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El Racismo en el Futbol Europeo

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El racismo en el deporte del fútbol, en los escenarios nacionales e internacionales, ha sido frecuente desde el comienzo de este deporte. Como se discutió previamente, en este blog y en el clase, deportes reflejan las características de la sociedad en que se están jugando, incluyendo la política, las calles y todos los sentimientos sociales.

Invincible Milan: The Forgotten Story of AC Milan’s Unbeaten Season under Fabio Capello

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by Mathew Burt

The football world is often quick to judge and can suffer from memory loss when it comes to judging players and managers. The descent from hero to villain is often a rapid one; past glories soon get buried under a bad run of results and the ensuing media pressure.

Russian Premier League

Russia EURO 2016 adidas Home and Away Pre-Match Kits

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adidas has released the pre-match kits to be worn by Russia at this summer's EURO [...]

Generation Next: 5 exciting young talents to watch in the Russian Premier League in 2016

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#Generation Next is our dedicated section on Just Football in which we bring you tomorrow's stars today – the exciting young talents you need to know about. Last time out we profiled some of South...

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Russia EURO 2016 adidas Home and Away Kits

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The Russian national men's football team will debut theirEURO 2016 homekit on Saturday when they [...]

Generation Next: Sardar Azmoun – Meet the Team Melli star with the Bergkamp style touch

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Americans Abroad

Maars Rover?

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To follow up on last week's Björn Maars Johnsen post, that MLS interest is in competition with enduring suitors from all the places I outed in the fall (2.Bundesliga, the Netherlands, Greece, Russia), plus some in France and Turkey. I'm getting closer to pinpointing a few club names, but once the Bulgarian FA announced the fate of Litex Lovech, his move could happen quickly.

Trying On The Borscht Belt

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I have been informed that Cesar Romero has parted ways with FC Pyunik and will arrive in Russia on Friday to begin an Amkar Perm audition. Those who noticed he was not dressed for their Champions League qualifier against Molde FK tonight probably figured something was up, and there ya go.- Greg Seltzer

Russian Cesar?

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According to RPL club Amkar Perm (who once felt the Europa League wrath of Clint Dempsey), they will be auditioning FC Pyunik free-agent-to-be Cesar Romero at their Turkish preseason gathering next month. He has had interest from Serbian champs Partizan Belgrade and reportedly from Mexico, but I am still trying to get the full word.

2018 World Cup

Russia plans to strengthen 2018 World Cup security in the wake of Paris attacks

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Security at the 2018 World Cup will be strengthened following this month's attacks in Paris, Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko (above) promised on Tuesday. The vow came after the organizing committee met with inspectors from FIFA.

"We discussed the problems of security in detail," Mutko, who is also the head of the 2018 World Cup organizing committee, told reporters after the meeting.

Russia plans to strengthen 2018 World Cup security in the wake of Paris attacks

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Security at the 2018 World Cup will be strengthened following this month's attacks in Paris, Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko (above) promised on Tuesday. The vow came after the organizing committee met with inspectors from FIFA.

"We discussed the problems of security in detail," Mutko, who is also the head of the 2018 World Cup organizing committee, told reporters after the meeting.

Early preview- Who will go to Russia? (European Qualifying)

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Exactly a year from now (4 September, 2016), we'll have our first European qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The draw for the qualification process of the tournament took place in July, with 52 teams drawn into nine groups for the European stage of qualifying. Apart from hosts Russia, who automatically qualify, there [.

FIFA Corruption Scandal: A World Cup Boycott Will Cost England Millions And Achieve Nothing

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Should European footballing nations boycott theWorld Cup shouldSepp Blatterremain head of FIFA? Would Russia, hosts of the 2018 World Cup, agree to any boycott of the tournament it 'won' the right to host?

Russia's President Vladimir V. Putin called the arrests of FIFA officials in Zurich on Wednesday "another blatant attempt by the United States to extend its jurisdiction to other states.

Spain

Euro 2016: Team by Team Guide

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Euro 2016: Team by Team Guide - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It is only a matter of a few months until Euro 2016 comes around, and with the qualification stages to determine the entrants into the finals now over, the draw for the finals is much anticipated. The draw will take place on the 12th of December in Paris, and the pots for the same have been determined based on the seedings.

RUSSIA 2018 | SPAIN IN GROUP G WITH ITALY | FIFA WORLD CUP

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General Football News

PHOTO: Manchester United Flag On Top Of The Universe

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PHOTO: Manchester United Flag On Top Of The Universe - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

NASA astronauts should earn a special place in the Manchester United'shistory book for flying the club banner around the Universe.

Let's see the image first:

Manchester United are now not only top of the league, but are top of the Universe as well, thanks to a Russian Red Devil.

Arsenal star fastest player in the world, Chelsea winger & Gareth Bale feature in top 20

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EA Sports have revealed the top 20 fastest players in the world in their latest FIFA 2016 edition. Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has emerged as the fastest player in the FIFA 16 Ranking, while Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale finds himself in sixth position.

Champions League draw 2015/16: Manchester United handed dream group

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Champions League draw 2015/16: Manchester United handed dream group - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The UEFA Champions League draw has been completed in Monaco this evening.

UEFA Champions League 2015/16 Group Stages

Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea will be happy with a relatively easy group.

Arsenal plot formal bid for Real Madrid forward

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Arsenal plot formal bid for Real Madrid forward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal are planning to make a formal move for Real Madrid winger Denis Cheryshev, according to reports from Spanish newspaper AS.

New Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez has been pretty impressed with the Russian's effort in the pre-season and wants him as a back up for Cristiano Ronaldo.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia – Will It Go Ahead?

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Will It Go Ahead? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Russia as a country, as a movement and as a powerful force has one of the most fascinating histories. A self-proclaimed world-empire in the seventeen hundreds, an increase of socialist regimes in the late nineteenth century, the infamous revolution of 1917, the rise and fall of the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin and the country's alliance with Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Germany.

Qatar

What we know so far about Russia’s alleged corruption to win 2018 World Cup bid

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When people around soccerspeak about vote bribing surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, many will immediately jump to Qatar. The stories about bribery coming from the Qatar committee are numerous, public and accepted by many as the truth. But the Russia 2018 bid isn't presented by singing angels either.

What we know so far about Russia’s alleged corruption to win 2018 World Cup bid

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When people around soccerspeak about vote bribing surrounding the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, many will immediately jump to Qatar. The stories about bribery coming from the Qatar committee are numerous, public and accepted by many as the truth. But the Russia 2018 bid isn't presented by singing angels either.

What should happen to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?

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The shockingly sudden resignation of Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA prompts a number of questions, many of which are a long way from being answered. Some will remain unanswered until the prosecutors and various police forces announce the results of various investigations, but practically there is now a major question that needs to be answered, as it may have precipitated the whole take-down:

What about the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?

What should happen to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?

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The shockingly sudden resignation of Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA prompts a number of questions, many of which are a long way from being answered. Some will remain unanswered until the prosecutors and various police forces announce the results of various investigations, but practically there is now a major question that needs to be answered, as it may have precipitated the whole take-down:

What about the 2018 and 2022 World Cups?

Why the US as host of World Cup 2022 is not so far fetched; By Steve Davis

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Some sort of re-vote on the tainted tallies that awarded FIFA World Cups in 2018 and 2022 to Russia and (most stunningly, most notoriously, most annoyingly) Qatar still seems unlikely.

Even with the dizzying wave of corruption charges that swept over world soccer's power brokers on Wednesday, the World Cup in Russia would seem impossible to dislodge at this point.

It's Going Down For Real

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With just 48hrs to go before the election of FIFA president in Switzerland, 6 arrests were made by the Swiss in conjunction with the FBI over racketeering, bribery and money laundering done on US soil by several CONCACAF, CONMEBOL and CAFU (Central America's soccer federation) as well as executives from a handful of sports marketing companies.

Mix and matches

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No, I am not suggesting that Mikkel Diskerud is a pyromaniac. Or even that he loves old school Def Leppard. It is just time to shed a little (but not all) light on the chase scene for his free agent services. There will be a full MLS report on this probably tomorrow, but for now I can now confirm he currently has interest from clubs in MLS, Greece, Russia, Ukraine and two western European

Sepp Blatter urged to publish full Michael Garcia report

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Sepp Blatter urged to publish full Michael Garcia report - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sepp Blatter has been urged to publish the full Michael Garcia report

The British government has asked FIFA president Sepp Blatter to publicly reveal the details of Michael Garcia's report, that led to the controversy surrounding the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cup bidding process.

More bad news for FIFA with Sony set to end World Cup sponsorship

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More bad news for FIFA with Sony set to end World Cup sponsorship - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

FIFA has been dealt another blow to its image with the news that Sony is set to end its partnership with world football's governing body.

Reuters reports that the company – a FIFA sponsor for the past eight years, with a $280 million contract – will not renew its World Cup sponsorship.

FIFA’s Ethics And Principles Nothing Short of Disgraceful

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FIFA was back in the news this week, which almost always means a good hearty laugh followed by a sustained period of crying.

This week, we found out that the report conducted by American investigator Michael Garcia into the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was, in fact, a practical joke.

La Liga

Barcelona set to open its first youth camp in Sochi, Russia

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Barcelona will open its first youth campin Russia, specifically Sochi, on June 12th.

The FCB Escola will be the only official one on Russian soil during the summer and will be open to youngsters between 6 and 13 years of age, regardless of their footballing abilities.

It will be the biggest football academy in Russia and will feature a contingent of Spanish coaches with international experience, who will teach both theory and practical classes to boys and girls.

Barcelona set to open its first youth camp in Sochi, Russia

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Barcelona will open its first youth campin Russia, specifically Sochi, on June 12th.

The FCB Escola will be the only official one on Russian soil during the summer and will be open to youngsters between 6 and 13 years of age, regardless of their footballing abilities.

It will be the biggest football academy in Russia and will feature a contingent of Spanish coaches with international experience, who will teach both theory and practical classes to boys and girls.

The Rest

U.S. U-19s knock off Russia to win Slovakia Cup

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The U.S. Under-19 Men's National Team capped off an impressive week at the Slovakia Cup with a 2-1 victory over Russia in the final.

After finding themselves behind in the 13th minute, the U.S. responded immediately through Nelson Hunsinger to level the match at 1-1. Pierre Da Silva's second-half finish proved to be the differences for the Americans.

Racismo, Rusia y la Copa Mundial de Fútbol

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Hay unos que dicen que los estadios de fútbol crean un nuevo mundo donde los fanáticos pueden escapar los problemas de la vida real y envolverse en su pasión por el futbol. Pero que pasa cuando estos problemas llegan a perpetuar al mundo de fútbol. Esto ha ocurrido con el racismo, un problema que ahora.

Manchester United target to undergo medical today and complete £14m transfer in the next 24 hours

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Everton are edging closer to signing Lokomotiv Moscow striker Oumar Niasse, according to reports from The Guardian.

The 25-year-old isexpected to undergo a medical on Monday morning and finalise his personal terms on a £13.

Time to spill the beans!

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My visa has been approved and received, which means everything is set for my upcoming temporary move to St. Petersburg. Yeah, I am going to Russia in December - a fact that will surely serve my queen well if she ever gets into a "my man loves me more" duel (it's Russia, so chances are pretty good). This is the gift she left me to celebrate only 12 days remaining until my arrival: We will

Russia Euro 2016 Home Kit

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Russia Euro 2016 Home Kit - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The new Russia Euro 2016 Home Kit made by Adidas demonstrates loyalty to traditional value.

The iconic Adidas 3 stripes in golden colour are positioned on both the side and also on borders of the sleeves.

The new Russia Euro Kit is mainly dark red with the Russian football badge printed uniformly all over the shirt.

Russia vs Portugal 2015 Highlights Friendly 1-0 Shirokov Goal Video

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Russia vs Portugal 2015 (Russia-Portugal VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Russia vs Portugal 1-0 (Shirokov) International Friendly- 14 November, 2015- 14/11/15 Roman Shirokov's late winner helps Russia down Portugal in this friendly English commentary, Vidme Extended, Russian commentary Russia v Portugal 1-0 (Shirokov goal vs Portugal 88′)

Video Igor Akinfeev hit by flare- Montenegro vs Russia 2015 abandoned

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Video Igor Akinfeev hit by flare- Montenegro vs Russia 2015 abandoned is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter This shocking Igor Akinfeev hit by a flare (VIDEO BELOW) incident took place during Montenegro's European qualifier against Russia in Podgorica on 27th March, 2015.

Calendar notes time!

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CONCACAF has announced the dates for World Cup 2018 qualifying, and the USMNT will kick off their application for a berth this November with the hex set to begin almost exactly one year later.Yup. It is almost already that time again.- Greg Seltzer