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20 Interesting & Quirky Facts about the 1930 FIFA World Cup

1. Many countries declined the invitation to the tournament since Uruguay seemed too far. Overseas journey was the only feasible option then as the commercial aviation really took off after half-a-century (mid 50s) of Wright Brother’s invention in 1903. 2. It was the first and the last tournament in FIFA World Cup history to have more countries from South America ...

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Indian Super League: Hit or Miss?

India, FIFA ranking 158, has started its expedition to make it among the giants of world football. The highest ever ranking achieved by the country, with over 1.2 billion people, is 94 and that happened almost two decades ago. Yes, India is a sleeping giant, when it comes to football. But, is ISL the answer? The most famous player and ...

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All funny GIFs of Jose Mourinho from 2013-14 season.

The Sturridge Dance Sorry, you don’t have HTML5 video and we didn’t catch this properly in javascript. You can try to view the gif directly: http://giant.gfycat.com/WelllitTallAndeancat.gif. No coach can surprise a player the way Mourinho can. What did he say, Anyone? I am back to Stamford Bridge baby, let’s dance Sorry, you don’t have HTML5 video and we didn’t catch ...

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A great bargain – Ronaldo’s £80 million transfer

In the 4-0 thrashing of the treble winners Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, Cristiano Ronaldo recorded his 15th goal in Europe, which now is a new record. For the 29-year-old scoring goals is as routine as having a cup of tea or coffee. The ace football player has scored a whopping 176 goals in just 163 games. While many ...

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Man United and the plethora of records broken this season

Manchester United were one of the most successful club sides in Europe in the last two decades. But that success came to a standstill after Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure. The legend had won every possible trophy in his 26 years stint at Old Trafford. Following the departure of Ron Atkinson, Fergie focused on the club’s youth system and made some ...

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