History of Soccer in Asia
Soccer in Japan
Soccer in Korea
Soccer in Russia
Soccer in Russia consists of multiple clubs; CSKA Moscow, Dynamo Moscow, Lokomotiv Moscow, and FC Moscow. CSKA Moscow, nicknamed “The Horse,” was formed by the Russian Army as all of the players were assigned to a calvary. Dynamo Moscow, founded by Clement Charnock, later became a team consisting of the Russian police. Later, the Cheka (secret police before the KGB) and the Interior Ministry joined (The Communist Pasts of Russian Soccer Teams).
Lokomotiv Moscow was formed by the national railroad company. It's part of the Russian Railway Company and opened a new stadium in 2002. FC Moscow, formally called Torpedo Moscow, was founded by the ZIL automobile manufacturer. The club was later sold to the Moscow city government (The Communist Pasts of Russian Soccer Teams).
On September 1, 2006, a Russian school was scheduled to open in both Krasnodar and Moscow. These schools are unique in that they are the first Brazilian soccer schools in Russia. The schools were created to teach 12 to 14 year olds in normal classroom studies, training for universities, and special soccer training. Brazilian coaches will be training the students (Vasconcelos).
In Russia, Chelsea Soccer Schools have soccer courses for both boys and girls. These classes are for kids ages 4-14 from locations such as London, Surrey, Sussex, and Essex. The students are in safe hands as the coaches are trained and certified (Welcome to Chelsea Soccer Schools).
Russian women are allowed to play soccer. Unfortunately, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) suspended seven women for forging samples for a drug test. The Russian women charged include a two time world champion, a world indoor champion, 2 distance runners, a discuss champion, a former world champion, and a former hammer world record holder. They were charged with fraud and “tampering with the doping control process” (IAAF Suspends Seven Russian Women in Athletics).
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