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The Dirtiest Matches of All Time (Part Eight)

Continuing the series looking at some of the dirtiest matches of all time. (For Part One please click here; Part Two here; Part Three here; Part Four here; Part Five here; Part Six here; and Part Seven here). The Battle of Nuremberg Although the Dutch have the reputation for playing beautiful football, they are not afraid to show the other ...

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Injuries Ruined Their Careers (Part One)

It takes years of hard work and dedication to become a professional footballer. For every thousand boys – or girls – that dream of becoming a major star, less than one will ever go on to sign a professional contract. And, even then, the odds of making it in the game are long, as the large number of academy graduates ...

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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 curious case of three Dutch legends who won little

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The first came out of retirement to play for one last time. The second has made it clear he would retire at the end of the 2018-19 season. The third announced he had retired from professional football with immediate effect. The simultaneous retirement of these three high profile players is not just a mere coincidence. It happens to be one ...

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