As a fan of the game, I have always found it intriguing how different Nations view the same Tournament or event through a different lens. A prime example is the romanticism the English hold with the 1990 World Cup in Italy.

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Sunday, 02 June 2019 12:29

ZANI’s Football Quiz

A fun and quick football quiz on ZANI by Soccernostalgia

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The Miracle is a new psychological drama series from SKY Italia (The Young Pope, Borgia) with strong religious overtones throughout the episodes. Created by award-winning Italian author Niccolò Ammaniti

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In Football History, the position of ‘Libero’ was synonymous with positive attributes such as experience, leadership, calmness under pressure, etc. Just hearing the word, we see in our mind images of Beckenbauer, Scirea and other greats of the game who exemplified this key position.
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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:43

FIFA World Cup – A League unto Itself

It could probably be said that the FIFA world cup is the league of leagues, where the club is a school, and the World Cup a university. This unique tournament, now nearly a century old, is one in which the purest skill of each country is put on display.
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Monday, 26 March 2018 11:01

The Place I Love – Lake Garda on ZANI

Since 2012 Lake Garda is my holiday destination of choice, a place that I find exhilarating, fascinating, refreshing and heart-warming. These feelings are aroused the moment I step off the plane at Verona Airport, as I become engrossed with an overwhelming feeling of serenity and stimulation. Poetic as it sounds it is hard, if not impossible, to be drawn into a magical, mystical and even spiritual frame of mind.
Published in Culture
Monday, 19 March 2018 14:04

1978 FIFA World Cup TM on ZANI

The 11th staging of the World Cup TM was held in Argentina in 1978. The competition logo was based on the signature gesture of former President Juan Peron i.e., a salute to the crowd with both arms extended above his head. The design was had been in 1974, two years prior to the military coup in 1976. And whilst they tried to change the competition's logo, the design was already broadly commercialized and merchandise had already been made. A forced modification would automatically trigger a litany of lawsuits. against the country, and so the government dropped their objections.
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Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:39

An Ode to Jimmy Greaves

Jimmy Greaves is the greatest finisher that England's ever seen,
He was presician personified inside the penalty area, a goalscoring machine. Greavsie was born on 20th February 1940 in the Capital's East End, And years later shockwaves and tremors through our lands defences Jimmy Greaves would send.
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Going away, whether a weekend break, a family holiday, travelling across the world or even business travel, are memorable occasions.
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It is almost impossible for any soccer fan born in the past two decades to envision European Football Competitions predating the Champions League.
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