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Five World Cup Goalkeepers for Diego Simeone to Watch

Everyone can agree that Atletico Madrid’s now famed La Liga triumph was one of many highlights in this year’s season. A team full of players not playing for themselves, but for the team. One of their key players was Thibaut Courtois, who had an outstanding year, and at 22 is already one of the best shot stoppers in Europe. With …

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Football on TV: Arsenal win sweet FA Cup

Another year, another season of domestic football around Europe over as Atletico Madrid won the Spanish League title at the Nou Camp and Arsenal ended their nine-year trophy drought after an extra-time winner in the FA Cup against Hull at Wembley. Aaron Ramsey was the hero for the Gunners with his late goal but they were made work for their …

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Barcelona fans will afford Luis Enrique more time than Martino

Barcelona have announced Luis Enrique as Tata Martino’s successor, and Alan Keane believes the Camp Nou faithful will warm to the Blaugrana legend immediately. Pep Guardiola took over Barcelona’s senior side from Frank Rijkaard in 2008. Many considered this a risk on the board’s part, considering Guardiola had until then only managed the Catalan club’s B team. The gamble paid off. …

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VIDEO: Andrea Pirlo’s Greatest Freekicks

There’s no better way to celebrate Andrea Pirlo’s 35th birthday than looking back on some of the legend’s incredible freekicks. The Italian midfield maestro, who turns 35 today, possesses suave and composure in equal measure and has consistently scored wonder goals throughout his career. It is no coincidence that the Juventus man has won nearly every trophy the game has to …

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Helena Costa & Co. Can Help Kick Sexism Out of Football

This week, Chief Executive of the FA Richard Scudamore has been involved in a sexist controversy where emails from his account, which included sexist remarks, were leaked to the British press by a former PA of his. The Guardian reported that during online exchanges with a lawyer friend, Scudamore was involved in conversations which regarded to female colleagues as ‘gash’ …

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Sepp Blatter – The Wolf of FIFA

“Let me tell you something. There’s no nobility in poverty. I’ve been a poor man, and I’ve been a rich man. And I choose rich every f*cking time.” Every year FIFA release a financial report, and 2013’s was released just last month. In the foreword, we’re greeted with the message,”We have reached very high levels of accountability, transparency and financial …

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Isco left out of Provisional Spain Squad for World Cup

Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been left out of Vicente del Bosque’s thirty-man provisional Spain squad, which was announced on Tuesday afternoon. The former Malaga star has endured a difficult period at the Bernabeu and this will be a crushing blow for the 22-year-old.  Del Bosque has named a very strong squad with Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Iturraspe being named amongst the …

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Javier Zanetti – Arrivederci ‘El Capitano’

Last Saturday, May 10th saw one of Inter Milan’s finest servants, Javier Zanetti, finally call to an end a glittering career that has had plaudits flooding in from all over the world. Javier Zanetti has finally decided to hang up his boots and has exited the sport at the highest level with almost 20 years of continuous service to the Nerrazzurri. …

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Greatest Football Upsets: Cardiff City 1-0 Real Madrid

Yes, your eyes have not deceived you. Cardiff City 1-0 Real Madrid. You may very well take a second look at the above score line. The game was the first leg of the European Cup Winners Quarter-final in 1971. The game was played at Ninian Park, Cardiff on the 10th March 1971. Almost 50,000 were packed into the ground, on …

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