Category Archives: Football history

The World Cup Curse: Why it happens, and will it happen again?

Since 2006, there have been four World Cups, and each has been won by a European side. Indeed, this is the case for five of the six World Cups in the last 24 years. France in 1998, Italy in 2006, Spain in 2010, Germany in 2014, and France again last time around. Each of the European winners from 1998 to 2014 not only failed to retain its title in the following competition but failed to even make it out of…
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The top 10 rivalries in world football!

Rivalry is necessary for football, because it's necessary for competition. It can also help represent the rivalry between cities in general, or as we will see, the separation of identities, religion, and even social class. The best way to indulge a rivalry is by getting stuck in the best UK betting sites to make them even more exciting.Below is a list of the top 10 football rivalries. Lazio vs Roma Lazio vs Roma is perhaps the biggest fixture in Italian football. The Derby…
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Five reasons why football is the most watched sport

Image Credit Football is a fast-paced, physically engaging game, and the action gets fans at the edge of their seats. Perhaps that's why it's the most loved sport in the world. Hundreds of millions of people watch football globally, and millions of them profit from betting on football. Officially known as soccer in the United States, people have become millionaires by betting on soccer odds. Football is not just a game, it's a tradition that brings people from different races…
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The biggest comebacks in football that defied the odds

The beautiful game often goes to plan, as bookies wouldn’t stay in business for long if they were bad at calling games. But for spectators and bettors alike, that can make upsets all the more enjoyable. Here are some of the greatest comebacks against all odds in football. Liverpool claim an epic win in 2005 Fans of Liverpool, and football fans generally, will be aware that the club has its own strange history of phenomenal strength and success in the…
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The early history of football in New Zealand

Football is the most popular team sport in the world and the most widely watched. In 2018, the FIFA World Cup, held once every four years, was viewed by 3.572 billion people across the world. This popularity holds true, not only for a global audience but for native New Zealanders too. While football may have begun in England, its popularity quickly spread across the globe. This means that, today, it transcends nations and borders, with teams hailing from every country imaginable.…
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Crazy football statistics you didn’t know

Behind the beautiful game called football is a long list of facts most people don’t know about. For starters, do you know which goalkeeper has five premier league assists? Or which two players have scored penalties with both feet? In all fairness, not every day you hear about some of the stats. But that's why we are here. So, sit back and chew on these exceedingly unique football facts and stats. #1: Only one player has scored in 7 competitions…
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The five greatest football matches of the decade

It’s hard to believe that we are swinging into a new decade, and yet the 2020s are just around the corner. The 2010s in football were characterised by many things: the dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi; Real Madrid’s relentless pursuit of Champions League trophies; the decline of Manchester United after Alex Ferguson’s retirement. And, of course, some really memorable matches. But which games will be remembered decades from now? It’s difficult to quantify something so subjective as the…
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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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