Mário Fernandes has eaten the winner of the Champions League from Liverpool. Catch proof
Style of play Both Robertson and Mario Fernandez are attacking defenders. In clubs and national teams they are constantly on the move, often with the ball in someone else's penalty…

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How to raise John Terry (part 1)
Everything you wanted to know about #destitutes in Russia through the eyes of a parent, but didn't know who to ask. Emotionally, mentally, truthfully. Take, made for you and all…

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Rabiner — the return of Kokorin and Mamaev
I am glad that the prison-camp stage in the history of Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev is over BEFORE they became their own in the colony, dissolved in it, absorbed…

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Russia finally mighty Junior. It should be in Euros

Lift the curse!
The youth team is totally unlucky. In the XXI century our team was selected for the Euro only once — in 2013. But the tournament is better not to remember: Spain (with de GEA and ISCO), the Netherlands (with Wijnaldum and Deaem) and Germany (with Emre Gian and Mustafi) had not given Russia any points. And it’s then we had a solid pitch, Cheryshev, Shatov, Dzagoev, Schennikov…

On the second Russian team like a curse. In Soviet times, our youth was considered one of the strongest in Europe — three times won the continental tournament (in 1976, 1980 and 1990), and in 1977 became the best on the planet. Now everything is quite the opposite: Russia has passed the qualifying stages 14 times, but reached the final only three times. And there is not succeed — lost all six matches at Euro youth. Continue reading

Euro 2012, match Russia-Greece. Enchanted gates or badly drawn cart.

They say that Russians harness for a long time, but they drive fast. Unfortunately, at Euro 2012 football it did not work. The impression was that the Russian team went to the tournament in Poland on a poorly harnessed cart. And if in the first match with the Czechs, this cart was going, even rushing along the road, the Russians beat the Czechs with a score of 4: 1, in the match with the poles and, especially, in the match with the Greeks, this cart stopped altogether. Whether cinch weakened, whether pastorate disconnected, but it turned out, as they say, “no whoa, no, well”. Continue reading

Russia made "Hampden Park" to shut up
"One big win» The lone bagpipes were screaming somewhere on the way to the stadium. Before the game the Scots Russians had two and a half hours, slow the British…

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That's a scary word fan
It is impossible to separate sports from fans. Each sport has enough fans. But it is good when the love for the team or for some athlete is limited to…

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Unnecessary football
Poltava football fans are unique. They do not go to the matches of "Vorskla" in the Ukrainian championship, completely ignored the team's rather successful European Cup season. But as soon…

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