Posts Tagged "Russia"

Euro 2012: Group A – The Final Day

By on Jun 17, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

The bunting will be hanging limp in Warsaw and Wroclaw this afternoon. Poland, the co-hosts of the 2012 European Championships, have been eliminated from the competition at the end of an evening which also saw a Russian team which sparkled in its opening match last week against the Czech Republic eliminated. A group which had caused some to roll their eyes ended up...

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New Century, Old Tensions: Russian & Polish Supporters Clash In Warsaw

By on Jun 13, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

For those amongst us of a certain age, the scenes from the streets of Warsaw yesterday afternoon and evening had a wearyingly familiar look to them – streets of mostly young men, mostly wearing terrible clothes, trading kicks and punches on the street of a European city whilst others, including, of course, a media that had over the last few days given every...

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Euro 2012: Poland 1-1 Russia

By on Jun 12, 2012 in Latest | 0 comments

Some matches have a backdrop that is more than just about football, and with more than a dozen military conflicts between the two nations over the last millennia, feelings run high. As well as a presence of around 6000 Polish police officers, an estimated 5000 Russian fans marched through Warsaw. This march wasn’t one proclaiming military might, but political...

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Euro 2012: Russia 4-1 Czech Republic

By on Jun 8, 2012 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

There is a school of thought which suggests that part of the reason behind the global success of football lays in its occasionally ruthless depiction of the fallibility of humanity. We watch this game above all others for the brilliance and the horrendous, and all stops in between. The first match of the 2012 European Championships demonstrated this in spades. Both...

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Euro Moments: Russia

Euro Moments: Russia

By on May 25, 2012 in Art, Latest | 0 comments

Our daily cartoon series continues this morning with Russia and an incisive comment on perhaps the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the game, Lev Yashin. Dotmund scribbled this with his tongue sticking out of the corner of his mouth. You can download the Twohundredpercent Euro 2012 spreadsheet here (for Excel 2007), whilst a version that will be compatible with...

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