Tuesday, 17 June 2008

From the Russian Team

From right to left: goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov, native of the Caucasian federal republic North Ossetia-Alania; midfielder and likely Tatar Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, who has scored 2 goals this far; and unknown but cute Israeli player in the background.
The Russian team also features a brother duo (this seems to be a meme): the undeniably Russian-looking Berezutski brothers, Vasili and Aleksei (I hope I got them in the right order):
Finally, just wondering if Konstantin Zyryanov, who scored a goal against Greece, by any chance is a "Zyryan", that is, of Komi heritage (related to Udmurt)? After all, he started his career in Perm, and while I disapprove of the confusion of linguistic and racial categories, I think it's physically impossible to look more Finno-Ugric than he does. While Zyryanov might not be a dark-eyed charmer, he seems to be very witty, the "joker of the team". His personal life has, in contrast, been marked with tragedy. I understand now why he looks so old (or should I say, mature) on the portrait at UEFA's website, He is, after all, only 2 years older than I am...

3 comments:

bubu said...

MUUTEN, svt.se näyttää paraikaa saksalaista poliisisarjaa Kreuzberg-Berlin) nimeltä KDD eli Kriminaljournal.

Ihana kuulla nykysaksaa ja ihana kattella saksalaiaisia ihmisiä ja varsinkin kunnon miehiä.
Mukana on myös hyväroppanen näyttelijä, joka näyttelee yhtä turkkilaista poliisia.

Mumsimums!

bubu said...

Apua, hirveesti virheitä:

... poliisisarjaa (Kreuzberg-Berlin) nimeltä...

... katella saksalaisia ihmisiä...

Anteeks...

Tinet said...

Ja mä en näe sitä kun en ole Ruotsissa!!! Yhyy ...

Ai niin, mutta voidaanhan me kattoa yhdessä sitten kun mä tulen!