Putin hails CSKA's UEFA Cup triumph

May 21, 2005
MOSCOW, May 21 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin praised UEFA Cup winners CSKA Moscow on Saturday, saying their historic victory would spur the country's youth to take up the game.

CSKA became the first Russian club to win a major European trophy on Wednesday, beating Sporting Lisbon 3-1 in the UEFA Cup final in the Portuguese club's own Jose Alvalade stadium.

'After such a great victory, I'm sure, there'll be a lot more people interested in football, especially ...

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