Guns, Refugees and Football: The FK Qarabag Story

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Once again, football becomes more than just a beautiful game. For the Azeri team FK Qarabag, their derby against Chelsea in the Champions League group stage is a matter of state honor and the international recognition of a conflict that has killed thousands and displaced nearly a million people.




This article is the story of FK Qarabag, an football club exiled by war and how they survived to make it to Europe’s greatest sports stage. If you’re like me and a football hooligan who loves a history lesson, this will be an interesting read for you.


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