VENUE: Metallurg Stadium
|2||Zenit St Petersburg||16||+14||30|
|6||FC Arsenal Tula||17||-1||24|
|7||Ural Sverdlovsk Oblast||16||+4||24|
|10||FK Rubin Kazan||17||+3||20|
|12||FK Amkar Perm||16||-3||17|
Brian Idowu was born and raised in Russia, but represents Nigeria at international level. A World Cup on home soil will be special for the defender.
After serving as Antonio Conte's assistant at Juventus and Italy, Massimo Carrera is forging himself a new career at Spartak Moscow and spoke to ESPN.
One Russian commentator was so angered by a series of poor refereeing decisions that he was left with no option but to hang up his mic live on air.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has mocked top club Zenit St. Petersburg for not fielding enough Russian players.
A series of fan incidents, including clashes with police, have tarnished the start of the season in the Russian Premier League.
Garcia, 30, spent two seasons with Manchester City before departing for Russia in August 2014.