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…

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Before Gareth Bale was Freddy Eastwood. The main hope of Wales, which almost everyone has forgotten
There were many geeks, but rarely one of them justifies the expectations. Eastwood was another vain hope for Wales. Before Gareth Bale was Freddy Eastwood. The main hope of Wales,…

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How "Manchester City" beat "Liverpool" and returned to the golden race
In the match, which indirectly could be called gold, Guardiola and Klopp again came face to face to give us the best football. After the zeros on the scoreboard in…

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right flank of the attack

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

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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I earn so much that I can buy your life. ” The most fierce brawler of our time
"Such a life. It's just me, ”Marco Arnautovich said with a helpless gesture when he crashed a club car two days after receiving it. In “Twente” they understood what they…

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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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