Tagged: Russia

Euro 2012: Poland 1-1 Russia 1

Euro 2012: Poland 1-1 Russia

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...

Euro 2012: Russia 4-1 Czech Republic 0

Euro 2012: Russia 4-1 Czech Republic

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...

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Euro Moments: Russia

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...

Brushed Aside 3

Brushed Aside

We had very high hopes for this match, didn’t we? When pressed, this was going to be the classic of the two matches. The match that would repeated in slow motion with a light...

Not Enough Dutch Courage

Not Enough Dutch Courage

For the second major tournament in a row, the team that came out of the starting blocks the quickest have fallen at the quarter-final stage. It is a measure of the quality of last...