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When the Strongest lost their strength

The Strongest is the oldest active football club in Bolivia, and is the only side in the country to have played continuously in the country’s top flight for more than a century. They are based in the capital La Paz, and they have been league champions 12 times,  and lifted the Bolivian Cup on three occasions. They have the distinction ...

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The Day the World lost its Colour

The Republic of Suriname is a small country in the North-East of South America. Formerly known as Dutch Guinea, it was a Dutch colony until 1954, and the cultural, social, and economic ties between the two countries remain close, Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard. Edgar Davids , Clarence Seedorf, and Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbank are but a few of the illustrious names of ...

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The Ponies that never became Stallions

Club Alianza Lima – known popularly as Alianza – are one of the oldest and most successful teams in Peru, having won twenty three league titles. These days they are languishing in the second division, but in their heyday, in the 1970s, they were one of the best teams in South America,, with a celebrated midfield trio of José Velasquez, Teófilo ...

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Chapecoense – the dream that died

It is the dream of every fan of a small, unfashionable football club. That one day their side will defy the odds and the budgets and resources of more fashionable and better-supported teams and reach the final of a major tournament. In the case of Brazilian side Chapecoense that is exactly what happened, only for the dream to turn into ...

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Emiliano Sala – the finest striker Cardiff never had

In January 2019, Cardiff City were struggling at the wrong end of the Premier League. They had been promoted from the Championship the previous season, finishing runners-up to Wolves, but, like many teams, they found the step up in leagues a big challenge, and soon were in the relegation zone. A big problem for them was a lack of goals ...

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The day the Babes died

The Busby Babes were the finest team to emerge in England in the period after the Second World War. The term was coined by a journalist to describe a Manchester United team whose average age was between 21 and 22, and the majority of whom were home-grown under their charismatic Scottish manager Matt Busby, They won the league championship in ...

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Grande Torino – the Immortals

When people nowadays talk about great Italian teams they tend to think of Juventus, AC and Inter Milan, Napoli and perhaps Roma. However, for anybody who lived through the 1940s, there was only one side and that was Turin – known as Grade Torino. Between 1943 and 1949 they won dive successive Serie A titles – the Scudetto was not ...

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Zambian national team air crash – a nation mourns

The air crash that killed the entire Zambia national team in April 1993 was a tragedy not only for those involved and their family and friends, but it was a disaster for the whole country ss well, and resulted in a national outpouring of grief. A golden generation of players were cut down in their prime, just when they had ...

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