Memories from World Cup shaped me into the man I am today
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Memories from World Cup shaped me into the man I am today

Pelé’s first World Cup memory is of his father crying. This was 1950. Brazil hosted, and rolled teams 4-0, 7-1 and 6-1. Before the final game, against Uruguay, the Brazilian players received gold watches with “For the World Champions” engraved on them. O Mundo’s showed a picture of the Brazilian players under the headline, “These […]

World Cup

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Memories from World Cup shaped me into the man I am today

Pelé’s first World Cup memory is of his father crying. This was 1950. Brazil hosted, and rolled teams 4-0, 7-1 and 6-1. Before the final game, against Uruguay, the Brazilian players received gold watches with “For the World Champions” engraved on them. O Mundo’s showed a picture of the Brazilian players under the headline, “These […]

World Cup

/ 2 days ago

Who will win the World Cup?

With eight teams remaining in the 2022 World Cup, options are dwindling as to who can win the tournament. There are the usual favorites. France and England have a tasty quarterfinal fixture. Lionel Messi and Argentina play the Netherlands in a 2014 semifinal rematch. Then, Brazil and Portugal lit up their respective opposition in the […]

Pele

/ 6 days ago

Pray for Pelé: Brazil star moved to end-of-life care hospital

Brazilian news outlet Folha de Sao Paulo is claiming that soccer superstar Pelé is not responding to chemotherapy treatment. Because the harsh treatment is now not working, doctors have reportedly began palliative care on the Brazilian. The former Brazil international has been dealing with intestinal cancer since September of 2021. Initial chemotherapy appeared to be […]

England

/ 20 days ago

James Maddison likely to miss England-Iran game

James Maddison is set to miss England’s opening encounter against Iran in the World Cup on Monday through injury. The 25-year-old missed a second consecutive day of training at England’s base training camp in Doha completing a solo session indoors. The Leicester City midfielder has been struggling since picking up a knee injury last weekend […]

World Cup

/ 22 days ago

Top 5 best World Cup trailers from broadcasters worldwide

Qatar 2022 is here. The World Cup that has been littered with controversy since way before the bidding process was complete is about to be played. But some things are like clockwork when it comes to the World Cup every four years. There are the soccer TV commercials from Nike. The new kits. The new […]

Argentina

/ 57 days ago

Maradona's 'Hand of God' ball to fetch around $3 million at auction

The soccer ball used in the 1986 World Cup quarter final between Argentina and England, the day of the famous 'Hand of God' goal, is set to go to auction next month, according to the BBC. While any ball used in such a big match would be historically significant, this particular one is one of […]

World Cup

/ 63 days ago

World Cup 2022 has remarkable sense of parity

The modern era of supremacy is at risk of changing due to the parity rife at World Cup 2022. Over the last twelve years, European powerhouses slowly established domination on the international stage. Of the last five World Cup finals played, eight out of 10 finalists were European teams. The other two are South American, […]

Argentina

/ 99 days ago

Diego Maradona's shining moment with Argentina in Napoli

On July 3, 1990, defending World Cup champions Argentina played against hosts Italy in the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup. The two entered the 1990 World Cup among the favorites, and the fixture remains a part of soccer's lore. Yet, it was more than a semifinal. It shined a light upon the divided nation […]

Australia

/ 110 days ago

Former coach Hiddink to help Australia's World Cup build-up

Sydney (AFP) – Australia recruited former coach Guus Hiddink on Monday to help in their World Cup build-up, with the experienced Dutch tactician invited back for their final home game ahead of the tournament. The 75-year-old, who ended Australia's 32-year World Cup exile by steering them to the 2006 tournament where they reached the last […]
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Mark Leech

Italy

/ 116 days ago

How Rossi and Bearzot revolutionized Italy for the 1982 World Cup

The triumph of Paolo Rossi and Enzo Bearzot at the 1982 World Cup is underrated amongst the competition's lore. The late Italian manager Enzo Bearzot pioneered 'total football' from Ajax. He steered Italians away from the Catenaccio, or 'door-bolt,' defensive strategy. That tactic led to the emergence of Italian soccer during the 1960s. This defensive […]

World Cup

/ 170 days ago

The curse that comes with winning the FIFA World Cup

In the history of the World Cup since 1930, only eight powerhouse nations won the tournament. Five come from Europe, and the other three hail from South America. Furthermore, only two countries won consecutive World Cups. Italy won in 1934 then in 1938. Brazil matched that feat in 1958 then 1962. Therefore, six nations, as […]