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Joel Amorim

Joel Amorim
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From Porto, I started enjoying Soviet football at a very young age when I would watch Rinat Dasaev on TV, but it was probably Radchenko's brace and Shmarov's goal at the Santiago Bernabéu a quarter of a century ago that transformed me into an avid consumer of what was going on with the game throughout Eastern Europe. Punk rock fan and English teacher by day, football writer after the sun goes down. You can follow my work @Vostok1981.
Ganja, the second largest city of Azerbaijan, witnessed the birth of Veli Kasumov 48 years ago. Kasumov, Kassumov, Gasimov - no one seemed to ever get his name right, but in truth he was probably one of the most gifted...
Last year, I was lucky enough to interview Brazilian-born Belarus international Renan Bressan, who helped me understand how extremely organized and winning-oriented the current Belarusian champions, FC BATE Borisov, are. The talented playmaker, who had recently joined APOEL FC...
I agree with no one's opinion. I have some of my own. - Ivan Turgenev (Russian novelist from the 19th century) In 1992, when the melody of a western kind of democracy was still echoing through the streets of Moscow,...
Russia once again fell short of expectations when they met England at the Stade Véllodrome in Marseille last weekend, a match which revealed the tactical chaos the team has been slowly drowning in. Russia’s head coach, Leonid Slutsky, is fairly...