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Author Archives: Aleksandra Slupinski

About Aleksandra Slupinski

A 24 year old currently living in Milan, Italy. An avid Barcelona fan since moving to Spain in 2011. Check out my blog Http://ignoredbypep.wordpress.com

Italy Manager Cesare Prandelli Resigns After Rant Against Fans And Italian FA

Posted on by Aleksandra Slupinski
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After a controversial 1-0 loss to Uruguay Tuesday in the Group stages of the World Cup, Italian manager Cesare Prandelli has resigned from his position. His Italian squad came in third in the group after two consecutive losses against Costa Rica … Continue reading

Italy vs Uruguay, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Aleksandra Slupinski
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The headline on one of the most popular Italian newspapers, Gazetta Dello Sport, reads today “No going home; NO!” ahead of Italy’s do-or-die clash against Uruguay, which kicks off at Noon ET/9am PT today. First the TV news and starting … Continue reading

The Leopards of Zaire in the 1974 World Cup

Posted on by Aleksandra Slupinski
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The Leopards of Zaire (now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo) qualified for the 1974 World Cup held in West Germany. The former leader of Zaire, president Mobutu, was elected in 1965 after the nation carried out a series … Continue reading

UEFA Champions League Preview: Underdogs Atleti Hoping For Poetic Win Against Real Madrid

Posted on by Aleksandra Slupinski
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This Saturday we’re going to see the first inner-city UEFA Champions League final when Real Madrid go head to head with Atletico Madrid in the Estadio da Luz, Lisbon. The Bernabeu museum is aching to put the 10th UEFA Champions … Continue reading

3 Secrets Behind Diego Simeone’s Success at Atletico Madrid

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The final of the 2014 UEFA Champions League, on Saturday May 24, will be the fifth one-country final, and Atletico Madrid’s first Champions League final in history. Diego “El Cholo” Simeone has singlehandedly transformed a team that was falling behind … Continue reading