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Russia prepare for ‘match of a lifetime’ against Spain after satisfying fans

The bell tolls for Russia and to say the fans are fatalistic before Spain last-16 match would be an understatement The bell tolls for Russia, the country’s first national team to make the knockout stages, and to say the fans are fatalistic would be an understatement. Sunday Stanislav Cherchesov’s side come up against Spain, a squad loaded with more star …

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Why Guardian US is supporting Mexico, North America’s team, at the World Cup

As kick-off approaches for Russia 2018, only one team is the logical choice for Americans to cheer Léelo en español As the World Cup kicks off this week without the US men’s national team, American fans are choosing who to put their support behind. Will it be the world champions Germany, the jogo bonito of Brazil, Lionel Messi’s Argentina or …

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Tiki-taxi for Spain as style becomes vice against Russia’s rearguard | Barney Ronay

Finesse was no match for the World Cup hosts tenacity in their Moscow last16 showdown Tiki-taxi for Spain. On a slow-burn, increasingly wild afternoon at the Luzhniki Stadium the outstanding team of the age produced a quietly extraordinary performance, exiting the World Cup with surely the most statistically dominant losing game ever mustered up. At the end Spain’s players sat …

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The rise of Russia’s neo-Nazi football hooligans

The long read: For the past two decades the Russian government has encouraged an organization of violent far-right fans. As the World Cup approachings, it is struggling to tame them. By Simon Parkin The day that Denis Nikitin, a Russian neo-Nazi who claims he formerly stopped a framed image of Joseph Goebbels in his bedroom, took part in his first …

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The rise of Russia’s neo-Nazi football hooligans

The long read: For the past two decades the Russian government has encouraged groups of brutal far-right devotees. As the World cup finals approachings, it is struggling to tame them. By Simon Parkin The day that Denis Nikitin, a Russian neo-Nazi who claims he formerly saved a framed image of Joseph Goebbels in his bedroom, took part in his first …

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The rise of Russia’s neo-Nazi football bullies

The long speak: For the past twenty years the Russian country has encouraged an organization of violent far-right followers. As the World Cup approaches, it is struggling to tame them. By Simon Parkin The day that Denis Nikitin, a Russian neo-Nazi who claims he formerly prevented a framed image of Joseph Goebbels in his bedroom, took part in his first …

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The rise of Russia’s neo-Nazi football bullies

The long read: For the past twenty years the Russian nation has encouraged groups of violent far-right fans. As the World Cup approaches, it is struggling to tame them. By Simon Parkin The day that Denis Nikitin, a Russian neo-Nazi who claims he formerly hindered a framed photo of Joseph Goebbels in his bedroom, took part in his first street …

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