'Football has died': how Russia's annexation of Crimea divided a club

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the Guardian—Tavria fans have been split along political lines since the peninsula’s 2014 invasion When Russia won the right to host this year’s World Cup back in 2010, Tavria Simferopol were in Ukraine’s top division. The club’s “ultras” – hardcore fans – sang patriotic Ukrainian songs, and nursed fond memories of Tavria’s biggest triumph: when the club won independent Ukraine’s first ever Premier League title back in 1992. Eight years later, as the World Cup gets under way, there are two teams called...

Trump questioned why allies opposed Russia's annexation of Crimea: report. President Trump reportedly questioned the reasoning behind NATO's opposition to Russia's annexation of Crimea and appeared to defend Russia's explanation for the move during conversations with world leaders at the Group of Seven summit last weeken