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The latecomer goes insight, or why CSKA deserved more in this European Cup campaign
Offense is not the right word. After the historical 3: 0 at the Santiago Bernabéu, after two victories over the current European club champion, after seven points scored in the group, not even receiving a consolation prize in the form of the Europa League is something.
CSKA certainly deserved more. The most interesting, the most playing Russian team at the moment, and in particular in the current European Cup campaign, has raised the bar of its own claims too high after two starting rounds of the group stage of the Champions League. We all, despite the club preferences, paid tribute to youth and the enthusiasm of the army team. Continue reading
Interesting facts about the FIFA World Cup 2018
1. The World Cup Final turned out to be surprisingly productive: France and Croatia scored 6 goals for two. So many goals in the World Cup finals have not been scored since 1966, but then it took extra time. In general, only once in the entire history of the championship did more were scored in the final: in 1958, Brazil defeated Sweden with a score of 5: 2. And yet – in the final of 2018 alone there are more goals scored than in all previous finals that took place in this century!
2. The record of the world championships in the number of games from the start without zero draws has been broken. Previously, it was equal to 26 matches, now it has grown to 36. In the final round of the group tournament, France and Denmark, by clear mutual agreement, played 0: 0 – and more this result did not repeat until the finish. Continue reading
Football was being killed in my hometown. But he still survived
Kirzhach – a city on the border of the Vladimir region with a population of about 30 thousand people. In the summer it is filled with Moscow summer residents, and the rest of the time this place lives a quiet and measured life. At the district and regional championships, football players from Kirzhach sometimes give out something good, but they do not make it any further. Below is a story about amateur football that ordinary teens tried to save.
There is no professional football in Kirzhach. Championships of the region and the region – the ceiling for all who know how to do something with the ball. Stadiums are maintained in good condition, but often only mothers with children walk on them. Coaches-activists carry children to football tournaments from football sections. They are few, and none of the players still make their way somewhere higher. One of the guys tried out for a large-scale view at CSKA – I didn’t get to the final list. Teens love football, so chase the ball in the yards. Moreover, organized entertainment in a small town is no longer to be found. Continue reading