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Injuries Ruined Their Career (Part Four)

The fourth instalment of the series looking at players whose careers were ruined by injuries. For Part One, please click here; for Part Two, please click here; and Part Three please click here. Jack Wilshere Jack Wilshere is still playing, and theoretically, could still go on to enjoy a major career in the game. But realistically he has unlikely ever ...

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Best Quotes of Jürgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp last season did what the likes of Graeme Souness, Roy Evans, Gerard Houllier, Rafa Benitez, Roy Hodgson, and Brendan Rogers had all failed to do before him, and brought the Premier League title back to Anfield for the first time in 30 years, a year after leading them to success in the Champions League final. And, when he ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Udo Lattek

Udo Lattek is ranked amongst the greatest managers in world football, and for good reason. The German had a knack of winning trophies and he went on to collect 14 of them before retiring from football management. Lattek’s playing career wasn’t much to write about, but he achieved tremendous success as a manager. His first assignment was an assistant to ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Joachim Low

Joachim Low has been at the helm of the German national team for over a decade now and has overseen some of the biggest talents in modern football during his reign at the national team. Low started out as midfielder for SC Freiburg in 1978 and had a nomadic career after leaving them two years later. He went on to ...

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Football’s Rising Stars – Leroy Sane

  Leroy Sane started his football education as a toddler when he joined SG Wattenscheid 09 way back in 2001. Four years later, Schalke acquired him and he progressed rapidly through the ranks of the Royal Blues before being sold to Bayer Leverkusen in 2008. However, he returned back to the Veltins-Arena in 2011 before being promoted to the club’s ...

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The Greatest European Championships Teams

West Germany 1972 Back in the 1970s, West Germany were at the peak of their game. The national team, which comprised of a core of players plying their trade for Bayern Munich, went on to reach three successive major international finals: the 1974 World Cup triumph sandwiched between the 1972 and 1976 European Championships finals. Their team at the 1972 ...

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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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The greatest football game ever played

In Spanish the game is known as Partido del Siglo; the Italians call it Partita del Secolo, while the Germans have termed it Jahrhundertspiel. It all means the same “Game of the Century.” It was the second semi-final of the 1970 World Cup, played at the historic Azteca Stadium in Mexico between Italy and West Germany and at the end ...

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Football’s Biggest Controversies – The Disgrace of Gijon

At the 1982 World Cup in Spain, Algeria became the first ever African nation to defeat a European team. They also became the first team from their continent to win two games at a single World Cup. However, all those heroics were not enough to see them make it to the second round of the tournament. Reason? The disgrace of ...

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