Rubin Kazan Stole Russian Supercup, Anzhi Makhachkala Defender Stole MoneyBy: Ivan | March 8th, 2010
Sorry for not posting a while â€“ I was covering Winter Olympics in Vancouver. By the way, I didnâ€™t miss the chance to buy Whitecaps jersey instead of Crosbyâ€™s, which, from now, comes with bad memories. If you know what I mean.
Well, back to the Russian football. Rubin Kazan beat CSKA Moscow in the Russian Supercup game on Sunday. That could have been a fifth Supercup for CSKA, so they were ready to keep the trophy for ever. But Rubin, which obviously became a power side in the last two years, stole the victory in style. The only goal came from the mistake of Russian international goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.
But Iâ€™m telling you a story of two robberies. Two weeks ago Russian sports headlines were all about Moroccan defender Youssef Rabeh who joined newly-promoted club Anzhi Makhachkalaâ€¦ for ten days. Rabeh, who was once convicted for drunk driving, and his teammate Todor Timonov of Bulgarian side Levski Sofia were transferred to Anzhi. After a week of training Rabeh called sick, went to club hotel, stole Timonovâ€™s wallet, got lost for five days and then popped out a statement in Bulgarian newspaper that heâ€™s retiring. At 24 years of age. With 2000 euro in cash. What a punk. And you know, I think that was a payback for that prank.
Pretty soon Rabeh decided to play again and joined Moroccan club Moghreb Tetouan.