2018 Schedule

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2018 Schedule
3rd in UEFA Nations League
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WC final protester in hospital amid poison claim

One of the 2018 World Cup final pitch invaders is in hospital, members of his protest group have claimed while suggesting he may have been poisoned.

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Russia's Cheryshev cleared in doping probe

Cheryshev, who scored four goals in Russia's surprise run to the World Cup quarterfinals, has denied ever taking a banned substance.

Russia 5-1 Czech Republic: Goals galore for Russia (3:23)
Turkey 1-2 Russia: Dzyuba hits winner (1:57)
Dzyuba puts Russia back in front (1:02)
Serdar Aziz brings Turkey level (0:56)
Cheryshev volleys Russia into early lead (0:59)
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Akinfeev rested for Nations League opener

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov has rested his goalkeeper for the team's first matches since reaching the World Cup quarterfinals.

62dNick Ames, ESPN.com writer

Russia faces up to its future

Now the FIFA circus has left town, what is next for the 2018 hosts? On and off the pitch, Russia can learn from the events of the last five weeks.

Will Smith has fun with the World Cup media (0:38)
Infantino: VAR results extremely clear & positive (2:00)
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Putin to meet IOC's Bach at World Cup final

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Thomas Bach, the head of the International Olympic Committee, at the World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday.

Project Russia: A Cinderella run to remember (2:10)
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Russia's Ignashevich announces retirement

Ignashevich, 38, who spent his entire club career in Russia, was a key member of his country's run to the quarterfinals.

73dGabriele Marcotti, Senior Writer, ESPN FC

Croatia's resilience propels them into semifinals

Croatia's resilience might be a bigger asset than their all-star midfield, as they outlasted Russia on penalties and now begin prepping for England.