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FC Ufa's Oleksandr Zinchenko set for Borussia Dortmund move - agent

Oleksandr Zinchenko, left, has played at youth and senior level for Ukraine.

FC Ufa midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko is set to join Borussia Dortmund this summer, the player's agent said on Friday, however the Russian club's general manager has refuted his claim.

The 19-year-old Ukraine youth and senior international has been linked to the likes of Roma, Zenit St. Petersburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Dinamo Kiev and the top Moscow clubs in addition to the Bundesliga side.

Speaking to Sport Express on Friday, ProSports Management agency president German Tkachenko revealed a move to...

FIFA questions RFU over response to Emmanuel Frimpong abuse

Emmanuel Frimpong has criticised the RFU for failing to punish Spartak Moscow for their supporters' actions.

FIFA has asked the Russian Football Union (RFU) to explain why it banned FC Ufa midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong for two matches for his reaction to racism from Spartak Moscow fans while not punishing the alleged abusers' club.

In video from Friday's Russian Premier League game, Spartak fans could be heard racially taunting former Arsenal player Frimpong.

The Ghanaian made a gesture with his finger in response to the taunts, which saw him banned for two games, while Spartak escaped punishment over...

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Emmanuel Frimpong suspended for red card after alleged racial abuse

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Football authorities in 2018 World Cup host Russia have imposed a two-match ban on a Ghanaian player who was sent off for his reaction to alleged racist abuse.

Spartak Moscow, whose fans were accused of taunting FC Ufa midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, were not punished.

The incident happened in the opening game of the Russian Premier League season on Friday.

Frimpong gestured with a finger toward the Spartak stands in the 31st minute, for which the former Arsenal midfielder...

Hulk blasts Russia over racism in 'almost every game'

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Zenit St. Petersburg's star striker Hulk says he encounters racism in "almost every game" in Russia and the Brazil international fears it could tarnish the country when it hosts the 2018 World Cup.

Hulk, the most expensive signing in Russian Premier League history, has repeatedly faced monkey chants in Russia and also accused a referee of racially abusing him.

"If [racism] happens in the World Cup, it will be really gross and really ugly. Usually it happens when Russian...

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Emmanuel Frimpong claims racial abuse led to red card in Russia

Emmanuel Frimpong released a four-tweet explanation after Friday's sending off.

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has claimed he was racially abused before being sent off on the opening night of the Russian Premier League season.

The 23-year-old was playing for Ufa at Spartak Moscow when he saw red, seeming to make an obscene gesture at supporters.

He said after, though, that he had been reacting to provocation from a home fan.

Writing on Twitter, he said: "First of want to apologize for the sending off after being provoked shouldn't have happened but also am a human...