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Pulling Back The Iron Curtain: The Legacy Of Russia's Euro 2008 Semifinal Success

For a memorable few months in 2008, Russia was the talk of the soccer world. 

Zenit St. Petersburg captured the Europa League title, defeating Rangers in the final after dismantling Bayern Munich 5-1 on aggregate in the semis.

Just a month later, the national team also achieved unprecedented success, reaching the semifinals of Euro 2008 before bowing out to eventual champion Spain.

Hell Has Frozen Over: Sheffield United, Schalke Win League Games In Same Week For First Time Since 2019

Temperatures hit record lows across Hell on Tuesday afternoon after Sheffield United defeated Newcastle 1-0 in Premier League play. It has been a long long time since the last Sheffield win.

These record lows follow Saturday’s unprecedented blizzard that dumped snow all over the fiery landscape when Schalke defeated Hoffenheim 4-0 in the Bundesliga. Reports state that American Matthew Hoppe has claimed responsibility for the blizzard.

The Greatest Underdog Sports Stories That Won’t Get The Disney Treatment

Occasionally sport coughs up the sort of matchup that you cannot tear your eyes from — not so much a David vs. Goliath battle as it is a 50-car pileup on the highway. We’re talking “how the hell did they find themselves here?” sort of situations. 

These were the games that stayed with you, the games that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. 

The Best Underdog Stories In Sports History 

The Korea women’s ice hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics

What’s In A Name? The Giovanni In Gio Reyna

Names in and of themselves are not all that interesting. It’s the meaning behind a name, bestowed upon a child at birth, that makes it special. When Giovanni Alejandro Reyna was born in Sunderland, England, to a pair of U.S. soccer players in 2002, the future Borussia Dortmund star was given a name that proved prophetic for his footballing prowess. 

The Volatile And Complex History Of The ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Flag

Flown by many protesters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the Gadsden flag has a design that is simple and graphic: a coiled rattlesnake on a yellow field with the text “Don’t Tread On Me.” But that simple design hides some important complexities, both historically and today, as it appears in rallies demanding President Donald Trump be allowed to remain in office.

Second-Place Manchester United To Take On Revitalized Aston Villa

Ole Gunnar Solskjær's Manchester United has the opportunity to pull even with Liverpool on Friday, but the Norwegian and his side will have no easy task. 

Inspired By Sam Allardyce, We Look At Some Of The Best Defensive Performances Of Our Time

Manager Sam Allardyce brought his West Brom side to Anfield on Sunday as massive underdogs. His Baggies had just one win all season and were on the road against league leaders Liverpool. 

Big Sam brought out his big guns: the rarely seen 6-4-0 formation, which West Brom stuck to despite conceding an early Sadio Mane goal. 

Soccer’s Most Rowdy Fanbases

There is no doubt the beautiful game is packed with passion, adrenaline and euphoria. But when emotions get out of control and fans get rowdy, things can turn deadly violent.

From starting wars, setting stadiums on fire to dozens of deaths, fanbases worldwide have shown the ugly side of the sport. Let's see who made the list as the world's most violent ultras. 

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