Category: Balkans

Blog posts covering the Balkans area in football.

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Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb – Mamić Arrest Overshadows Match

Arsenal v Dinamo Zagreb – Mamić Arrest Overshadows Match

By Manuel Veth -  On Tuesday November 24 Dinamo Zagreb will face London’s Arsenal Football Club at the Emirates for an all-important Champions League ...
Tomislav Ivić – The Story of Croatia’s Master Strategist

Tomislav Ivić – The Story of Croatia’s Master Strategist

Daniel Armstrong - Great managers are immortalised by their ethos and impact. The Croatian, Tomislav Ivić, was a master strategist who is credited wi ...
A Culture of Violence – The Politics of Serbian Football Hooliganism

A Culture of Violence – The Politics of Serbian Football Hooliganism

By Miloš Marković - Over the past two decades, Serbia has become notorious for its football hooliganism. As a country that intends to instill democra ...
Red Star vs. Partizan – They Call it the Eternal Derby

Red Star vs. Partizan – They Call it the Eternal Derby

By Timothy Hartley - “Get to the ground early,” we’d been told, and so we made our way to Red Star’s Marakana Stadium an hour and a half before kick- ...
Albania vs. Serbia – Recapping 180 Minutes of Odd History

Albania vs. Serbia – Recapping 180 Minutes of Odd History

By Miloš Marković - It is never just about football in the Balkans. The war-torn region of South-Eastern Europe remains, to date, a conflict-prone zo ...
Red Star Belgrade – Reputation Ruined by Election Farce

Red Star Belgrade – Reputation Ruined by Election Farce

Miloš Marković - They are the only Serbian club to have been crowned the European champions, and still remain the only side from Eastern Europe to ha ...
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