The last great days of the Soviet Union

Twenty pivotal seconds brought football’s Iron Curtain down. Munich’s iconic Olympiastadion played host to the final of the 1988 European Championships, and it was here, in the 57th minute, that the last great act of the Soviet Union unfolded. Trailing 2-0, the second goal, that incredible Marco van Basten goal, the one which left Rinat…

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The Lob: The engrossing world of Russian football

In two years’ time the world will descend upon Russia for the FIFA World Cup, and we have brought you the inside story on what makes their football tick. Our panel consists of Moscow-based Alan Moore, a columnist for Russia’s largest sports news portal Championat, Manuel Veth, Editor-in-Chief of Soviet football site Futbolgrad and PhD…

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