Political Football: the magnificent, murky world of Soviet, Ukrainian and Russian football

Political Football: the magnificent, murky world of Soviet, Ukrainian and Russian football

To start a new podcast series, we examine the footballing history of the USSR. Not just those iconic CCCP shirts, but how the Soviet authorities used football as a political tool; their successes, failures, bans and boycotts. How did Ukrainian football prosper behind the Iron Curtain, and what changed when it came down? In the end, was the 2018 World Cup merely another victory for Moscow’s political power?

 

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Panellists:

Stuart Horsfield // @loxleymistey44

Gary Thacker // @All_Blue_Daze

Steven Scragg // @scraggy_74

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