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Football’s Rising Stars – Yannick Ferreira Carrasco

Yannick Ferreira Carrasco moved to Monaco of the French league in 2010 from his native Belgium and became part of the principality outfit’s second team. Two years later he was playing for the club’s first team and made a name for himself with his skills on the wing. Carrasco’s performances saw Atletico Madrid sign him in the summer of 2015 ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Luciano Vietto

Luciano Vieto is another hot and young prospect to emerge from Argentine football. He is currently making a name for himself in the Spanish top flight and is likely to be in contention for a spot in the Argentina national team for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Playing style Vietto is a well-rounded forward who is adept at dropping ...

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Four clubs who adopted kits of other clubs

Juventus When the Italian outfit began their football journey, they originally wore pink shirts but the colour could hardly bear the burden of repeated washing and would ultimately fade away. Juventus wanted a solution for the problem and asked one of their members, an Englishman named John Savage, to ask his contacts in England to supply shirts in colours that ...

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Five La Liga Matches to look forward to in September

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1. Malaga – Villarreal [September 10, 2016 – La Rosaleda Stadium] Malaga are now under the stewardship of Juande Ramos after two steady seasons under Javi Gracia. They have started the new campaign with two successive draws – 1-1 against newly-promoted Osasuna and then 2-2 against Espanyol – and will be eager to grab all three points against a side ...

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The tragic history of Atletico Madrid in the European Cup

Atletico Madrid yet again failed to clinch their first ever European Cup despite coming within touch distance of the trophy. Diego Simeone’s men lost to city rivals Real Madrid in the Milan final 5 – 4 on penalties. It seems as an opportune a time as any to revisit their past in this historic competition. And sadly for the Atletico ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Jose Gimenez

Of all the playing positions in football, the defenders are always believed to be the ones who reach the top of their game in the latter half of their 20s. Unlike attacking positions, where an error might not lead to very drastic consequences – at most the player will miss a chance to score – the errors from defenders are ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Saul Niguez

In the second Madrid derby last season, played at the Vicente Calderon, Atletico Madrid suffered an early setback as Koke had to come off after suffering an injury. In only the tenth minute of the game, he was substituted in favour of a then 20-year-old named Saul Niguez. Just eight minutes later, the young midfielder executed a spectacular bicycle kick ...

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