Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is Chief Sportswriter at The Independent.

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Suarez competes for the ball against an Indonesia U-19 side

Liverpool are missing Luis Suarez – but not the toxic damage to their name

COMMENT: Suarez will return to football after his four-month ban

Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid for £32m in the summer

Manchester United vs Chelsea: Louis van Gaal expects Diego Costa to feature for the Blues on Sunday

United manager also confirms Di Maria will play

CSKA Moscow celebrate after equalising with a late penalty against Manchester City on Tuesday

Russia told African side could walk off at 2018 World Cup

CSKA Moscow had flouted a ban on supporters in home match with City on Tuesday

Manchester City and Moscow players line up behind an anti-racism banner at the Khimki Stadium on Tuesday

CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City: Shambles shows 'closed doors' is not the solution

Hundreds of men wearing scarves, clutching plastic containers of beer and chanting “CSKA”. This was what we saw on Tuesday night in a Moscow football stadium where the racism has been so unrelenting that home matches were supposed to have been played “behind closed doors” for the entirety of this Champions League campaign. It was a disgrace: a football club laughing in the face of attempts to impose a code of civil decency. The Uefa anti-racism “Respect” videos screened inside the stadium were an ironic subtext to the whole shambles.

Manuel Pellegrini speaks to Fernandinho on Tuesday night

CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City: Manuel Pellegrini yet to find the finesse for Euro success

Manager’s tactics under the spotlight after CSKA capitulation

Vincent Kompany: 'Who is being done for racism? Manchester City or CSKA Moscow?'

City captain furious after some home fans manage to get into stadium despite ban

CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City: Manuel Pellegrini admits his team froze as they blow hot then cold in Russia

City boss alluded to cold weather but did not want to use it as an excuse

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CSKA Moscow vs Manchester City match report: Champions League hopes in tatters after Sergio Aguero and James Milner goals are cancelled out

CSKA Moscow 2 Manchester City 2: Premier League champions let two goal lead slip in Russia

Sir Alex Ferguson’s presence at most United games has cast a shadow over David Moyes

Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

COMMENT: United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance

Comment: No progress in the fight against racism in Russia, hosts of the 2018 World Cup

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