World Cup Russia 2018

I’m back home after 35 days  in Russia. During that time I have boarded an aircraft 38 times, I have photographed 23 football games, 5 training sessions and 4 press conferences. All this hard work with only 3 days off in total. Russia has been a very hot country , with plenty of friendly people speaking almost zero English. However, being able to pick up  basic Russian and mixing it with Polish language I had almost no problems communicating with locals. As for the tournament itself it was a great spectacle of fun, colour and great field action.

Below is a small selection of my favorite pictures from World Cup in Russia.   

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10 Years ago

10 years ago I
had my first football picture published in UK newspaper . It was
printed in The Mail on Sunday from Wolverhampton Wanderers and QPR match. It was my
3rd match attended ever and the first  and only
time I have missed the kick off and came for a game late … about 25 minutes late .

I stuck on M6 coming
back from F3 racing event at Oulton Park and could not do anything
about it .

At Molineux Stadium I have
parked at Asda superstore at the first available space and rushed to
the ground .

The stewards delayed my
entry to the ground struggling to understand what is my English rumbling
about  . I got pissed off , kicked a rubbish bin and they let me in. 

I sat behind the goal
having Wolves playing  at me first half . I have managed to assemble my 30d with
70-300 IS USM and they scored. Than I’d put together 350d with
Tamron 17-50 2.8 and the 1st half ended.

At half-time I have moved to have
Wolves kicking my end again. They score nice goal to make
it 3-3 late into the game  .

Somehow I  got
the picture out  smoothly to Professional Sport picture desk and then  got back to my car – No parking
ticket , nice.

Next week I have
received a cheque for £150 quid for that published picture  . A 150 pounds it was almost how much I was
getting doing a warehouse job for 40 hours a week .

A few travel pictures from chasing the global game FOOTBALL across the Europe

Autopista Football

A selection of images illustrating my recent  visit to Spain to cover Barcelona v Celtic , Real Madrid v Sporting  Lisbon and Villarreal v FC Zurich matches for Back Page Images / REX / Shutterstock 

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