A forthcoming documentary about corruption means the English bidding team believe they are staring defeat in the face.
Russia are quietly confident that they will be selected to host the 2018 Football World Cup.
Zenit St Petersburg beat Rangers 2-0 to lift the UEFA Cup.
Tonight, for the first time in more than a decade, top-flight Russian football will be played in Chechnya. After years of playing in exile, Terek Grozny have finally been granted permission to play at their home city.