Andrey Sergeyevich Arshavin is a Russian footballer born in 29 May 1981 at Leningrad, Soviet Union. He plays professional football with FC Zenit Saint Petersburg and served as the Captain of the Russian national team earlier.

His club career began with Zenit in 2000 and won several trophies, including Russian, Russian Premier League, Russian Super Cup, Premier League Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Cup. His stint with Zenit also earned him the Russian Footballer of the Year.

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Sheriff add fifth Brazilian to squad


Moldovan giants FC Sheriff have added a fifth Brazilian to their squad in the shape of striker Juninho Potiguar from Icasa in Brazil.

After failing to achieve promotion to the top flight last season, Juninho was allowed to leave Icasa on a free transfer, signing a three-year contract with the European club. The forward will now be looking to help his new club achieve a tenth straight Divizia Națională title, joining compatriots Enrique Luvannor, Ricardinho, Ernandes and Jhonatan at Sheriff.

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Caras Targets Euro 2016 Spot


Moldova coach, Ion Caras, has targeted a place at Euro 2016 after agreeing a two-year contract extension with the national team.

Friendlies have also been arranged for next month with Moldova scheduled to play Norway on 15th January and Poland five days later with both matches set to take place in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

Moldova met Poland in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, drawing one game and losing the other, while they have failed to win any of their four previous matches against Norway.

Moldova are also set to play a friendly against Andorra on 5th March.

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The manager of the Moldovan national football team, Ion Caras, has said that the goalless draw that his team pulled off in a World Cup qualifying game against Ukraine last year gave them the belief that they can do well against the good sides.

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Former English FA chairman David Bernstein has said that manager Roy Hodgson should not be sacked from the job if England do not manage to make it into the 2014 World Cup. The possibility of England failing to qualify for this major tournament still exists because they are only in the second place in the group.

The team will be having an important World Cup qualifying match against Moldova on September 6. It could go a long way into deciding the future of national team. There are only a handful of World Cup qualifying matches left before the tournament begins.

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Brazil managed to win their group in the Confederations cup following a 4-2 win over Italy. As a result of this win, they will be facing Uruguay in the semifinals of the competition.

Even though the last few matches have been the first competitive encounters Brazil have been facing after more than two years, they have been able to grind results and reach the semifinals quite comfortably. Uruguay, though, will be giving them a great competition in the semifinals, which has led to major bookmakers giving narrow odds on the match.

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Moldova managed to surprise everyone by managing a 1-1 draw with Poland in a World Cup qualifying match. Moldova came into the encounter as the team sitting just above the bottom of the table. They had taken four points from the six matches they have played so far.

The team has almost no hope of qualifying for the World Cup. They are playing in the group stages only for pride. They achieved it exactly following a 1-1 draw with Poland. This result has left it extremely difficult for the Polish also to think about qualifying for the World Cup.

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Moldova lost their group match against Ukraine 2-1 to remain just one place above the bottom of group. Moldova faced a tough competition to even think about qualifying for the World Cup through the play-offs.

This is due to the fact that Moldova were in the same group as the likes of England and Montenegro. The winner from a group automatically qualifies for the World Cup, while the second placed team has to go through a play-off game against a team from Europe. After having played six matches in the group so far, Moldova have taken just one victory.

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Increase your success at sports betting


There are three types of sports betters; those that do it in support of their favourite player or club, those that do it just for fun, and those who do it to make money - in other words professional sports betters.

First we will consider the fortunes of those who bet on their favourite clubs, and we will consider the Premier league. If you had bet on Manchester United to win every game, then you would have done very well. At the date of writing the club had won 24 games, lost 2 and drawn 3.

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The Romanian midfielder Adrian Ropotan, who recently signed for the Russian club FC Volga, has said that his main aim this season is to help the club avoid relegation. The 26-year-old arrives at the club on an 18 month contract.

He is a free transfer for the club after his contract with the Russian club Dynamo Moscow came to an end recently. Ropotan has said that he wants to play and demonstrate his skills. Due to the fact that the club has shown a lot of faith in bringing him, he wants to repay the faith by helping them avoid relegation this season.

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