The Russian Football Union cannot afford to pay the wages of national team boss Fabio Capello (above), according to a member of the governing body's executive committee.
Sergey Stepashin was quoted as telling Russia's Interfax news agency that the organisation did not have enough money to pay the Italian.
"I declare that the Russian Football Union does not have enough money to pay Capello's salary," Stepashin said. "When we signed a contract with him, we should have thought about how to fund it. Today we need to find these financial sources."
Capello has not been paid for five months, according to reports in Russia, with his salary a reported £7million a year.
The former England boss has been in the post since 2012 and saw his side knocked out at the group stage at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Stephanie in line for FIFA award
Republic of Ireland Women's National Team striker Stephanie Roche has been nominated for the Puskás Award for FIFA's best goal of the year.
Her goal for Peamount United in October 2013, in the Women's National League against Wexford Youths is one of ten shortlisted for the global award. The goal became an internet sensation attracting over 2.5 million views on You Tube.