Category Archives: Football history

Football history, rules & significant players

Football is the most popular sport around the globe. There are more than 4 billion fans who come together to cheer on the game. It is also known as soccer or association football. The sport involves two teams made up of eleven players who maneuver a ball to try and score a goal. The players can use any part of their bodies except for their hands and arms. Currently, the governing body of football games around the world is the…
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Why football is the most popular sport in the world?

Football is by far the most popular sport in the world. It would be hard to find a single country, which doesn't have a national football team. Some of you might wonder why this sport has become so popular worldwide. In this article, we will explore this subject in detail and try to find out different reasons and factors that are responsible in making football the most popular sport in the world! A brief history of football The history of…
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The 5 World Cup games with the most goals

The FIFA World Cup is without question the pinnacle of the game, a tournament steeped in history where legends are made and superstars are born. For the victors go the spoils as they are etched into the record books, while at the same time there are some records that will want to be forgotten. Particularly records that come in the shape of very heavy defeats and with that in mind here are the five World Cup games with the most…
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Turkish football club becomes the first to pay for a player using Bitcoin

Harunustaspor, an amateur football team from Turkey, just made history by becoming the first football team to pay for the acquisition of a player using the best-rated cryptocurrency of them all. Even though, at this level, the fees for the players are low enough so that you won’t normally need Bitcoin to pay for players, the small club wanted to put their mark in football history as being the first team to achieve such a feat. (more…)
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Parma: story of greatness and decline

When a club disappears from the world of football, it is always a heavy blow. In the UK and France for instance, clubs like Wimbledon FC, Accrington FC, Sedan, Le Mans, or Evian-Thonon-Gaillard (to a certain degree) are a part of such.  A disaster for the fans, workers, but also for the economic and cultural activities of the city or region. If these examples stated here are about less prestigious clubs, the same tragedy can also affect a football institution.…
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Three fascinating facts about the bicycle kick

The bicycle kick, also known as an overhead kick or scissors kick is considered among the most athletic, spectacular manoeuvres that it is possible to execute on the football field, and while it has probably been responsible for more air shots than any other strike, a sweetly struck overhead is often a thing of beauty – especially when it hits the back of the net! Unbeknownst to some, the bicycle kick is as fascinating as it is spectacular, and in…
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Emile Heskey’s view on modern football

It's probably never been tougher to be an ex-professional footballer. It's hard to imagine how former football players must feel watching the game, knowing that even mundane EPL players are earning vast fortunes. One player to have just missed out on the 'stupid money cake' is Emile Heskey. A top flight career as a bruising forward with Leicester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Wigan and Aston Villa came to an end in 2012 (although he did enjoy a career swansong in Australia's A-League…
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