Valery Lobanovsky - Great coach!
Older generation football fans who took the early 1960s should remember well the famous corner kicks of Valery Lobanovsky, the forward Dynamo Kiev “Dynamo”. He twisted the ball so skillfully…

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Football weekend. Gladiator battles
This weekend promises us a number of interesting matches in the championships of England and Italy. It is in these two championships that intrigue in the fight for the championship…

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"Battul"
Far from all top-class attackers manage to show high performance both in the club and in the national team, but Gabriel Batistuta, who was shining in the 90s of the…

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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

Matches with sacrifices and the ball "hovering" in the air, or How different nations of different eras played football
The World Cup forced to follow this game even those who are indifferent to it at the usual time and do not understand the subtleties of the rules. What can…

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Truth and fiction about the "death match" - the football battle of Soviet athletes and Nazi gunners
The Great Patriotic War is remembered by many grand battles in which Soviet soldiers defended the independence of their homeland. But in the history of the confrontations of the USSR…

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Johan Cruyff: “I like football”
The legend of football ”presents to the attention of fans of a football show an excerpt from Johan Cruyff’s book“ I like football ”. This book is no longer the…

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Leonenko Viktor Evgenievich
Leonenko Viktor Evgenievich Ukrainian football player, striker; sports commentator Born on October 5, 1969 in Tyumen (Russian Federation). Pupil SDYUSSHOR "Geologist" Tyumen. He played for the teams: “Geologist” Tyumen (1988–1991),…

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