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Russia to switch to fall-spring season

  • AP, Tuesday, September 14, 2010 10:57 AM

The Russian soccer federation has decided to switch to a fall-spring season, moving in line with the leagues played across most of Europe.

The decision was made, according to federation head Sergei Fursenko so "synchronizing our competitions with the Europeans brings soccer in Russia to a higher level."

The move, which will take place in the fall of 2012, as Russia bids to host the 2018 World Cup.

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