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Chapecoense and five other teams that perished in plane crashes

The Brazilian football club Chapecoense have made rapid strides since their establishment in 1973 and reached the country’s top flight in 2014 for the first time since 1979. This year, they wrote another illustrious chapter in the club’s history after reaching the final of the Copa Sudamericana – the second tier continental competition in South America – for the first ...

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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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Biggest Controversies in European championship history

General Franco stops Spain from participating at the 1960 Euro Back in the day when the continental European competition was first played, the map of Europe looked a whole lot different than it does today. In fact, the European Championship or Euros were then known as the European Nations’ Cup and there used to be only four teams in the ...

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Greatest Underdog Stories – From beach to European champions

It is hard to find a fairytale in football that would trump Denmark’s triumph at the European Championship in 1992. The Danes had failed to qualify for the competition, but after Yugoslavia were disqualified from the tournament due to the Yugoslav wars, the Danes – runners-up in Yugoslavia’s qualifying group – were invited to take their spot in Sweden, completing ...

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Euro 1992: Denmark wins their first ever major tournament

If there is ever a fairy tale in sports history, then the 1992 European Championship is it. Denmark didn’t even qualify for the tournament hosted by their neighbours Sweden, but were asked to participate following the disqualification of Yugoslavia due to the Yugoslav wars. The Danes, who were literally on beaches enjoying their summer breaks before returning to their club ...

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