The Argentina 1986 World Cup Squad was Much More than Diego Maradona

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The 1986 World Cup will always be remembered for one man: Diego Armando Maradona. Without doubt, he was the star of the tournament and Argentina’s talisman as they became world champions for the second time. Throughout the tournament he took most of the headlines for a whole host of reasons. However, sometimes the narrative about […] READ MORE


Football Villains XI – Part Two

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Many players could be described as villians or hard men but who would get into a villains eleven? This is Football Villains XI – Part Two READ MORE


Best Quotes From Brazil 2014

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It was just over a week ago that the German team finally lifted the World Cup trophy and now officially rule the world of football. The recent edition of the World Cup played in Brazil was much like previous versions–it was drama-filled. Players, managers and officials alike made many memorable comments. Some were spirit-lifting, others […] READ MORE


Hand of Brod: Messi's Maracana Goal still doesn't put him in Greatest Ever category

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Lionel Messi’s 65th minute goal at the Maracana was quite simply extraordinary. The neat one-two with Gonzalo Higuain, the dizzying dribble, the two defenders colliding with each other and then the shot acutely hitting the post before going in, was just exceptional. His goal is one of the defining moments of the World Cup so […] READ MORE


Would a World Cup Give Messi "Greatest Ever" Claim?

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1986 World Cup quarter-final, in Mexico. Argentina lead England 1-0. Diego Maradona, Argentinean captain, gets the ball in midfield. Spinning out of Peter Reid’s attempted tackle, he dribbles up half the pitch, past four other English defenders. Finally, stepping past the diving keeper Peter Shilton, Maradona hammers the ball in while falling. The goal put […] READ MORE