Category: South Caucasus

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Dinamo Tbilisi and the Quest for the Champions League

Dinamo Tbilisi and the Quest for the Champions League

By Alastair Watt - They may never have graced the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, but Dinamo Tbilisi remain an iconic name for football de ...
Spartaki Tskhinvali: Georgia’s football memorial to South Ossetia

Spartaki Tskhinvali: Georgia’s football memorial to South Ossetia

By Manu Veth - “We are not a propaganda tool but simply a football club”, says Akhsar Sanakoev, the transfer director of Spartaki Tskhinvali, who hi ...
Qarabag Agdam – the Displaced Champions of Azerbaijan

Qarabag Agdam – the Displaced Champions of Azerbaijan

By Damiano Benzoni - They were playing at home, but they were not home. Back in Agdam nobody was cheering, as their football team clinched their seco ...
Euro 2016 Draw – Caucasus Trio Eye Exploiting the Expansion

Euro 2016 Draw – Caucasus Trio Eye Exploiting the Expansion

By Alastair Watt - The expansion of the European Championships to 24 teams has left many fans and pundits fearing that quantity will win over quality ...
Football in Abkhazia – Three Stories from Gagra

Football in Abkhazia – Three Stories from Gagra

By David  Sichinava - I spent my childhood in Tskaltubo, a small town located in west-central Georgia. Greatly affected by political and economic tra ...
Khazar Lankaran – John Toshack Weathering Storm in Azerbaijan

Khazar Lankaran – John Toshack Weathering Storm in Azerbaijan

By Alastair Watt - What lures a Liverpool legend and former Real Madrid head coach to the relative and distant obscurity of the Azerbaijan Premier Le ...
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