Hector Castro was born in 1904, Montevideo. As a young boy (aged 13), he accidentally amputated his right forearm while using an electric saw to cut wood.

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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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Thursday, 04 July 2019 14:47

Five Underdog Stories To Get Inspired

Football or soccer is the most popular sport in the world with billions of fans dotted around the globe; some aren’t committed to a team and just simply enjoy the game, others dedicate their lives to following their teams all over to cheer them on – win or lose – but all of them have a passion and love for the game.

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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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Alan Hudson burst onto the football scene aged 17 for Chelsea on 1st February 1969 at Stamford Bridge, for a home match against Southampton.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 14:04

Pele leads world tributes to Gordon Banks

Gordon Banks, the England international goalkeeper who was one of the key players of the famous 1966 FIFA World Cup winning team has sadly passed away at the age of 81.

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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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Smile for the camera: Why live streaming is such big business

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France produced a magnificent display to topple Argentina in the last 16 of the World Cup and they are now among the favourites for glory. Optimism is swelling among fans as this golden generation of superstars looks set to finally deliver on its huge promise. Les Bleus made the final of Euro 2016, but lost out to Portugal after extra-time. Now Didier Deschamps men could go one better by conquering the world, as they are playing with flair, power, dynamism and vitality and they will fear no one heading into the latter stages of the tournament.

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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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