Football match in the “city of the dead”: how besieged Leningrad proved to be alive
In St. Petersburg there is a monument about which not everyone knows - a monument in memory of the football players of besieged Leningrad. The legendary football match, which took…

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Jamie Vardy. From amator to the star of the Premier League: what next? Sensation from Lester
Jamie Vardy quite normally took the news that he did not hit the short list of applicants for the title of Personality of the Year from BBC Sports (despite the…

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Matt busby
Before World War II, Matt Busby, who was born in Orbiston, Lancashire, played for Manchester City and Liverpool, spent several matches for the Scotland national team on the spot of…

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Eternal record holder

In the late 1950s, Juste Fontaine was a great pair of strikers with Raymond Kopa. Together they played in the French team and in the club “Reims”. Kopa built more, prepared attacks, and Fontaine scored, and very many. He knew how to be exactly where Kopa gave an unexpected pass for everyone, and knew how to use the slightest opportunity to deliver an accurate strike. Continue reading

Ball wizards: a retrospective look

In the period between the two world wars, Brazilian youth began to thrill Europe. Back in 1925, an extremely successful tour of the team from Sao Paulo took place, but the Brazilian national team at the World Championships in 1938 led the genuine enthusiasm of the Europeans, striking them with exceptional technique and overall inimitable style of the game. Continue reading

Duel: Leonidas vs Willimowski

World Cup 1938 year. Brazil national team – Poland national team
1938, the year of the third World Cup, was a turbulent time for Europe. The storm clouds of the coming world war were gathering over the continent. The Nazis, who came to power in Germany, no longer hide their claims to world domination. German factories increased the production of tanks, aircraft, artillery. Continue reading

Football commercialization
Initially, football was designed more for that. to become a form of free pastime, rather than a professional occupation. The young people who founded the English Football Association did not…

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The pearl of Mozambique - the hero of Portugal
The world knows the great football player only as Eusebio, but his full name is three times longer. When he was just starting to play, it never occurred to anyone…

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Franz Beckenbauer became the first in the history of football
Franz Beckenbauer became the first in the history of football who managed to win the world champion title, being first a player, and then a coach of the German national…

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The most unusual football team: “Sands Utd” plays when one of the players dies a child
Most football players dream of fame and admiration in the eyes of fans, but not these men who have joined the team called “Sands Utd”. Each of their games is…

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