Category: South Caucasus

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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 ...
Vitesse Arnhem and Chelsea – a Georgian-Russian Détente

Vitesse Arnhem and Chelsea – a Georgian-Russian Détente

By Alastair Watt - It is perhaps a sign of globalisation in football that the transfer of a promising midfielder from a provincial Dutch club to tr ...
Jano Ananidze – Rostov Revival or Demise on Don?

Jano Ananidze – Rostov Revival or Demise on Don?

By Alastair Watt - Jano Ananidze – the diminutive 20-year old Georgian attacking midfielder – left Spartak Moscow on 3 July to join fellow Russian ...
Kakha Kaladze – Defender or Pretender?

Kakha Kaladze – Defender or Pretender?

By Alastair Watt - Georgian football was left to ponder life without Kakha Kaladze, after its medal-laden former captain said farewell to the sport o ...
Offside – Football in Exile in Nagorno-Karabakh

Offside – Football in Exile in Nagorno-Karabakh

Offside - Football in Exile in Nagorno-Karabakh - The geopolitical conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region is a forgotten one. Even as the war raged ...
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