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Football dynamo : modern Russia and the people's game (Rev. and updated [ed.])

By: Bennetts, Marc

0753515717 / 9780753515716
Paperback
05/03/2009
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United Kingdom
20 cm xii, 292 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.)
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Includes index. Previous ed.: 2008.

In 1991, the collapse of the USSR seemed to signal the death of the Russian football industry, as the money, the players and the fans left.

But now the oligarchs who profited from the post-Soviet turmoil are supporting the nation's football clubs and their dreams of glory, resulting in unprecedented success.

Along this journey into the heart of Russian football, Marc Bennetts meets the managers, oligarchs, players, pundits and fans that define the Russian Premier league, now the fastest-growing and most intriguing football league in the world.

From Andrei Arshavin and the national team's adventures at Euro 2008 to the symbolism of a club from war-torn Chechnya lifting the Russian FA Cup, Football Dynamo uncovers shocking revelations about corruption, hooliganism and racism, but also the true beauty of the game and the country.

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1DVUA Russia, WSJA Football (Soccer, Association football)

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