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Igor Akinfeev

Born: April 8, 1986 (age 32)

Height: 6'1" (186cm)

Hometown: Vidnoye, Soviet Union
Nationality: Russia Russian

Position: Goalkeeper
Team: CSKA Moscow (no. 1)
Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev punches clear the danger against Sweden on June 18, 2008.
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Career History
Youth1991-2002CSKA Moscow
Senior2002-CSKA Moscow
International2004-Russia
Sports Mole has 113 articles about Igor Akinfeev. Articles 1 to 40:
 Croatia's Ante Rebic celebrates with teammates after scoring their first goal in the game against Argentina on June 21, 2018
Result: Croatia end Russia's run on pens to reach World Cup semi-finals
Croatia beat Russia 4-3 on penalties at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, following a 2-2 draw after extra time, to reach the World Cup semi-finals.
Jul 7, 21:54
Sergio Ramos in action for Spain on September 2, 2017
Sergio Ramos: 'Spain leave World Cup with heads held high'
Sergio Ramos insists that Spain leave with their "heads held high" after being knocked out of the World Cup by hosts Russia on Sunday.
Jul 1, 19:59
Russia's Artem Dzyuba scores their first goal from a penalty in the game against Spain on July 1, 2018
Result: Russia defeat Spain on penalties at World Cup
Russia are through to the World Cup quarter-finals courtesy of a penalty-shootout victory over Spain after Sunday's fixture in Moscow had ended in a 1-1 draw.
Jul 1, 17:45
Russia's Artem Dzyuba scores their first goal from a penalty in the game against Spain on July 1, 2018
Live Commentary: Spain 1-1 Russia (3-4 on penalties) - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Russia progress through to the World Cup quarter-finals courtesy of a penalty-shootout win over Spain.
Jul 1, 14:00
Diego Costa celebrates getting the equaliser with David Silva during the World Cup group game between Portugal and Spain on June 15, 2018
Preview: Spain vs. Russia - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup last-16 clash between Spain and Russia.
Jun 29, 11:30
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez in action during his side's World Cup qualifier with Bolivia in October 2017
Result: Uruguay beat 10-man Russia to top Group A
Uruguay seal top spot in World Cup Group A with a 3-0 win over 10-man Russia at the Samara Arena, with both Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani on the scoresheet.
Jun 25, 16:54
Egypt's Mohamed Salah in action with Russia's Yuri Zhirkov in the World Cup match on June 19, 2018
Result: Russia beat Egypt 3-1 to close in on qualification from Group A
Russia produce an emphatic 3-1 victory over Egypt in Group A of the 2018 World Cup at the St Petersburg Stadium to move closer to qualifying for the next round.
Jun 19, 20:52
Russia's Aleksandr Samedov celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates during the World Cup warm-up friendly with Turkey on June 5, 2018
Preview: Russia vs. Saudi Arabia - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the opening game of the 2018 World Cup as hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia in Moscow.
Jun 12, 20:48
The Russian team poses ahead of their international friendly with Turkey in June 2018
World Cup preview: Russia
Ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russia, Sports Mole previews the host nation's chances of success at their own tournament.
Jun 7, 10:11
Russia's Aleksandr Samedov scores their first goal against Turkey on June 5, 2018
Result: Russia held by Turkey in final pre-World Cup friendly
Aleksandr Samedov's strike is cancelled out by Yunus Malli as Russia are held to a 1-1 draw by Turkey in their final pre-World Cup friendly.
Jun 5, 18:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Russia put faith in domestic players for home World Cup
Russia name a largely domestic-based squad for the World Cup this summer, with just two of their 23 players playing outside of the tournament's host nation.
Jun 3, 15:34
Fyodor Smolov in action for Russia in June 2017
Result: Russia's winless run continues in buildup to World Cup
World Cup hosts Russia fall to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Austria in Innsbruck to extend their winless run to six games with just 15 days to go until the tournament.
May 30, 21:36
Danny Welbeck of Arsenal during the Europa League match against Ostersunds FK on February 22, 2018
Arsene Wenger hails "exceptional" forward Danny Welbeck
Arsene Wenger heaps praise on Danny Welbeck for his clinical finish against CSKA Moscow in a tricky second leg for Arsenal.
Apr 13, 10:17
Danny Welbeck of Arsenal during the Europa League match against Ostersunds FK on February 22, 2018
Result: Arsenal survive CSKA Moscow scare to progress through
Arsenal recover from two goals down on the night to earn a 6-3 aggregate victory against CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals of the Europa League.
Apr 12, 22:01
Aaron Ramsey scores the third during the Europa League quarter-final game between Arsenal and CSKA Moscow on April 5, 2018
Result: Aaron Ramsey, Alexandre Lacazette put Arsenal in control against CSKA Moscow
Arsenal take control of their Europa League quarter-final clash against CSKA Moscow courtesy of a 4-1 home victory over the Russians at the Emirates Stadium.
Apr 5, 21:53
Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Everton on February 3, 2018
Preview: Arsenal vs. CSKA Moscow - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews the Europa League action as Arsenal take on Russia side CSKA Moscow in the quarter-finals of the competition.
Apr 4, 14:05
Paulinho in action for Brazil against England on November 14, 2017
Result: Brazil step things up to breeze past Russia in Moscow
Brazil net three goals in 13 second-half minutes to beat Russia 3-0 in an international friendly clash at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Mar 23, 17:55
Mouctar Diakhaby in action for Lyon on October 19, 2017
Result: Marcelo gives Lyon first-leg lead over CSKA Moscow in Europa League last 16
Lyon earn a 1-0 advantage over CSKA Moscow in the first leg of their last-16 Europa League clash thanks to a second-half header from Marcelo at the VEB Arena
Mar 8, 19:55
Luke Shaw and Fyodor Chalov during the Champions League match between Manchester United and CSKA Moscow on December 5, 2017
Result: Manchester United come from behind to confirm place in last 16
Manchester United confirm their place in the last 16 of the Champions League as Group A winners courtesy of a 2-1 victory over CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford.
Dec 5, 21:37
Luke Shaw is substituted in Manchester United's match against Sunderland on April 9, 2017
Team News: Jose Mourinho hands Luke Shaw start
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho makes six changes and hands Luke Shaw a start for tonight's Champions League game with CSKA Moscow.
Dec 5, 18:51
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton on September 17, 2017
Result: Romelu Lukaku nets brace in strong Manchester United win
Manchester United make it two wins from two Group A matches after recording a 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow in Wednesday night's Champions League clash.
Sep 27, 21:35
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Cristiano Ronaldo stays under spotlight to help Portugal beat hosts Russia
Cristiano Ronaldo scores the one and only goal in Portugal's victory over hosts Russia in the Confederations Cup.
Jun 21, 17:52
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli celebrates after scoring during his side's Premier League match with Manchester City at White Hart Lane on October 2, 2016
Dele Alli: 'Tottenham Hotspur have belief in squad'
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli admits that he was growing "frustrated" during his side's 3-1 win over CSKA Moscow, but was always confident the chances would come.
Dec 7, 22:08
Harry Kane celebrates scoring for Spurs on September 18, 2016
Result: Tottenham Hotspur end Wembley woes to book place in Europa League
Tottenham Hotspur end a six-match losing streak at Wembley to book their place in the Europa League courtesy of a 3-1 victory over CSKA Moscow.
Dec 7, 21:40
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino on the touchline during his side's North London derby against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on November 6, 2016
Live Commentary: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 CSKA Moscow - as it happened
Relive Tottenham's 3-1 victory over CSKA Moscow as Spurs come from behind to end their Wembley woes and book their place in the Europa League.
Dec 7, 18:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Son Heung-min scores to give Tottenham first win in Champions League campaign
Son Heung-min scores in a 1-0 victory over Group E opponents CSKA Moscow to give Tottenham Hotspur their first win of the Champions League campaign.
Sep 27, 21:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Wales thrash Russia to claim historic win and Group B top spot
Wales pull off a historic feat by thrashing Russia to reach the last 16 at Euro 2016.
Jun 20, 21:50
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Wales on course for Euro 2016 knockout phase
Goals from Aaron Ramsey and Neil Taylor put Wales on the brink of the Euro 2016 knockout phase.
Jun 20, 20:47
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Slovakia overcome Russia in Group B
Vladimir Weiss and Marek Hamsik score the goals as Slovakia record a 2-1 win over Russia in their Euro 2016 Group B clash in Lille.
Jun 15, 15:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
England boss Roy Hodgson hits back at Gareth Bale's "disrespectful" comments
England manager Roy Hodgson hits back at "disrespectful" Gareth Bale for claiming that the Three Lions lack pride and passion.
Jun 13, 10:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Vasili Berezutski breaks England hearts with late equaliser
England are made to regret missed opportunities as they are held to a 1-1 draw by Russia in their opening Group B match of Euro 2016.
Jun 11, 21:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Harry Kane leads England line against Russia as Jamie Vardy among substitutes
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy is on the bench for England's Euro 2016 Group B opener against Russia as Harry Kane leads the Three Lions line in Marseille.
Jun 11, 19:10
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: England 1-1 Russia - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Euro 2016 Group B clash between England and Russia in Marseille, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Jun 11, 19:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: PSV progress to last 16 with CKSA win
PSV Eindhoven come from behind late on to beat CSKA Moscow and progress as Champions League Group B runners-up at the expense of Manchester United.
Dec 8, 21:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Nothing to separate PSV, CSKA at break
PSV Eindhoven and CSKA Moscow are goalless at half time of their final Champions League Group B match at Philips Stadion.
Dec 8, 20:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Andre Schurrle sends Wolfsburg top of Group B, CSKA Moscow out
Andre Schurrle scores twice against CSKA Moscow to send Wolfsburg to the top of Group B in the Champions League, while their opponents are knocked out of the competition.
Nov 25, 18:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: CSKA Moscow, Wolfsburg struggle to break deadlock in Champions League clash
CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg draw a blank in the first half of their Champions League Group B match in Russia.
Nov 25, 17:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: CSKA Moscow 0-2 Wolfsburg - as it happened
Take a look back at how Andre Schurrle inspired Wolfsburg to victory over CSKA Moscow with Sports Mole's text coverage.
Nov 25, 16:28
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Roman Shirokov wins it late on for Russia
Russia skipper Roman Shirokov scores a 90th-minute winner as Russia beat Portugal 1-0 in an international friendly on Saturday.
Nov 14, 16:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Manchester United clinch narrow win over CSKA Moscow
Manchester United clinch a 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow in Tuesday night's Champions League Group B clash at Old Trafford, thanks to Wayne Rooney's second-half header.
Nov 3, 21:36

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