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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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Today in football history: 2006 Calciopoli Scandal

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In the 2005/06 Serie A season, Juventus raced their way to the title and wrapped up the league, having finished 15 points ahead of Inter Milan but instead of being awarded the Scudetto the Old Lady were relegated to Serie B after a match-fixing scandal dubbed Calciopoli came to light. The scandal was uncovered in May 2006 and it implicated ...

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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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Can Antonio Conte lead Italy to European Championship success?

When Jose Mourinho was unceremoniously sacked from the Chelsea job last year, rumours started swirling that the London outfit were going to hire Antonio Conte to steady the ship of the team that made a hash of their title defence last season. However, not many believed those rumours to be true, expecting that the former Juventus boss would stay at ...

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1984 Euro – The legend of Michel Platini

In the 1983/84 Serie A campaign, Michel Platini had guided Juventus to the Serie A title with his 20 goals from 28 league appearances. He was also instrumental in helping the Old Lady to a triumphant campaign in the Cup Winners’ Cup. The Frenchman’s stupendous performances were enough to see him win his second successive Ballon d’Or, and as a ...

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Portrait of an iconic manager – Giovanni Trapattoni

There are few managers in world football who boast of a CV as glowing as Giovanni Trapattoni’s. The Italian remains one of the very few to have won the league title across four European countries and he did it all with an unshakeable conviction in his methods. Trapattoni, a Milan native, spent almost his entire playing career with AC Milan ...

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Best Quotes on Zinedine Zidane

“Zidane has an exceptional coordination, an exceptional touch of the ball. Every area three yards around Zidane, you could give him the ball where you wanted. He puts it down and plays.”  — Arsene Wenger Zinedine Zidane won every possible major trophy with club and country. The former Real Madrid midfielder is ranked among the greatest players of all-time. The ...

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