Russia

Russian politician thinks hooligan brawls should be a sport

If you’re going to the 2018 World Cup, wear a helmet (WWE) The violence perpetrated by Russian hooligans at Euro 2016 bolstered concerns that the issue could be an even larger one at the 2018 World Cup—concerns reinforced by promises that the event will be a “festival of violence.” But one Russian politician, MP for the …

Russian politician thinks hooligan brawls should be a sport

If you’re going to the 2018 World Cup, wear a helmet (WWE) The violence perpetrated by Russian hooligans at Euro 2016 bolstered concerns that the issue could be an even larger one at the 2018 World Cup—concerns reinforced by promises that the event will be a “festival of violence.” But one Russian politician, MP for the …

When Russia proved to Britain that they can play football too

This day in football history Dynamo at the Bridge (Chelsea FC) On 13 November 1945, Dynamo Moscow drew with Chelsea, 3–3, at Stamford Bridge before a capacity crowd of 85,000. It was the opening match of Dynamo’s British tour, which saw them also face Cardiff, Arsenal, and Glasgow Rangers. The tour was engineered by members of the …

Cristiano Ronaldo wolf is the 2018 World Cup mascot

Pervert Cat didn’t stand a chance The mascot for the 2018 World Cup in Russia has been decided and the winner is Cristiano Wolf. Back in September, FIFA announced three finalists that were voted on by the Russian public: Space Tiger, Pervert Cat, and a wolf character that was almost certainly based on Cristiano Ronaldo. The …

Adidas got a bit weird with Spain and Russia’s away shirts

After going for a more understated vibe with their Euro 2016 home kits, Adidas went for a more experimental approach with Spain and Russia’s away shirts. Spain’s features a pixelated ’90s vibe that will divide opinion, but Russia’s is basically just straight up Ed Hardy wear… Seriously, a team will wear that during Euro 2016, …