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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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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The story of how a soccer ball fell to Earth from space and came back
In 1986, the Challenger shuttle exploded 73 seconds after the flight began, thus ending the lives of seven members of the NASA team. The ship scattered into 14 tons of…

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minutes and the first goal

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

The Best George Best

“Best” in English means “the best.” Many Englishmen really consider George Best to be the best player in the history of British football. He owned feints no worse than the Brazilian wizard Garrincha, perfectly and accurately hit with both legs, played well in the air, picked up speed from the spot and jerked away from defenders … And, of course, scored goals, a lot of goals. Continue reading

Calcio Fiorentino - historical football for real men
Many fans criticize modern football for the fact that it has evolved from the sport of real men to the competition of cherished millionaires, who fall and writhe from the…

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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…

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The Best George Best
“Best” in English means “the best.” Many Englishmen really consider George Best to be the best player in the history of British football. He owned feints no worse than the…

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Two "Cinderellas" of the English Premier League
The "Leicester" team is opening this season. Claudio Ranieri, a coach who doesn’t have enough stars from heaven, managed to create a very strong and attractive team. It is unlikely…

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