Category: South Caucasus

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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 ...
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 ...
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