Excluded from international tournaments, Russians are passionate about Euro 2024

These days, the sports sections of Russian general newspapers, and even more so the sports sites, talk a lot more about what is happening on German football fields during Euro 2024 as well as international competitions which take place on the same dates at home, in Kazan, as part of the Brics Games.

This sporting event with a still short history (its first edition took place in 2016, in India) is currently more geopolitical than athletic. For example, it is presented as the “antechamber” of the Brics summit, which will be held in October 2024, also in Kazan. The BRICS intergovernmental organization, which originally brought together Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, was joined in 2024 by Iran, Egypt, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (and is now called Brics+). The organizers of these Games nevertheless pride themselves on having attracted more than 4,500 athletes from 90 countries, to compete in 27 disciplines, with significant prizes up for grabs.

But, Euro football above all! Sport-Express dissects the matcheson its site follow one another comments and photos of the European championship: the acclaimed Spanish team, the m

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