Soccer Match Fixing

It’s hard to trust anything in soccer anymore after all the recent scandals.  Just Google match fixing FIFA and you’ll see it’s rampant. Then if you look at all of USA’s important goals over the last 30 years they all come from some kind of weird play or 1 foot of snow. In fact two of them come from the identical set play: a throw in from just in front…

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Need to Learn How to Bet on Soccer?

If you are interested in learning a little bit about sports betting, then the first thing you need to consider is what sport or sports you are planning on betting on – because if you do not have a particular sport in mind, it will be easier for you to get into any sports that you see, while if you have specific sports in mind, you may be ready to…

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Maradona Getting Punched

Have you ever seen Messi get punched in the face? I’ve never seen a single foul like this on Messi. Today’s players have it much much easier than the greats from the past. Watch this video below to see how Maradona was fouled in the 80’s. Some of these fouls in the video didn’t even get a yellow card but they would all be red cards today. Maradona was arguably…

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Soccer: Getting your kids started

Written by Soccer Garage Why is soccer the most popular and played sport in the world? Because you need very little in terms of equipment. With just a ball and little space, anyone can play. Here is how to see if your kids are interested in playing the sport. The first thing you need is a ball. The typical soccer ball is not expensive, and you can get soccer balls…

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Great Portuguese Players

No summary of Portuguese greats can start anywhere other than with Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, undoubtedly the greatest player Portugal has ever produced. From the humble origins of Maputo in his homeland of Mozambique “ The Black Panther” would emerge as one of the World Cup’s most lethal strikers. His success was to combine searing pace with ferocious shooting and an uncanny ability to dribble in and out of the…

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England vs Portugal – a long history

England and Portugal go way back. English crusaders were keen to help oust the Moors from Lisbon in 1147, and the mutual trade treaty signed in 1294 became Portugal ‘s first ever alliance with another country. Since then there have been many instances of mutual help. England lent a hand in Portugal ‘s wars against Castile (the 1400s) and the French (the 1800s), and the Portuguese stood up and were…

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Wayne Rooney in 2004

This article was written in 2004 when Wayne Rooney was just starting out. It is interesting to see what this writer thought about him back then and how he has held up. Wayne Rooney has made the headlines as the newest star of English football. But, writes Victoria Shaw, he lacks the glamour required to become an international icon It’s early evening in a quiet Liverpool suburb. Between a boarded-up…

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Obrigado Portugal [Thank you Portugal]

Peter Gordon writes up his experience of Euro 2004 from an England fan’s perspective. I’d always wanted to do one mad tournament in my life and Portugal seemed the perfect place to do it. Cheap, nice weather and easily accessible, my 6th football tournament filled all the criteria to get to as many games in as short a time as possible. I started off by attending the LondonEnglandfans/British Council ‘Welcome…

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Fathers, football and mental health

Article submitted by tasteforhealth.com For many years, research on children’s development and well-being has focused almost exclusively on what happens between children and their mothers. But some recent research has begun to focus on the importance of ‘quality time’ between fathers and children, and the potential benefits this has for mental health in later life. One study has associated good father-child relationships with an absence of emotional and behavioural difficulties in…

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FA Women’s Cup: Dynamo North London

Article written by Online Soccer Champions “So men or women it’s the pinnacle for any footballer,” says Tony André, manager of Dynamo North London, as his side enjoy a cup run. Anjana Gadgil joins them for the ride and explores why the FA Cup is still so important. Filled with nervous energy, the two teams line up in the tunnel and lift their boots so the referee can check their…

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