Category: Balkans

Blog posts covering the Balkans area in football.

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A Culture of Violence – The Politics of Serbian Football Hooliganism

A Culture of Violence – The Politics of Serbian Football Hooliganism

By Miloš Marković - Over the past two decades, Serbia has become notorious for its football hooliganism. As a country that intends to instill democra ...
Red Star vs. Partizan – They Call it the Eternal Derby

Red Star vs. Partizan – They Call it the Eternal Derby

By Timothy Hartley - “Get to the ground early,” we’d been told, and so we made our way to Red Star’s Marakana Stadium an hour and a half before kick- ...
Albania vs. Serbia – Recapping 180 Minutes of Odd History

Albania vs. Serbia – Recapping 180 Minutes of Odd History

By Miloš Marković - It is never just about football in the Balkans. The war-torn region of South-Eastern Europe remains, to date, a conflict-prone zo ...
Red Star Belgrade – Reputation Ruined by Election Farce

Red Star Belgrade – Reputation Ruined by Election Farce

Miloš Marković - They are the only Serbian club to have been crowned the European champions, and still remain the only side from Eastern Europe to ha ...
Russia vs. Montenegro – A New Eastern European Rivalry

Russia vs. Montenegro – A New Eastern European Rivalry

Rob Langham - Next week, Montenegro travel to Russia for a Euro 2016 qualifier and it is an occasion that is being treated with much scrutiny after t ...
Bayern Fan Protests Highlights Mafia Methods at Dinamo Zagreb

Bayern Fan Protests Highlights Mafia Methods at Dinamo Zagreb

By Manuel Veth - The Champions League match between Bayern Munich and Dinamo Zagreb was just about to kick off when Bayern Munich fans in the South E ...
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