Interview With Erik Braun – “I Hope Russia Will Catch a Sight of Me”

In the youth academy of the Danish champions FC Midtjylland,  we find a young Russian. His name is Erik Braun, and he joined FC Midtjylland from Copenhagen based B93 in the summer of 2012. Midtjylland's academy is famous for its high quality, and in the past years players like Danish international Simon Kjær, West Ham defender Winston Reid and of course the current starlet Pione Sisto have received their football education in the facilities in Herning. The 18 year old Braun is a former … [Read more...]

My First Encounter with Russian Football

Exactly nine years ago, the 16th of November 2005, a few months after CSKA Moscow’s UEFA Cup victory brought Russian football back on the European football map, I had my first live experience with Russian football. The Danish U21 national team faced Russia in the final playoff match before the 2006 U21 EURO. I have seen many football matches around Europe since, but even today I often think about this particular one, and I believe it is one of the reasons why I today follow Russian football … [Read more...]

Russia and Denmark Clash in U-21 Qualifying

On Wednesday, Russia's U-21 national team will face Denmark in a marquee qualifying game for the U-21 Euro Championships to be held in the Czech Republic next summer. With two games remaining, Russia and Denmark are competing for first place in the group, which secures a place in the final playoff round.  All ten group-winners, as well as the top four runners-up, will compete in the playoff round for seven spots at the tournament finals. Both Russia and Denmark are very close to securing a … [Read more...]

Monday Rewind: October 8-14

  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8: The Wrap: Sept 30 - Oct 7 - Russian Football News WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9: Top 10 Foreign Players in the RPL - Russian Football News Gazzaev and Delusions of Grandeur - Russian Football News THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10: Cambridge teenager's 'Russian transfer saga' - BBC Sport FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11: Luzhniki Arena to be finished by April 2017 - The Moscow News Russia Looks to Slash $389 M from World Cup Budget - R-Sport Round Table: National Team … [Read more...]

U21 Spotlight: Russia – Denmark

A joint effort from Danish football fan Toke Møller Theilade (@TokeTheilade) and Russian football fan Andy Shenk (@AndyShenk). U21 Euro 2015 qualifying is in full swing this fall, with Russia and Denmark the favorites to advance from Group 2*. Russia is 3-1-0, while Denmark comes in at 2-2-0. A Russian victory on Tuesday night sends them five points clear of the pack, qualifying already half complete, while a Danish victory in Moscow would establish them as group favorites. Group 2 … [Read more...]

Russia U21

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