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Russian Football

Talent Scout: Seydou Doumbia, CSKA Moscow

As the final preparations are made ahead of the forthcoming African Cup of Nations finals, few coaches are feeling the pressure like Ivory Coast boss François Zahoui, who knows he must deliver success to one of the continents perennial underachievers.

44 dead after Russian passenger jet crash

A passenger jet crashed in heavy fog and burst into flames on a main road in north-western Russia, just short of a runway whose high-intensity lights had failed, killing 44 people. Eight people survived.

Gullit's crazy Chechen job 'too bizarre for words'

Ruud Gullit said his five-month stay at Chechen club Terek Grozny was so absurd he found it funny. The Dutch coach was sacked on Tuesday after poor results left Terek close to the bottom of the Russian Premier League.

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