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Euro-2008 "infected" Russian football

July 10 2008
15:00

Passions around the European Football Championship has already subsided. But the success of the Russian team at Euro 2008 has inspired the Russians to play football. According to sociologists, one in five Russians began to think about, as if the very start to play football.

Specialists from the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) conducted a study and found that 18% of survey participants have decided to start playing football. And pushed them on the way out the Russian team to the semifinals of Euro 2008.

Sociologists have noticed that the world championship, held in 2006 without the participation of the Russian national team has given pause to start a football career, only 4% of respondents. The survey showed that in Russia in this game ever played 42% of respondents, although one-third of those polled said that doing it at a younger age. In this case, 2% play football regularly, 8% - from time to time, according to Pravda.Ru

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