How the clothes of footballers changed from century to century: From tunics and bast to cylinders and haute couture shirts
Since the advent of football - and this game, as we know, has a rich history - not only the sport itself has changed, but also the clothes of the…

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The first of the "flying Dutch"
Holland - one of the oldest "football" countries in Europe. The National Football Association was founded here in 1899. Date of birth of the famous Amsterdam club Ajax - 1900.…

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"If Bonek scored, it means that socialism is good."
Zbigniew Bonek - born March 3, 1956 in the city of Bydgoszcz (Poland). The nickname is “the handsome night” (according to one version, it was nicknamed Bonek ostensibly because he…

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Brazil national team – Uruguay national team 1950 World Cup

In 1950, the world championship, the fourth in a row, and the first, held after World War II, hosted Brazil. Millions of hot Brazilian fans remembered, of course, that in the I and II championships the winners were the hosts of the tournaments. They also remembered that at the last pre-war championship in 1938, in distant Europe, the Brazilian national team reached the semifinals, where they lost, as every Brazilian firmly knew, only because the coach did not install Leonidas. Continue reading

Liverpool to bone marrow
Robert Paisley was a member of the coaching staff of Bill Shankly, in which Liverpool first returned to the top division in the 1960s, then entered the European arena for…

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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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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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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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