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Galatasaray's head wants Turkish Cup to be held in Baku

The director of Galatasaray FC, Lütfi Arıboğan, suggests that the Turkish Supercup game should be held in Baku.  "This is our dream. We will be happy to play in Baku. But this decision should be made by the federation," Lütfi Arıboğan said. 

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Sochi collects snow for Olympic Games

 Dmitry Chernyshenko, President of the Sochi 2014 Organization Committee, said that about 710,000 cubic meters of snow had been collected and no snow will be imported, Interfax reports.He noted that the problems with snow had happened during the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver four years ago. Snow was delivered by helicopters. Sochi has a program called Hot Snow, which combines technologies to produce snow at positive temperatures and store it during summer. If necessary, snow can be delivered from mountains. 

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The Washington Post published an article devoted to the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. The article by Mikhail Metzel was headlined 'Who is building what in Sochi and at what cost in preparation for the 2014 Olympics.' "The cost of the 2014 Winter Games in the Russian city of Sochi now stands at $51 billion, making it the most expensive Olympics in history. More than half of the bill is being footed by Russian state-controlled companies and business tycoons," the article begins. 

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 Roberto Carlos (Brazil), director of the Anzhi FC, will sign a contract to train the Sivasspor FC (Turkey) in the near future, Goal.com cites his agent Ozkan Dogan.Sivasspor FC President Mecnun Otyakmaz confirmed negotiations with Roberto Carlos. Sivasspor was the 12th in the Turkish championship. 

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Syomin becomes Gabala FC coach

 Yuri Syomin, a high-ranking Russian coach, agreed to become the coach of the Gabala FC (Azerbaijan) and signed a corresponding contract for a year at the end of the week, Trend reports.Syomin was the chief coach of the Lokomotiv FC in 1992-2005. He returned to the team in 2009 and worked for only a season. He had a conflict with the club’s President Olga Smorodskaya and moved to the Kiev Dinamo FC.His leaving the Dinamo FC happened after a failed match with the Donetsk Shakhtyor FC in September 2012. Dinamo lost 1:4.

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Anji Makhachkala takes bronze in Russian football championship

Makhachkala "Anji" beat Moscow "Locomotive" and for the first time in its history, won the bronze medal in the Russian footbal championship.The match of the 29th round, which took place on Monday in Kaspiysk, ended with the score 2:1. Guests scored first, on the 34th minute Alexander Samedov scored. However, before the break, "Anji" made it even, Vedran Corluka passed an auto-goal. The winning goal was made late in the match, on the 74th minute, the Cameroonian footballer Samuel Eto'o scored, RIA News reports.

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Solo female climber from Ingushetia conquers Mount Everest

Leila Albogachieva has become the first female climber in the history of Ingushetia to climp the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest (8848 m).It was her second conquest of Everest, this time solo, on the track from Nepal. Albogachieva took the flag of the 2014 Sochi Olympics with her to the highest point of the world.Last year, with a group of climbers from Ingushetia, she climbed Everest from the north, Tibetan side, but this time she approached the highest peak of the world from a more difficult southern route from Nepal.

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 The Torpedo Stadium on the Vostochnaya Street where the 30th tour of the Russian Football Championship will be held does not have enough seats for all spectators. The match of Moscow Spartak FC vs. Vladikavkaz Alania FC was to be held at the Luzhniki Stadium, which is currently under reconstruction, Interfax reports.Torpedo has seats for only 13,200 people. The Spartak FC sold about 12,000 tickets and needs to sell 10% more to guests.Thus, there will be no open ticket sales. The scheme of seating will be published by the club in the near future. 

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Khimki FC beats Spartak-Nalchik FC 2:1

 The Spartak-Nalchik FC (Kabardino-Balkaria) had its 8th loss out of 9 games of the National Football League in a match with the Khimki FC (Moscow Region), losing 1:2. Igor Koronov scored the only goal.The Spartak-Nalchik FC is the fourth on the scoreboard, one point behind the SKA-Energy FC.The FC will have its next match with the Baltika FC, fifth club in the list, on May 19.The Spartak-Nalchik FC has only 2 matches to play. 

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Russia, Iran, US want wrestling to be included in Olympic Games

 Wrestling federations of Russia, Iran and the US had a press conference at the UN headquarters in New York and urged the world to keep wrestling in the program of the Olympic Games, hoping that the International Olympic Committee will change its mind about excluding the sports from the upcoming games.

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Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili does not rule out that Georgia may take part in the Olympic Games hosted by Sochi in 2014. He noted that Russia had not sent an invitation for the games, RIA Novosti reports.

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Manchester United FC coach retires

 Sir Alex Ferguson, coach of the Manchester United FC, will retire after the match with West Bromwich Albion FC and become a member of the council of directors of his FC.Ferguson was born in Glasgow (Scotland) on December 31, 1941. He became the coach of the Manchester United FC in 1986. He is the fourth in the list of top coaches of The Times and first in the list of Football Pantheon. He owns 38 trophies and has been the champion of the English premier league 13 times. 

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Turkish police officers used tear gas on 14-year-old football players when arguments broke out between players and the referee on the field during the elimination matches of U-14 Turkish Football Championship,

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Russian coach to train Azerbaijan’s Qabala FC

 Russian coach Yuri Semin, a coach of the Moscow Lokomotiv FC and Kiev Dinamo FC, will become the fourth chief coach of Azerbaijan’s Qabala FC this season.The team started the championship with Fatih Kavlak as the coach, replace by Ramiz Mamedov in November and Luis Aragon a month ago. 66-year-old Semin signed a contract with the Qabala FC.He will arrive in Azerbaijan in the near future. 

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