Articles by Dmitry Zaks
Jul 09, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Croatia's Domagoj Vida escapes ban over pro-Ukraine celebration after win over hosts RussiaCroatia defender Domagoj Vida escaped a FIFA ban on Sunday after posting a clip dedicating his country's victory over Russia in the World Cup quarter-final to Ukraine.
Jul 08, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia's fairytale run ends in quarters but evokes hopes of a brighter future for football in the nationHost nation Russia defied all expectations by reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup, where they were eliminated by Croatia on penalties. In spite of their defeat, Russian fans were overjoyed with their team's performance.
Jun 29, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Journeyman striker Artem Dzyuba says loss against Uruguay will make Russian team meanerArtem Dzyuba has had a difficult journey over the course of his career, playing for a number of clubs and repeatedly being loaned out by managers who didn't have faith in him.
Jun 20, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018: Russia dream big as performance in mega event defies criticism, raises expectationThe free-scoring Russians — who have now struck eight times in just two matches — have lifted the home fans, who in turn have inspired the men in red on the pitch, for so long under-achievers at the highest level.