Category: Kyrgyzstan

Vitalij Lux – Between Fourth Division And Asian Cup

Vitalij Lux – Between Fourth Division And Asian Cup

Manuel Veth - When the 2019 Asian Cup kicks off on January 5 in the United Arab Emirates, there will be a strong post-Soviet contingent at the tourna ...
Stalinism – Football and Culture in the Interwar Soviet Union

Stalinism – Football and Culture in the Interwar Soviet Union

Manuel Veth - Football has always been a game for the masses. But how did a game for the masses function during the time of Stalinism in the Soviet U ...
CIS Cup – An Almost Forgotten Tournament Remembered

CIS Cup – An Almost Forgotten Tournament Remembered

Manuel Veth - The winter break has engulfed most of the leagues of the former Soviet Union. A three-month-long break to escape the harsh winters of E ...
Futbolgrad Podcast – Episode 49 – The Fall of Soviet Football

Futbolgrad Podcast – Episode 49 – The Fall of Soviet Football

Futbolgrad Podcast - Episode 49 - The Fall of Soviet Football Manuel Veth and Tim Bogdachev discuss Konstantin Rausch’s transfer to Dinamo Moscow and ...
The National Team Without a Nation: The Story of the CIS at Euro 92

The National Team Without a Nation: The Story of the CIS at Euro 92

Vadim Furmanov - Between the time that the USSR national team qualified for Euro 1992 and the tournament began, the Soviet Union fell victim to the e ...
Michel Platini in Kyrgyzstan

Michel Platini in Kyrgyzstan

By Chris Rickleton - It was a cool autumn night, and Michel Platini was in town. Yes, that’s right, the only man to have won the Ballon d’or three ti ...
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