Monthly Archives: June 2016

Top 5 Soccer Underdog Stories

Leicester City win the 2015/16 Premier League At a time when club football has seen the biggest talents being concentrated at the top European clubs, it has become increasingly difficult for the smaller teams to win major titles. In the prevailing circumstances what happened during the 2015/16 Premier League season is simply unbelievable. The Foxes desperately avoided relegation in the ...

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5 Biggest Soccer Controversies of all-time

  The hand of god Diego Maradona was a fierce competitor. He wasn’t one to let go off any opportunity to gain advantage even if it was through illegal means. And England bore the brunt of his conniving ways, when he blatantly scored with his hand in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final to give his team the lead against the ...

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Top 5 players at Euro 2016 so far

Andres Iniesta The two-time European and 2014 World Cup winner is showing no signs of slowing down. He has been invaluable for the Spanish national team for so long and is continuing to show his pedigree in France. Although the Barcelona captain has only one assist to show for his efforts in France so far, a player of his belletic ...

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Euro 2016 Best XI so far

Yann Sommer The Switzerland international had been fantastic in goal for his side. It is a little ironic that the Swiss went out of the tournament after losing to Poland in a penalty shootout, where Sommer failed to make a single save. But the Swiss wouldn’t have gone that far without their custodian. Kyle Walker The Tottenham Hotspur right-back has ...

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Greatest European Championship Teams – II

France 2000 France were the world champions going into the European Championship in 2000, and it would be no exaggeration to say that they had got significantly stronger in the two intervening years. The midfield was at time impenetrable with three tacklers Patrick Vieira, Didier Deschamps and Emmanuel Petit negating any attacking move of the opposition well before it reached ...

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Football’s Biggest Controversies – Doping

Diego Maradona The 1986 World Cup winner is considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time. The way he led Argentina to the pinnacle of world football in 1986 has very few parallels in any sport. Maradona was blessed with superhuman abilities. His intelligence on the pitch, never say die attitude, and most importantly, his close control ...

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Greatest Underdog Stories – N’Golo Kante

N’Golo Kante’s story is a proper fairytale. The French footballer of the Malian decent is a typical example of a late bloomer. Early Years in France Five years prior to lifting the Premier League title, N’Golo Kante was playing for a small club in Paris suburbs in France’s eighth division. Kante was born and brought up in Paris’ 10th arrondissement, ...

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Top 30 Quotes on Ronaldinho

Ronaldinho gave football fans a plethora of unforgettable memories. Be it the glorious chip free-kick over David Seaman or the one-man show against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Brazilian’s prime didn’t last very long but it was enough for him to seal his place among the pantheon of football’s greatest players. Ronaldinho’s mastery with the ball was a cut ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Joachim Low

Joachim Low has been at the helm of the German national team for over a decade now and has overseen some of the biggest talents in modern football during his reign at the national team. Low started out as midfielder for SC Freiburg in 1978 and had a nomadic career after leaving them two years later. He went on to ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Leroy Sane

  Leroy Sane started his football education as a toddler when he joined SG Wattenscheid 09 way back in 2001. Four years later, Schalke acquired him and he progressed rapidly through the ranks of the Royal Blues before being sold to Bayer Leverkusen in 2008. However, he returned back to the Veltins-Arena in 2011 before being promoted to the club’s ...

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