Lev Yashin: human story of a legend
After saving two penalties in Russia’s match against Spain, Igor Akinfeev has become a Russian national hero. However, he is far from the greatest вратарь (goalkeeper) in football history. That honour goes to Lev Yashin, the Black Spider. His is a story of strength, courage and resilience. Against the odds Yashin was born to… Continue reading
2018 FIFA World Cup: Everything You Need to Know Before it Starts
The 2018 Fifa World Cup will be the 21st quadrennial international football tournament contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It will take place in Russia from June 14th to July 15th and will involve 32 national football teams. What we know for sure is that there will be an amazing opening ceremony and… Continue reading
Ready for the UEFA Euro Championship 2016?
Are you ready for the UEFA Euro Championship 2016? The UEFA Euro Championship is starting tomorrow and it’s the event that football fans all over Europe have been waiting for months. It will be the 15th edition of the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Europe organized by UEFA and it’s going to be held in France from the… Continue reading
Zenit and CKA – Support your local team
Zenit and CKA – Get Out And Support Your Local Team Two of the most popular sports to play and watch in Russia are Ice Hockey and Football. Saint Petersburg is home to two teams who play at the highest level in these sports. In this post you will learn everything you need to know… Continue reading
Zenit takes point loss in Russian Premier League
Beloved football team of St. Petersburg, Zenit, has taken a two point loss to their lead at the top of the Russian Premier League, following a draw against team FC Krasnodar. The Zenit team coach, Andre Villas-Boas, was indignant about the loss and accused the referee of making numerous mistakes in his handling of the game.… Continue reading
Let’s cheer for Russia!
Tonight we already will see a little final even before the 1/8 finals have started. Russia plays against Algeria, it’s the last game for both in their group. The situation in that group is quite interesting as theoretically all teams have the chance to reach the 1/8 finals. But of course we want to see… Continue reading
Zenit Rise to the Top
Following a cracking 4-1 victory over Krasnodar on the 12th of April and a 2-1 victory over Anzhi Makhackala, St Petersburg’s football team, Zenit, has risen to the top of the Russian Premier League with just four games left to play. “This was an important victory, a very important one,” Zenit’s manager Andre Villas-Boas said after… Continue reading