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Spartaki Tskhinvali: Georgia’s football memorial to South Ossetia

Spartaki Tskhinvali: Georgia’s football memorial to South Ossetia

By Manu Veth - “We are not a propaganda tool but simply a football club”, says Akhsar Sanakoev, the transfer director of Spartaki Tskhinvali, who hi ...
Qarabag Agdam – the Displaced Champions of Azerbaijan

Qarabag Agdam – the Displaced Champions of Azerbaijan

By Damiano Benzoni - They were playing at home, but they were not home. Back in Agdam nobody was cheering, as their football team clinched their seco ...
Stuart Duff – the Last King of Kazakhstan

Stuart Duff – the Last King of Kazakhstan

By David McArdle - In February 2012, the Scottish Daily Express announced Stuart Duff as the first Scot “to try Kazakhstan”, a headline which encapsu ...
The Crimea Precedent – How Tavriya and FK Sevastopol remap European football

The Crimea Precedent – How Tavriya and FK Sevastopol remap European football

By Manuel Veth - The annexation of Crimea has raised doubts about the status of its football clubs FK Sevastopol and Tavriya Simferopol and whether t ...
The Uncertain Future of the Ukrainian Premier League

The Uncertain Future of the Ukrainian Premier League

By Manuel Veth -  The announcement that the Ukrainian Premier League would return on March 15 was regarded by many as a return to normality in a coun ...
Crimea Crisis – Ukraine’s Football Solidarity

Crimea Crisis – Ukraine’s Football Solidarity

By Yan Matusevich - With Russian troops occupying Crimea, its former president in Russian exile as a result of months of popular protests, today's Uk ...
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