The main virtues of 2018.
Let's be honest, footballers rarely boast a good reputation. Drinkers, brawlers and revelers - when you have money and fame, the world is full of temptations. But this is not…

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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…

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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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Shunsuke Nakamura: Japanese genius, who became the legend of “Celtic”

Despite the considerable success, few of the fans with warmth recalls the “Celtic” from the time of Gordon Strachan. They prefer the five-year plan led by Martin O’Neill, who returned the Celts to the top of Scottish football and put an end to the Rangers hegemony. Even in Europe, the specialist is respected – the giants Juventus, Lyon and Porto have all fallen victim to the coach’s wards. In 2003, the Scots reached the UEFA Cup final.
Strakan signed a contract with the legendary club in 2005 – a year after the departure of Henrik Larsson. All the best players were getting old, and after the loss of the main talisman, the future seemed foggy. Continue reading

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 which people were forced to fight for their lives and the right to happiness,” the guide’s emotional response hit everyone.
That phrase is like the image of all Atalanta fans. Milan with two superclubs is located very close to Bergamo, and some tifozy “Rossoneri” and “Inter” mockingly call Bergamo a suburb. But even in such conditions, “Atalanta” fights and defends its identity.
In 2002, in the next issue of Futbol magazine, there was material about the new season of the Italian Championship, and the first team in alphabetical order was Atalanta. Beautiful name, aesthetic coat of arms, favorite black and blue colors – life seemed to lead me to the “Goddess”. Then, as a nine-year-old boy, I just entered the world of football and did not even know how much pain Atalanta would cause me in the future. Continue reading

Love at first sight

The German Bundesliga has always impressed with bright games and talented players. One of the Bundesteams is my favorite team – Borussia Dortmund. Dortmund is the heart of Westphalia, a small town with great fame.
In this team there were no legends and big world stars, but there was a soul and a huge passion for football. And in 2008, young Jürgen Klopp, who had previously coached Mainz, took over as head coach. Then, probably, the hearts of the fans of Borussia began to beat even stronger. He raised Dortmund to the world level. And on April 30, 2011, having defeated Nürnberg, Borussia became the German Champion. For the first time – under the leadership of Jürgen Klop. Continue reading

Unlucky lucky. 6-time champion can complete a career in 22 years
The current season for Bayern Munich is rather strange - at the beginning of the campaign, only the lazy did not predict the early resignation of Niko Kovacs, and a…

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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…

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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…

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