Kontantin Beskov - The Muscovite Tactician
Few cities can compete with Moscow in the number of top-flight football
clubs with Spartak, Dinamo, CSKA, Lokomotiv and Torpedo all having
won the national championship at some point. And few coaches can
boast of having trained them all. This is the however the case of
Konstantin Beskov. 'Konstantin who?' you might ask. While Beskov's
name isn't famous outside of the Russian borders, it is the emblem
of the beautiful game during the Soviet era. The titles gleaned
to all the teames he led, and the tactical duel between Beskov's
Spartak and Valeriy Lobanovskiy's Dinamo Kyiv during the 1980's
is legendary, and so is Beskov's three stints as coach of the Soviet
Hodgson calls England squad meeting
His team may have no games scheduled until March, but Roy Hodgson
will meet with England players later in February.
Northern Ireland to play Slovakia in final warm-up game
Northern Ireland will play Slovakia in Trnava on Saturday 4 June
in their final preparation game ahead of the Euro 2016 finals in
Anton Miranchuk: An Eternal Runner-up or the New Russian Football
The Russian Premier League (RPL) is probably one of the craziest
football leagues in the world. Despite unpaid wages, low attendances,
poor pitches and several numbers of scandals, Krasnodar, Lokomotiv
and Zenit all managed to win their groups in the European competitions,
defeating noteworthy teams like Borussia Dortmund, Besiktas, Sporting
CP and Valencia.
Euro 2016: Wales can be dark horses says Dietmar Hamann
Ex-Germany midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes Wales are capable
of causing surprises at Euro 2016. Wales will play Slovakia in their
opening group game on 11 June before matches against England and
Is this the England team that can WIN Euro 2016 WITHOUT captain
Last night the England manager was in attendance at the King Power
Stadium to witness Jamie Vardy's latest party piece. The Leicester
hitman hit his 17th and 18th Premier League goals of the season
as Claudio Ranieri's men beat Liverpool 2-0. And it was the first
strike that will have got Hodgson thinking, a stunning volley that
looks like it will take some beating as the goal of the season.
Nikolay Pisarev takes over Russia U21
The Football Union of Russia is pleased to announce about signing
the contract with Nikolay Pisarev for the position of Russia U21
head coach until the end of the UEFA U21 EURO-2017 qualification.
At the moment Pisarev will keep both positions of Russia U21 head
coach and FUR Sports Director.
Russia mulls granting citizenship to German midfielder Neustadter
Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko said Tuesday the country was
contemplating granting citizenship to German midfielder Roman Neustadter
to add depth to the national team.
Who Will Pick Up Anton Mitryushkin?
One of the standout players at the U19 Euro tournament held
in Greece last summer was the Russian goalkeeper Anton Mitryushkin.
Together with teammates Denis Yakuba, Dmitri Barinov and Ramil Sheydaev,
he made the Team of the Tournament as Russia finished second after
losing 2-0 to Spain in the final.