Robson Oliveira, the driver of the Brazilian footballer thrown into a Russian prison in 2019 for bringing methadone hydrochloride into the country, has arrived home after being met at Rio airport by president Jair Bolsonaro.
Zenit St. Petersburg star signing Dejan Lovren has been mercilessly mocked after scoring a stunning own-goal against Spartak Moscow, contriving to chest the ball over stranded goalkeeper Andrey Lunyov with no danger around him.
Ajax and Netherlands international Quincy Promes could face a lengthy jail term after being arrested in connection with a stabbing at a party in his homeland in the summer, reportedly leaving a relative with serious knee injuries.
Spartak Moscow have moved swiftly to protect their investment in Henrik Larsson's son Jordan by placing a massive price tag on the 23-year-old striker after his father joined Ronald Koeman's new coaching staff at Barcelona.
John Terry rejected a move to Spartak Moscow at the last minute after his daughter voiced her fears that polar bears roamed the streets and the Chelsea legend would "never return", Italian agent Marco Trabucchi has revealed.