Tbilisi discontented with treatment to Georgian rugby players in Russia
Upcoming rugby game between nationals teams of Georgia and Russia has been put into a political context. The Georgian team faced impediments when traveling to Sochi, Russia on Friday.
As reported, putting psychological pressure on the Georgian national rugby team started by creating small obstructions.
It was also reported, that the Russian side refused to give the match live broadcast.
Tbilisi has negatively responded to the Russian side`s decision. Georgian Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs said it was expected that the Russian side would do its best to create some problems to teh Georgian national team in order to hinder its victory in the match on the territory of Russian Federation.
Lado Vardzelashvili also said Tbilisi intends to send an official letter to the International Rugby Board and urge for appointing similar games with Russia on a neutral territory in the future.
Berlin`s newspaper Morgen Post is reporting that the Disciplinary Committee of the country`s Football Union will take the final decision on one year disqualification of Georgian player Levan Kobiashvili next week. Footballer`s lawyer says he is doing his best to save the sportsman from a long-term ban, but it will be quite hard to achieve.
The presidents of the Georgian and Azerbaijan`s football federations met in the hotel Radisson in Batumi today and discussed the joint strategy, which the two federations plan to submit to EUFA and claim to host the EURO 2020 Championship.
Czech specialist, Dusan Uhrin Jr. will train Georgia`s most popular Football Club Tbilisi Dinamo. He will be appointed the chief coach of the club and will work with Georgian team together with his father, Dusan Uhrin. Both specialists have already confirmed that they will arrive in Georgia soon in interviews with international media.
Kakha Kaladze might have been involved in match-fixing scandal in Italy - Italy`s prosecutor`s office is investigating the case of several fixed matches, in which the names of several famous footballers and coaches are also mentioned along with Kaladze.
Azerbaijan wants to co-host EURO 2020 with Georgia - Azerbaijan`s media has reported the decision of the The Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan based on the statement of the announced at a AFFA president Rovnag Abdullayev.
Abkhazian puppet regime has addressed FIFA [The Fédération Internationale de Football Association] to grant the authority for hosting friendly tournaments in Georgia`s breakaway region - Jemal Gubaz, the so-called president of the Abkhazian Football Federation has told Russian news agencies.
Futsal team from the so-called South Ossetia participated in the unofficial tournament of futsal, which was called by its organizers Europe`s championship, along with the teams from Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Norway and Catalonia.