focus on eastern europe

New kids on the Bloc

May 27, 2009
With the rise of UEFA Cup winners Shakhtar Donetsk (and Zenit St Petersburg before them) as a force in European football, attention that has long been focused on the West is now turning East.

Russia's Andrei Arshavin drew a lot of attention at the European Championships, but a number of Eastern European players from smaller nations have caught the eye across the continent this season.

It is no surprise that, given the problems in the countries which make up the former Yugoslavia ...

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