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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See you soon. Who will almost certainly leave Ligue 1 in winter
On the first day of the new year in Europe, the transfer window opened. Large teams are looking for a point gain at problematic positions, while weak teams are preparing…

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John Terry. Leave to return
John Terry. Leave to return John Terry decided to hang the shoes on a nail. After the 37-year-old football player refused to go to Spartak Moscow, his decision to “tie…

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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

Valery Lobanovsky - Great coach!
The older generation of football fans who took the beginning of the 1960s should remember well the famous corner kicks of Valery Lobanovsky, the attacking Dynamo player of Kiev Dynamo.…

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Fighter pilot became a star of football and journalism
“It was a terrible time: a sea of ​​murders, explosions” Sunderland paid 18,000 pounds for me. Damn it, for those times it was a lot of money. Someone from the…

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Before Gareth Bale was Freddy Eastwood. The main hope of Wales, which almost everyone has forgotten
In August 2007, the 23-year-old striker scored a goal during his debut in the Wales national team, thanks to which Bulgaria was replayed. The blow impressed: Eastwood demonstrated desire, technique…

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