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ROYAL APPOINTMENTS: REAL MADRID'S ONGOING AFFAIR WITH THE UNITED STATES

In the United States, it is not uncommon to find a Bale or Ronaldo jersey at a local field any day of the week, stressing American's admiration of both players and Los Blancos.

THE DAY THE SKY FELL IN

North London, July 21, 1964. That first day of Spurs pre-season training was a casual, almost disorganised affair: team photos at White Hart Lane, Dave Mackay running up and down the terraces to rebuild his broken leg, the schoolboys and girls waiting outside the gates to grab a word with their heroes.

BLOND AMBITION TOUR 1963 - 2014: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF JØRN ANDERSEN

While not always the colourful, quinto-continental spectacle it is today, since its inception in 1963, the Bundesliga has always had its fair share of gifted foreign players.

THE BALL

Omar Larossa played over 400 times for Boca and Argentinos Juniors, Huracan and Independiente, winning four domestic titles and the 1978 FIFA World Cup. 

ZÉ CARLOS: KING FOR A DAY
LIGHTS: FLICKERING, DIMMED. LITHUANIA, CORRUPTION AND THE ABSENCE OF REASONABLE DOUBT

“Eversheds Saladžius, in cooperation with the Lithuania Football Federation, applied to the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania in order to initiate the consideration of the issue of supplement of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Lithuania.”

"DAD, WHAT IS THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE?"

"Dad, what is the Champions League?"

"Ask your uncle in Lodz"

THE UYGHUR WORLD CUP 2014: A SEARCH FOR A NATIONAL IDENTITY

On June 14, 2014, two days after the Fifa World Cup opens, the second Uyghur World Cup will take place over seven days in the Central Anatolian city of Kayseri in Turkey.

LUIS SUÁREZ. ROBIN VAN PERSIE. DEON MCCAULAY

Luis Suarez. Robin van Persie. Deon McCaulay.  The three forwards each scored 11 goals during FIFA World Cup qualification, tying for the mythical qualification Golden Boot.

TACKLING INEQUALITY: HONDURAS AND EMPOWERMENT

Last weekend, England faced Honduras in their final friendly match before the start of this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

REMEMBERING THE COLOURFUL XI

“That’s it. I’m dead.”

ANGEL WINGS, BRUISED AND RESTRAINED: HUNGARY, URUGUAY AND THE GREATEST DAY

In many regards the 1954 World Cup can be looked back on as the greatest ever. It was the first time that matches were shown live on television, it boasted more goals per game than any other edition in history, and it had a final that was truly memorable with a late twist in the tale.

BANK ROBBER, ASSASSIN, WAR CRIMINAL, FOOTBALL CLUB OWNER

Bank Robber. Asassin. War Criminal. Football club owner.

AN OPEN LETTER TO DIEGO SIMEONE: CHOLO, AN APOLOGY

First of all, my sincerest congratulations are in order.

THE UNCOMFORTABLE ALLIANCE: ARGENTINA'S INDIFFERENT RELATIONSHIP WITH LEO MESSI

In 2012, U.S. sportswriter Wright Thompson travelled to Rosario, Lionel Messi’s hometown, to learn more about the city’s most famous son since Che Guevara.

CHICKEN BREE AND THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD: THE STORY OF RENTON FC

If you were asked to name football’s first world champions, what would be your response? Uruguay? You would not be mistaken, of course, if you held that view; they won the first FIFA-organised tournament of nations in 1930 after all.

A LIFE WORTH LIVING: PERIVALDO

Born in Itubano on 12th July 1953, the Baiano Perivaldo played for Itubano, Bahia and Botafogo.

BÉLA GUTTMANN: THE MAN WHO CURSED BENFICA

A man kneels by a gravestone, hands clasped together he implores the heavens. Tears roll down his face and into the Austrian soil where his great mentor now rests. But this visit is not a chance to pay respects to an old friend; it is a heartfelt plea for mercy. 

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