Montpellier have confirmed the signing of striker Lucas Barrios on a one-year loan deal from Spartak Moscow.
Barrios, 29, struggled to find form with the Russian club, scoring two goals in 16 appearances after signing from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for seven million euros last summer.
MOSCOW -- The Russian Premier League condemned the treatment of female fans who say they were strip-searched by male police officers before a match in the World Cup 2018 host city of Kazan.
Several Spartak Moscow fans say police refused to allow female fans into the stadium for Friday's match against Rubin Kazan unless they complied.
In a widely read blog post in Russia, fan Ekaterina Stepanova wrote of the "humiliation" in which female fans were singled out and "required to strip, and that inc...
MOSCOW -- Spartak Moscow has signed Russia captain Roman Shirokov on a free transfer.
Shirokov, 33, joins as a free agent after his contract expired at Spartak's fierce rival, Zenit St. Petersburg, where the midfielder won two Russian Premier Leagues.
Following a reported feud with Zenit management, he was loaned to FC Krasnodar for the latter half of last season...
Russian Cup winners FC Rostov have been excluded from next season's Europa League for financial problems and Spartak Moscow will take their place, the Russian Football Union says.
Rostov qualified for Europe for the first time since 2000 with a surprise cup triumph. The football union blocked the club from taking the European place because it said Rostov had breached domestic licensing rules.
Nine-time Russian champion Spartak avoid missing out on European action for what would have been only th...