- Current club: FC Zenit Saint Petersburg
- Date of Birth: 20 August 1983
- Birthplace: Tambov, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
- Position: Defender, Left Back
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Host nation Russia is hoping to get their campaign off to a flying start as they take on Asian giants Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener.
Russian international Aleksandr Kokorin has reportedly sealed a winter move to Zenit St.Petersburg.
Free-spending Anzhi Makhachkala have apparently contacted Inter regarding a possible move for right back Maicon in the January transfer window.
In an interview with French TV Show Canal Football Club, Anzhi player-coach Roberto Carlos has sensationally revealed that the club are willing to break the bank to bring Robin van Persie, Nicolas Anelka and Neymar to the club.
Russian rich boys Anzhi Makhachkala are reported to have offered Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho a bumper deal to get him to the Russian Premier League.
Yuri Zhirkov will quit Chelsea this summer, in a move that will see him move to Russia with Anzhi. According to reports, the transfer will be worth approximately 13m GBP for the Blues.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard believes that his club do not need to buy anymore players this summer, insisting that the squad has more than enough talent to go on and win trophies.
Chelsea has signed Yuri Zhirkov from CSKA Moscow for £18m. The flambouyant winger was recommended by none other than Guus Hiddink. The Russian is the first signing by Carlo Ancelotti with many to follow.
Yuri Zhirkov would be welcome at Chelsea, according to Florent Malouda, the player who potentially could be in competition with the Frenchman at Stamford Bridge should the Russian move to England.
CSKA Moscow left back Yuri Zhirkov has revealed that he would be interested in joining a bigger club, as reports emerged that Juventus, Chelsea and Bayern Munich were all interested in the Russian international.
Netherlands lit up the group stages but Russia were not far behind with their classy win over Sweden and the two teams now face a battle in Basel on Saturday to decide who reaches the semifinals.
Guus Hiddink has named a 25 man preliminary squad for Euro 2008. The squad for the tournament will consist of 23 players, but Russia are still yet to play two friendlies against Serbia and Lithuania.