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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7 players who refused to work with Guardiola at Manchester City
The current Manchester City is a dream club. It has everything to achieve results and become successful. And the main thing that is here is money, a lot of money.…

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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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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 it has a purely sports basis. Ukrainian football is a long and complex history of relations between the powerful, a series of alliances, betrayals, offenses and backstage negotiations. Often intertwined with big politics and always tied up with big money and influence. What are silent, discussing the topic of “Dynamo” and “Mariupol” – in the material RBC-Ukraine.
Post-revolutionary decline
After 2014, the second Maidan, the start of the war and the annexation of a part of the Ukrainian territory, the once growing, albeit with oligarchic money, Ukrainian football entered a steep dive. Part of the Ukrainian oligarchs were cut off from budgetary flows and influence on political processes. Some of them were forced to flee the country, while others cost a significant drop in Forbes ratings. Continue reading

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 immediately caused a negative reaction from Russia – the local football union complained about this to FIFA and UEFA. This is not the only case of political scandals in football. RBC-Ukraine recalls the loudest of them that have happened lately.
Who prevents someone else’s “Glory”
Ukrainian footballers were accused of politicizing the game. The Ukrainian national football team in a match on September 6 won the Czech team in the first round of a new tournament of European teams, the League of Nations. The day before the match, a new game form of the Ukrainian team was presented. The slogan “Glory to Ukraine!” Appeared on T-shirts, which caused a mixed reaction in Russia. Continue reading

Dziuba rights: Emery - trainer
Unai Emery - the highest paid coach of the League 1. His salary is 450 thousand euros per month. The closest pursuer, Zhardim from Monaco, gets a whole hundred less.…

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Interesting facts about the World Cup
Very little time remains before the start of the World Cup, which will be held in our country. And the very first such tournament was held in 1930 in Uruguay.…

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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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