A book about the legendary football club Dynamo Tbilisi has been published in Moscow, Georgia Online reports.The publication was sponsored by Jambul Ubilava, a Georgian refugee, who was once intimate with Soviet football player Vitaly Deraselia.The book consists of various articles, interviews and other materials devoted to the famous team.
Sochi will host 74 international contests in 2012 as a test for theOlympic Games in 2014, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at ameeting with the president of the International Olympic Committee,Jacques Rogge.12 sports facilities are under active construction. 464 facilitiesstill need to be built, 127 have been built, 214 will be built in2011.
A junior soccer tournament, the Caspian Sea Cup, will open on June 11in Baku. Eight teams will participate in the tournament, 1news.azreports. Azerbaijan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan will feature ingroup A, while France, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan will featurein group B.The opening ceremony will take place on June 11 at 16:30 at the newDalga Arena stadium. The ceremony will be followed by a match betweenAzerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.
The president of Russia's "Lokomotiv" football club, Olga Smorodskaya, has made a statement on "the Krasnozhan case".She said that the board of directors of the football club had to make a very hard decision. The administration of the club decided to sack the chief coach of the team, Yury Krasnozhan.
FIFA rejected the complaint filed by the Football Federation of Iran (FFI) in connection with the fact that women's national team was not allowed to the Olympic qualification match because of the traditional Muslim clothing, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the AP.Once the ban was declared, Iranian team entered the field, sang the national anthem, kissed the flag of his country and left the field. As a result, it was credited with a forfeit loss with a score of 0:3.
The Azerbaijani national football team played the team of Kazakhstan in the European Championship qualifying matches today, Trend reports. The Kazakh player Sergey Gridin opened the score in the 58th minute. In the 63rd minute Azeri player Vugar Nadirov equalized. However, in the 68th minute, Sergei Gridin scored his second goal for Kazakhstanand let his team win.The European Championship will be held in 2012 in Ukraine and Poland.