Football History

Australia’s first World Cup campaign revisited

australia's world cup

Photo Source There are a few countries in the world that can claim to be internationally competitive across a wide range of sporting disciplines. Australia is one of the few. A former member of Oceania Football Confederation, Australia has been one of the major forces in team sports like cricket and rugby and are consistently among the top medal winners ...

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5 most dramatic Europa League finals of all time

Espanyol vs. Bayer Leverkusen, 1988 Back then, Europa League was known as UEFA Cup and had two-legged finals. Spanish outfit Espanyol as well German representatives Bayer Leverkusen were both playing a European final for the first time. There looked to be a clear winner when Espanyol managed to preserve their 3-0 win from the first leg at home until the ...

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Five Major Moments in Frank Lampard’s Career

“SUPER FRANKIE LAMPARD – LEGEND FOREVER C” (CC BY 2.0) by B3C22 One bit of news which will have got a few Chelsea fans misty-eyed recently was the confirmation that Stamford Bridge legend Frank Lampard had decided to hang up his boots at the age of 38. Here we take a look at some of the key moments that the Chelsea and England star ...

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Five famous brothers in football

Bobby and Jack Charlton The English duo went on to win the 1966 World Cup at home. Bobby Charlton is regarded amongst the greatest players that England has produced and went on to enjoy a successful career at Old Trafford with Manchester United for whom he played in 758 games in all competitions and won numerous trophies. Jack, who played ...

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Five father-son duos who played for the same club

Zinedine and Enzo Zidane (Real Madrid) In Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey fixture against Cultural Leonesa last weekend, Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane introduced Enzo Zidane as a second half substitute in place of Isco, giving the 21-year-old his senior debut for the club. In the process, Enzo followed in his father’s footsteps to become the second Zidane to play ...

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5 greatest El Clasicos

Barcelona 4-0 Real Madrid (2015) Lionel Messi hadn’t yet recovered from a leg injury and he, therefore, couldn’t make the starting line-up. Sergio Roberto was played out of position on the right wing, but the young Catalan proved up to the task with his sublime assist for Luis Suarez’s opening goal. Neymar doubled the lead in the 35th minute before ...

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