I support a team that no one likes.
- Why are Atalanta fans not friends with anyone? - A question on one of the football excursions in Bergamo. “Historically, it was considered a rejected city, a city in…

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Offside: how football players get into political scandals
In the match against the Czech Republic, the players of the Ukrainian national football team came out in a game form, which depicts the inscription "Glory to Ukraine!". This step…

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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…

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I saw the Champions League final from the inside. It was magical
Any trip to a match for a journalist begins with an accreditation. But the Champions League final is a special procedure. You need to fill out a bunch of documents…

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7 temporary coaches who jumped above their heads

Ole Gunnar Sulskher started perfectly. Recall the other. head coach who was pleasantly surprised.
The specialist who worked before Chelsea only in the modest Milton Keynes Dons and West Bromwich Albion did not seem to be the most logical candidate for the position of Londoner’s manager, but Roman Abramovich had no choice — by that time he seemed to have already said goodbye with all the famous trainers in Europe. As a result, the Italian accepted (temporarily) the proposal in March 2012 after it turned out that Andre Villas-Boash would not be the “new Mourinho”. Continue reading

What is it – to root for the team, which is long gone

“My life changed dramatically on May 6, 2006, on the day of Saint George, which is highly revered in Ossetia. On this day, Stavropol Dynamo and Alania (1: 3) played in the second league. The elder brother Gregory brought me to the match. From that moment on, my heart turned to Ossetian tricolor, and my favorite colors were red and yellow – in honor of the club.
The fans pulled a giant “Alanya” football shirt on the fan sector and launched volleys: “Forward“ Alania ”, we are with you!”. I stood in a daze and felt like patriotism overcomes me. Since then, I have shown interest in the Ossetian culture, the republic. I took pride that my father was an Ossetian, and that in 1995 our small mountain republic became the champion of Russia. Continue reading

Veteran “Spartacus”, which still has not lit.

Many spoke of a small, fragile boy from the Spartak double. The head coach with a sonorous name failed, and instead the team was headed by a general director who had never coached anyone before. It seemed that such a rearrangement would not bring red and white anything but a new failure, but Karpinsky Spartak -2009 turned out to be perhaps the prettiest in the recent history of the club. Would he be a champion, but the cruel pragmatist Kurban Berdyev shattered all hopes to smithereens.
The guy from the double had already cut through the game for the home team. He scored his first goal at the age of 16 very beautifully in the Krasnodar Cup game, and in the derby with Lokomotiv at the age of 17 years and 8 days, he became the youngest scorer in the history of Russian championships. Continue reading

Sulskher in the United, and where are the others? Remember the coaching success of students of Sir Alex
Sulskher in the United, and where are the others? We recall the coaching success of the students of Sir Alex Staw, the main “Joker” in Manchester United, Ole-Gunnar Solskher forever…

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Not really football: what you need to know about the scandal "Dynamo" and "Mariupol"
The biggest scandal in Ukrainian football this summer - the non-appearance of Dynamo Kyiv for the 7th round match of the Premier League in Mariupol - only at first glance…

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