Can Santiago Morning offer a new career to Russia’s footballing criminal?
A new-look Russia side took on the USA in midweek, and amongst the substitutes was a debutant set apart from his team mates.
After more than a half a decade in the international wilderness, Marat Izmailov has made a sensation return to the Russian national side. His journey to Poland and Ukraine has not been an easy one.
A number of Russia’s biggest overseas stars have chosen to move home in the transfer window, but will boosting their Euro 2012 chances be the right move in the long run?
Guest blogger Domm Norris profiles a managerial trailblazer.