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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The latecomer goes insight, or why CSKA deserved more in this European Cup campaign
Offense is not the right word. After the historical 3: 0 at the Santiago Bernabéu, after two victories over the current European club champion, after seven points scored in the…

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London experiences "Arsenal" - "Leicester"
Arsenal: Czech - Bellerin, Mertezaker, Koselni, Montreal - Cokelen, Ramsey - Oxlade-Chamberlain, Yezil, Sanchez - Girou Subs not used: Ospina, Chambers, Flamini, Elneny, Walcott, Welbeck, Campbell Leicester: Schmeichel - Simpson,…

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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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A politician who loves football

Fellut is a tiny village near Budapest, where about two thousand people live. The tranquility of a sleepy Hungarian corner with one main street and several shops is broken only by the “Pancho Arena” – an architectural masterpiece, opened in 2014 with a capacity of 3.8 thousand spectators. The cozy stadium is more like a cathedral: wooden vaults and copper towers give the building an appropriate flavor. Only parking adds a modern appearance to the arena: you can often see the cars of Hungary’s richest people on it.
“Pancho Arena” – a project of the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the construction of which took 17 million dollars. The 54-year-old politician has been driving the country since 2010, supports Putin and is simply obsessed with football. Orban fell ill with this game before birth. His father was a fan of football and dragged along with his family, even for open training. Continue reading

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

London experiences “Arsenal” – “Leicester”

Arsenal: Czech – Bellerin, Mertezaker, Koselni, Montreal – Cokelen, Ramsey – Oxlade-Chamberlain, Yezil, Sanchez – Girou
Subs not used: Ospina, Chambers, Flamini, Elneny, Walcott, Welbeck, Campbell
Leicester: Schmeichel – Simpson, Morgan, Hoot, Fuchs – Marez, Drinkwater, Kante, Albrighton – Okazaki, Vardi
Spare: Schwarzer, Wasilewski, Chillwell, King, Gray, Dyer, Ulloa
Referee of the match: Martin Atkinson
It was a good game at Emirates. The first half was completely with the full dominance of the owners of the arena. Arsenal clearly bet on a quick goal. The hosts were determined. Continue reading

Is it time to go out?
Transfers have been an integral part of football since its inception. At first they are chaotic, now they follow clearly defined rules. Every year, the players are becoming more expensive,…

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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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