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Football clubs look to Russia in search of new talent

April 17, 2015

thinkRUSSIA looks at how some of the best football clubs are tapping into the growing pool of talent in Russia.

This February FC Barcelona, the famous Catalan club, announced that it will open a brand new children’s training camp in Sochi, Russia. The club plans to train young footballers – aspiring to be the next Lionel Messi - on two campuses, with courses lasting a week. The camp is due to open this summer and will no doubt help build the sport’s foundations in Russia ahead the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

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Yashin’s legacy standing the test of time

February 26, 2015

As the next World Cup is being hosted in Russia, and in light of the Defender of the Fatherland Day, thinkRUSSIA looks back at the legendary career of Lev Yashin, the goalkeeper also known as the ‘Black Spider.’

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