In Moscow for the World Cup, Paul Marcuccitti discovered a place and people that defy many of the preconceptions and expectations of Western visitors. And, he writes, it’s well worth visiting.
Bert van Marwijk has turned the Socceroos from strugglers into a team that looks like it deserves to be on the world stage, writes InDaily’s soccer columnist Paul Marcuccitti from the World Cup in Russia.
With contemporary World Cup teams favouring more conservative play, InDaily’s Paul Marcuccitti, in Russia for the tournament, hopes for at least a few epic matches of the kind that once hooked a generation of young football fans.
A definitive new book detailing every player who has represented the Socceroos reveals a great deal about the often hidden history of the men’s national team and the sport in this country.
Even in the wake of Adelaide United’s greatest triumph, InDaily soccer columnist Paul Marcuccitti was wary about the Reds’ future. Two turbulent years later, he says the club’s new broom gives fans a genuine reason to be excited about the future.
Just yesterday, renowned philosopher and humble poet Kanye West tweeted “constantly bringing up the past keeps you stuck there”.