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The ascent of Dynamo Kyiv in Europe in the late 1990s

MONACO’S EXHILARATING RUN to the Champions League semi-finals in 2017 was as thrilling as it was tinged by a shade of sadness, given Leonardo Jardim’s brilliant team looked certain to be pulled…

The golden ages of the Soviet national team

THINK OF THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL TEAM and you’re unlikely to think of anything particularly positive. One brief flutter towards success came in reaching the Euro 2008 semi-finals in fine style – led by…

The last great days of the Soviet Union

Reaching the final of Euro 88 and re-forming again in 1992 after the Union’s collapse, the Soviet national team enjoyed fleeting highs in their final days