A political guide to the European soccer championships

What’s in a shirt? For Russia and Ukraine, it’s decades of history, memory and political strife. Earlier this week, Russian soccer officials delivered a complaint to UEFA authorities after Ukraine unveiled its tournament jersey, which depicts a map of the country and the slogans “Glory to Ukraine!” and “Glory to the heroes!” The Russians were irked by the nationalist chant, as well as the presence of a map of Crimea — the peninsular territory that Russia unilaterally annexed in 2014 — and said the use of such “political motives” was in violation of UEFA regulations.

Source: WP