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WHEN EL ROJO HUMBLED LOS BLANCOS

The disastrous past couple of years have not provided many reasons to cheer for the red half of the residents of Avellaneda, and so it is little wonder that supporters of Club Atlético Independiente have occupied their time reminiscing over past glories.

HULL CITY AND THE GAME THAT FLEET STREET TRIED TO STOP

The tale of England’s humbling at the hands of Hungary at Wembley in November 1953 has become something of a legend.

KIWITEA STREET

There are no towering floodlights or giant grandstands and it would be fairly easy to get lost in the labyrinth-like roads around the ground on matchdays.

THE PRINCE AND THE ANIMAL

Fans called it ‘the attack of dreams’, for defenders it was the partnership of nightmares.

IN SEARCH OF EUSEBIO

As one year ends and another begins, the football world looks back on the marvels of Atletico Madrid’s La Liga triumph and Germany’s 7-1 rout of Brazil.

THE RISE OF THE AZTECS
THE DOOR TO HELL: IRAQI FOOTBALL UNDER UDAY HUSSEIN

Iraq is a nation not only known for its rich and venerated history as the cradle of civilization, Mesopotamia and the birthplace of revered artistic talent like Kadhim Al Saher, but also for its cherished football culture and folklore.

ZAWISZA BYDGOSZCZ, RADOSLAW OSUCH AND THE REJECTION OF SUCCESS

When the 2014/15 Europa League kicked off its preliminary stages back in June, 195 teams began a journey which comes to an end in May at Warsaw's impressive Stadion Narodowy.

ARRIVEDERCI SIENA, CIAO SIENA

It is the evening of August 24, 2013. The cool breeze is blowing welcomingly through the trees that envelope the Stadio Artemio Franchi Arena. 

ALMOST MUTE: WHY ÁNGEL CORREA DESERVES HIS WINGS

Of all the reasons to like a footballer or to wish them every future success, “because he’s really unlucky” is one of the more unusual.

#IBWM100 FOR 2015

Our watchlist for 2015. 

#IBWM100 FOR 2015: AN INTRODUCTION

If you’ve been with us for a while then you’ll know exactly how this works.

"ALL THE GOALS HE SCORES ARE DEDICATED TO HER" : ASENSIO

Not many players get their face on the cover of Marca, the most read sports paper in Spain, at 18-years-old. Then, not many players are Marco Asensio.

LIVORNO AND COMMUNISM

At first glance, a trip to Livorno’s Stadio Armando Picchi appears to be an ordinary footballing experience.

BRISTOL ROVERS AND THE GAS TALE: WHAT'S IN A NICKNAME?

English football clubs have held nicknames and titles since the 19th century, when the sport first became fully regulated and gained mass popularity. 

FRENCH FOOTBALL, BRITISH SERVICEMEN AND WORLD WAR ONE

When Didier Deschamps lifted the World Cup aloft in 1998, many England fans felt a deep sense of ‘what might have been’.

KWAME NKRUMAH, REAL REPUBLIKANS AND THE QUEST FOR AFRICAN UNITY

"The masses of the people of Africa are crying for unity…"

Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanaian Leader from 1951 to 1966

ZOLTÁN VARGA -  A HERO IN EXILE

Hungary in 1968 was a different nation to the one that had witnessed bloody Revolution twelve years earlier.

NORTHERN IRELAND AT SWEDEN 58: AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER

Irish football is a complicated affair often dominated by politics. Interspersed with the drama we get brief occasions of joy, ecstasy and delight.

EVOLVING IDENTITIES: A FOOTBALLING PERSPECTIVE

As a second-generation Tamil born in Switzerland, raised and living in England (and an avid football fan), to which national team I pledge my support has been under constant enquiry.

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