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Injuries Ruined Their Career (Part Five)

The latest instalment in the series looking at players whose careers were either ruined by injury, or failed to fulfil their potential because of them. Pierluigi Casiraghi For Part One click here; Part Two click here; Part Three click here, and Part Four click here. With Chelsea having broken their transfer record to sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan, some ...

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Atalanta interested in Abraham

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Atlanta are the latest club to enter the race to sign Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham. The 23-year old is also attracting interest from Premier League rivals Arsenal and West Ham, although another potential target, Aston Villa, now seem to be out of the picture. Abraham had a successful loan spell with them three seasons ago, but they have now signed ...

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Arsenal bid for Italian midfielder

Arsenal have made a bid for Italian midfielder Manuel Locatelli. That is according to the CEO of his club, Sassuolo, who has confirmed that the Gunners are ahead in the transfer race to sign the 23-year old, although they must also compete with Juventus for hs signature. Sassuolo have a meeting scheduled with Juventus to discuss the matter further, and ...

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Liverpool interested in Italy winger

Liverpool are interested in signing Sassuolo winger Domenico Berardi this summer. The 26-year old has been one of the stars of the tournament so far for an impressive Italy side, and could be the subject of a transfer bid once the tournament is over. He ahs provided an assist for his country in each of their opening two group games, ...

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European Football’s Managerial Merry Go-Round (Part One)

This year has seen an unprecedented churn of managers at some of Europe’s top clubs. Some changes have already been made, whilst others could be in the offing. Here are some of the clubs affected. Inter Milan Italy When Antonio Conte led the Italian side to their first league title in a decade, the future seemed bright for Inter and ...

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The headbutt that shocked the world

the result – Italy beat France in a penalty shoot-out – but for the incident in extra time which not only saw one of the world’s great players event off but also ended his star-studded career. Even many years after the event, people continue to speculate as to why Zinedine Zidane decided to heat butt Italian defender Marco Materazzi. Zidane ...

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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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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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Portrait of an iconic manager – Marcello Lippi

 Marcello Lippi is a managerial legend of modern football. At the end of his playing career, during which the Italian operated as a defender and had over a decade-long spell with Sampdoria, he went into management and proved extremely successful. Tactics and Man-management Lippi is a tactically acute manager. His ability to plan for different kinds of opposition can be ...

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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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