Montenegro

Zlatan Ibrahimovic hypnotizes children, Montenegro defense

How would you look if a mythical creature appeared before you, bathing you in a majestic light and revealing all that is good to you? Eight-year-old Melwin Löwdahl and 10-year-old Frank Johansson Czarnecki discovered the answer to this question when they came face to face with Zlatan Ibrahimovic before Sweden’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Montenegro. …

Euro qualifier halted after Russia goalkeeper gets hit with a flare

Seconds after the start of Montenegro’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Russia, goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was hit in the back by a flare thrown from the stands. The Russian keeper was carted off and the match was suspended. https://vine.co/v/O32Hq9u6w16/embed/simple Here’s a view from the stands: https://www.youtube.com/embed/gaqgKU3eoUA About 40 minutes, with the flare thrower reportedly arrested and …

Among the Dukes in Podgorica

When Ultras show up to a Montenegrin Premier League match, the least consequential action is on the pitch. The taxi rolled to a stop where the Stadion na Aerodromu’s single lane access road spilled into a dirt lot. The road we turned off was a two-lane highway flanked by boarded-up apartments on one side and impenetrable …