions users worldwide, was used to plot a suicide bombing that killed 16, Russia's FSB security service said.<p>Russia could soon block Telegram, a messaging app used by 6 million in the country and over 100 million around the world.<p>Terrorists had used Telegram …

Amber Rudd

Russian intelligence says Telegram app used in St Petersburg metro bombing

June 26, 2017 4:18 PM<br>MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia's FSB security agency on Monday (June 25) said the Telegram messaging service was used by those behind the …

Russia

Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 75th international goal as Portugal trounced New Zealand 4-0 in Saint Petersburg on Saturday to advance to the …

Soccer

Ronaldo sets Portugal on way to Confederations Cup semis

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - European champions Portugal comfortably dispatched New Zealand 4-0 to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals on Saturday after Cristiano Ronaldo set them on their way with a penalty.<p>Portugal's all-time leading scorer swept the ball home in the 33rd minute, his 75th goal …

FIFA

Talking Points: Did you hear what they said? | Commentary

"With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea whether there …

Proxima Centauri

Preview

<b>CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LIVE MATCH CENTRE</b><p><b>4 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW</b><p>1. The Caltex Socceroos have their semi-final destiny in their own hands; if they …

Australian Soccer

UPDATES: I'm Hosting More Speaking Events and a Newer Guide to Free Flights

Hello everyone!<p>Happy Thursday! I’m currently leading a tour around Austin (if you’re in town, come to the BBQ tomorrow) but here’s just a quick …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Five things we learned: Australia v Cameroon

The Socceroos’ 1-1 stalemate with Cameroon in Saint Petersburg on Thursday leaves Ange Postecoglou’s side in desperate need of a win against Chile in …

FIFA Confederations Cup

Australia Vs. Cameroon Live Stream: Watch Confederations Cup Game Online

Cameroon’s and Australia’s chances of survival at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup are in the balance.The teams will meet Thursday in Saint …

FIFA Confederations Cup

Russian diplomat appointed to lead new UN counter-terror unit

The United Nations has appointed veteran Russian diplomat Vladimir Voronkov to head a newly-established counter-terrorism division, despite growing …

Russia

Broos slams Socceroos as 'direct'

Cameroon and the Socceroos meet on Thursday night (Friday morning AEST) in Saint Petersburg. Broos believes the two teams play contrasting styles of …

Pleasing Terminal Ferry in Seoul

Cheongvogl architecture firm based in Hong Kong and having realized at Red Bridge in Saint Petersburg, has just won the international tender to …

Cool Stuff

Socceroos face uphill task after being edged out by Germany

• Australia 2-3 Germany • Rogic 41, Juric 56; Stindl 5, Draxler 44, Goretzka 48<p>Valiant in defeat has become a common catchphrase when Australia face superior opposition. On an overcast Monday evening in Sochi the Socceroos showed touches of brilliance to ensure a respectable 3-2 scoreline without …

FIFA

Newly discovered diaries reveal cannibal horror under Nazi siege

A historian has unearthed previously unseen diaries documenting the fall of Leningrad and the consequential famine that ripped across the Russian …

European History

Confed Cup and 2018 World Cup host Russia relieved after positive feedback about St Petersburg pitch

Russia breathed a sigh of relief on Saturday after its soccer team won the opening match of the Confederations Cup and the country demonstrated that …

FIFA

Five things to watch: Australia at the 2017 Confederations Cup

To have any hope of matching Australia’s past successes in the tournament, which include the 1997 runners-up prize and a third place finish in 2001, …

Soccer

Confederations Cup 2017: Russia, New Zealand primed for opener in Saint Petersburg

Hosts Russia kick off the Confederations Cup against New Zealand in Saint Petersburg on Saturday, targeting victory in their opening match to set the …

Sports (India)

Russia vs New Zealand: 2017 Confederations Cup Live Stream, Schedule, Prediction

Russia host New Zealand in the 2017 Confederations Cup at the Saint Petersburg Stadium on Saturday.<p>The tournament offers the Russians the chance to prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals on home soil as they welcome the OFC Nations Cup holders in Group A.<p>The All Whites have little chance of …

FIFA

Arizona football recruiting: Three-star safety Armani Adams verbally commits to Wildcats

Arizona lands a Florida prospectOn Thursday, the Arizona Wildcats landed their sixth commitment of the 2018 class when three-star safety Armani Adams …

College & University

Russia v New Zealand: Putin calls for warriors ahead of opener

As if there was not enough pressure on Russia ahead of the Confederations Cup, on the eve of their opening fixture against New Zealand president …

Soccer

Visa promises cashless (but not ATM-less) experience at FIFA event

June 14, 2017<p>Visa will deploy 1,600 point-of-sale terminals and 120 mobile concessionaires throughout the stadium concourses for the FIFA …

FIFA Confederations Cup

World Cup 2018 stadiums: Your guide to the venues in Russia

The organising committee for the next tournament is constructing a number of new arenas as football's biggest competition returns to Europe<p>Russia's footballing infrastructure has undergone a massive transformation ahead of the 2018 World Cup, with the country now littered with modern stadiums built …

FIFA

Confederations Cup 2017: Fixtures, teams, group, TV, guide, preview

THE Socceroos are on their way to Russia for the dress rehearsal for the 2018 World Cup, returning to the Confederations Cup for the first time since …

FIFA

Scenes from Today's Tense Protests Across Russia

Today, on Russia Day, anti-Kremlin demonstrations are spreading across the country, from St. Petersburg to Far East ports. June 12 marks the celebration of the country's national holiday, observed annually since 1992. Anti-government protesters have chosen this day to stage unauthorized …

Russia

Russians take to the streets to protest 'corruption regime'

Russia

In pictures: Mass arrests during anti-corruption protests in Moscow and St Petersburg

Baton-wielding riot police broke up anti-government demonstrations in several cities across Russia and arrested scores of protesters. The rallies in …

Russia

2017 Confederations Cup: Schedule, stream links, stadiums

Everything you need to know ahead of the Confederations Cup kicking off in Russia this week.

Soccer

Anti-Putin protests sweep Moscow as opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained at home

Hundreds of Russian anti-corruption protestors were arrested Monday in the biggest crackdown since President Vladimir Putin came to power.<p>Russian media reported more than 1,600 were arrested during rallies that swept the country, and saw protesters chanting "Russia without Putin" and "Russia will …

Russia

Kremlin critic Navalny jailed, hundreds arrested at anti-Putin protests

Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 30 days in prison, after a day of protests against President Vladimir Putin that saw hundreds of people arrested in Moscow, Saint Petersburg and other cities on Monday (June 12).<p>The protesters chose Russia …

Russia