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Five father-son duos who played for the same club

Zinedine and Enzo Zidane (Real Madrid) In Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey fixture against Cultural Leonesa last weekend, Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane introduced Enzo Zidane as a second half substitute in place of Isco, giving the 21-year-old his senior debut for the club. In the process, Enzo followed in his father’s footsteps to become the second Zidane to play ...

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5 players who are known for their signature moves

Cruyff turn Johan Cruyff debuted his turn at the 1974 World Cup against Sweden. The trick involves the player shaping to take a shot forward but instead using the instep to take the ball inwards in order to get away from his marker. The Dutch legend is synonymous with his exquisite skill which has since become quite common, being part ...

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Opinion: Zinedine Zidane will be sacked at the end of the season

Zinedine Zidane was always expected to get the Real Madrid job someday. The Frenchman had retired from his playing career a club legend, having won them a ninth Champions League with a scintillating volley against Bayer Leverkusen in 2002. He later served as an assistant to Carlo Ancelotti when the Italian took reins at the Santiago Bernabeu and delivered the ...

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Greatest European Championship Teams – II

France 2000 France were the world champions going into the European Championship in 2000, and it would be no exaggeration to say that they had got significantly stronger in the two intervening years. The midfield was at time impenetrable with three tacklers Patrick Vieira, Didier Deschamps and Emmanuel Petit negating any attacking move of the opposition well before it reached ...

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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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