As the Russian political and geographical landscape went through a seismic shift in the 1990's, football could easily have become a casualty. Domm Norris looks at how the change from communism to capitalism has made a significant impact on post Soviet soccer.
Many commentators in the UK feel that England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup is a given. A smile from Beckham and it's job done. Or is it? With big plans and even bigger backing, Russian football is moving forward. IBWM welcomes Domm Norris.