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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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,…

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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 fact that bookmakers rated his chances very high after the record goal against Manchester United). “It’s okay,” says Vardy. “But I don’t have to wear a formal suit.” Continue reading

5 soul stories from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which return faith in good

While a huge number of football fans from all over the world are watching the results of matches taking place in Russian cities, events worthy of attention also take place outside the football fields. So, football fans from different parts of the world showed themselves from the best side, becoming heroes of really good and sincere stories that touched the hearts of even those who are far from sports. 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 we say about the fans who do not miss a single match of their favorite team – they now can not even think about anything else. 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…

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King of the Royal Club
Alfredo di Stefano (1926 - 2014) He played in the Argentinian clubs “River Plate” and “Huracan”, the Colombian club “Millionaros”, the Spanish clubs “Real” Madrid and “Espanyol”. In 1947–1961, he…

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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 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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