Andreas Granqvist – FC Krasnodar’s Swedish warrior looking to return home

FC Krasnodar defender Andreas Granqvist is arguably in his best form ever. In November, he was Sweden’s most important player in their 1-0 aggregate win over Italy in the World Cup qualifiers that sent a shock through the footballing world, as Italy are now set to miss their first World Cup tournament since 1958. Especially in the return 0-0 leg at the San Siro, Granqvist was outstanding, singlehandedly controlling the Swedish defence. Just over a week later, he broke Zlatan Ibrahimović’s … [Read more...]

The Atlantic Cup Preview

With January coming to an end and thus the European play-off fixtures closing in, the Nordic and East-European clubs currently in the middle of their winter break have stepped up their game. After spending most of January focusing on the physical part of the game, February will be used to develop the more technical side, which also explains why both Zenit and Lokomotiv have chosen stronger opponents than what they encountered during their first training camps. Both Zenit and Lokomotiv are … [Read more...]