Mauro Camoranesi: the cruel fate of the half-forgotten titanium of Italian football
Mauro Camoranesi remains a mystery to the entire football world. He deserves to be remembered, and he has something to brag about for his rich career, but it just so…

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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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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…

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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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My specialty is football.

City where football clubs constantly die

Nizhny Novgorod is one of the most important millionaires in the country. Argentina, England, Croatia and other top teams will soon arrive there, and then one of the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup will take place. At the same time, clubs are regularly buried here: an outrageous project with the first legionnaires in Russia, and a team full of aging stars, and a lamp team named after the region. Alexander Plekhanov went to Nizhny Novgorod and figured out why such a fragile region has such a fragile football.
“Do you know what“ Russian roulette ”is? This is when you are given the task of taking the sixth place, and otherwise you threaten to disperse the whole team, ”said Valery Ovchinnikov about the goals of the Nizhny Novgorod Lokomotiv. He was engaged in the team from 1989 to 2002 – at first he only coached, and then became the club president. Continue reading

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 and leave detailed information about yourself, after which the UEFA spokespersons make inquiries about the existence of the media and people who want to be accredited. Anyone can both refuse and confirm the application. The answer has to wait about a month. All this time you live impatiently from waiting, and every day, convulsively, 10 times a day, you check the mail, where the answer should come from just one main word: confirmed or rejected. This is something like a childhood at school, when you are waiting for a test grade or exam and are afraid that the teacher will say loudly to the whole class that you are not satisfied.
The distribution of elephants begins one day before the match in the Kiev Palace of Sports. Continue reading

Who is Ayrton Lucas and why is he to Spartak?
On Monday, December 17, Spartak announced the acquisition of left-back Fluminense, Ayrton Lucas, with whom a long-term contract was concluded. According to unofficial information, Muscovites paid about 7 million euros…

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Ten footballers who will tear in 2019
The end of the year is a time for interesting predictions. In 2018, the Golden Ball was received by Luka Modric, thereby interrupting the hegemony of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel…

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