Team captain, Alexanko, going before the camera to demand that his president resign with immediate effect - ‘President Nunez has deceived us as people and humiliated us as players. In conclusion, although this request is usually the preserve of the club, the squad suggest the immediate resignation of the president.”
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When ex Ajax player, Rinus Michels took over in 1965 as coach at the old De Meer Stadion, Amsterdam.
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When one evokes Denmark in Footballing terms, most people’s thoughts immediately turn to the early to mid 1980s when a West German
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Monday, 12 October 2015 18:41

FIFA Corruption Documentary Sepp Blatter



Sepp Blatter just might be the most powerful sports figure in the world. He's been president of the FIFA, the governing body of soccer, for 17 years,
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Brian Howard Clough, OBE 21 March 1935 -- 20 September 2004 was an English footballer and football manager.As a player Clough was a prolific goalscorer with Middlesbrough and Sunderland, scoring 251 league goals from 274 starts. He also won two England caps, both in 1959. Clough retired from playing at the age of 29, after sustaining anterior cruciate ligament damage. He remains one of the Football League's highest goalscorers.
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the compact book of the world cup chris hunt matteo sedazzari zani 1.


With every major sporting occasion comes a splendid history and a catalogue of useful statistics so with the World Cup in full swing, (regardless of your team’s performance, good or bad), it is useful to know about your opponents and previous World Cup's victories and defeats.
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Thursday, 29 December 2011 14:27

Cruyff - Fascism & Argentina 78

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Dean Cavanagh on the story of how Johan Cruyff boycotted the world cup finals of 78 and highlighted the plight of thousands of young men and women who were tortured and murdered under a fascist dictatorship.
 
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enzo bearzot  paolo sedazzari matteo sedazzari zani



Like many celebrated football managers, Bearzot was only a moderately successful  player, capped for Italy just once. It wasn’t until he put on a suit and strode the touchlines did he become football legend.
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Friday, 11 November 2011 15:10

Azzurri What Went Wrong

Shahan Petrossian asks What went wrong with the Azzuri (Before, after and even during the 1982 World Cup?) The 1982 Italy squad is forever immortalized in history as World Cup Champions, Italy’s first in the post-war era. The names Paolo Rossi, Dino Zoff, Bruno Conti, Antonio Cabrini and manager Enzo Bearzot are forever part of Italian soccer folklore. Their victory over the purists’ favorite Brazil (containing Zico, Socrates, Falcao, etc.) regularly ranks as one of the greatest World Cup victories ever.

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June 5 -1977- Buenos Aires -La Bombonera-Argentina 1-West Germany 3

 

In the Summer of 1977, Argentina’s World Cup was one year away. Argentina as hosts, were condemned to Friendly matches in preparations for their World Cup. To test themselves against worthy European Competition that they would surely be facing, the Argentine Federation invited many European nations to play vs. the national team that summer. Argentina under the control of a Junta led by General Videla was beset by political problems and terrorism. There were questions about their ability to host the event. The authorities wanted to showcase these friendlies to display to the world, their competence and willingness to host the Main Event without any problems.

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