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2016 Football Review: Most memorable moments

Leicester City become English champions It is hard to recall a fairytale like the one Leicester City scripted in the 2015/16 Premier League campaign. It came from a team that barely managed to stave off relegation in the previous season, was embroiled in issues off the pitch during pre-season and proceeded to sack their manager Nigel Pearson. However, the well-travelled ...

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5 players who have statues erected in their honour

Sir Stanley Matthews The first ever football knight is the greatest player to have turned out for Stoke City. He played close to 20 years for the Potters over the course of his long and distinguished career during which Matthews came to be regarded as the greatest player England has ever produced. Upon his death in 2000, a permanent statue ...

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5 Most Significant Goals in World Cup History

Andres Iniesta (Spain vs. Netherlands, 2010 World Cup final) Spain have always produced talented footballers with regularity but somehow its national team always conspired to come out empty-handed from the major tournaments. However, they managed to assemble another fantastic squad in the late 2000s and the team ended their long drought for a major trophy by winning the 2008 European ...

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English clubs’ five-year ban from Europe

Hooliganism in English football has been deep-rooted. Although incidents of hooliganism have become very rare in modern football, the horrible scenes during the early days of the ongoing European Championship brought it all to focus once again. The English supporters started creating trouble during their stay in Marseille before their team’s opening fixture in the competition. Things took an ugly ...

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Five worst ever England performances in major international tournaments

USA 1 – England 0 (1950 World Cup group stage) The 1950 edition was the first time that England were playing at a World Cup. Needless to say, the English media felt that their men would come back from Brazil with the coveted Jules Rimet trophy, having proven their superiority over rest of the world. The tournament started to their ...

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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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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 – The rise and rise of Jamie Vardy

  At the end of England’s European Championship group stage match against Wales on June 16, an interesting statistic did the rounds of Twitter and other social media: Jamie Vardy has scored four goals with his last five shots on target for England! Quite astounding. But then again, who would have thought that Vardy would be ending the 2015/16 Premier ...

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Top 5 Goals at Euro 2016 so far

The first round of the group games are over now. A total of 22 goals have been scored in the tournament so far. There haven’t been many matches with a goalfest, however, just 12 matches into the tournament, we already have some of the strong contenders for ‘Goal of the tournament’. Here’s our pick for the top five Euro 2016 ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Sir Bobby Robson

Sir Bobby Robson is regarded amongst one of the best managers that England has produced. A forward in his playing days, Robson went on to manage in several major European countries, something that not many English managers are willing to try. And in doing so, he achieved success too. Robson started his playing career with Fulham in the old English ...

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