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 talk about the "saints" of the world of football
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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Forgotten homeland. 5 players from Germany
The loud statements that the Russian national team reached a new level after the World Cup died down - everything gradually returns to its roots, replete with hopelessness, humiliation and…

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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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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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Football players use snus. Why is it important?
Snus is a smokeless type of tobacco. It contains almost three times more nicotine than a regular cigarette. Crushed moist tobacco is placed for some time between the upper or…

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