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Doyle out of Wolves' fight against relegation following knee injury

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Injuries to spine of team, the captain's lack of pace and sacking popular No 2 have caused alarming decline, says Chelsea legend

Far right goes on rampage during anti-immigrant clashes in Moscow

Police detained around 1,000 people in central Moscow yesterday in an attempt to contain ethnic tensions between Russian nationalists and migrant workers – sparked by the killing of a football fan – from flaring into pitched street battles.

Ancelotti insists he is 'strong' despite latest loss for sorry Chelsea

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'Ultra' football fans protest over shooting

Fans of Spartak Moscow football club have blocked one of the Russian capital's main thoroughfares and chanted nationalist slogans, demanding revenge, after one of the club's fans was killed by a migrant from the country's troubled North Caucasus.

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