Bid ambassador Alexei Smertin is confident the 2018 World Cup will be coming to Russia.
Alexei Smertin has finally announced his retirement from the game after a career spanning 16 years.
Alexei Smertin has stated his intent to return to Russia, following his release by Fulham.
Cardiff have expressed their disappointment after failing to sign Russian midfielder Alexei Smertin.
Fulham have snapped up Julian Gray from Coventry City and released Alexei Smertin.
Fulham boss Roy Hodgson says Alexei Smertin and Collins John are both free to leave Craven Cottage.
Former Russia international Alexei Smertin has stated he would have loved to have played against England.
Michael Owen has been warned not to gamble with his fitness on the artificial surface in Moscow.
Alexei Smertin is loving life with Fulham and would be happy to finish his career at Craven Cottage.