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Diego Maradona plays the ball with his hand again

The hype and buzz about the Hand of God goal against England in Mexico 1986 is so much that many forget, Diego Maradona repeated the feat four years later in Naples in their second Group Match against the former...

A moment which Cristiano Ronaldo would love to forget

Football returned to Italy after 3 months, where Juventus met AC Milan at Turin in the second leg of the semifinal of Coppa Italia. The match ended in a 0-0 draw, but still, the Italian Serie A Champions qualified...

Impressive Egypt in Italia 90

A tough qualifying contest   The Confederation of African Football (CAF) section of the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification saw teams competing for two berths in the final tournament in Italy. 26 nations in total entered the qualifying stage. FIFA rejected the entries...

A red letter day for Costa Rica

116 teams entered the 1990 World Cup, including Italy as the host nation and Argentina as reigning World Cup champions, who were both granted automatic qualification. Thus, the remaining 22 finals places were divided among the continental confederations, with...

The story of Morocco in Mexico 1970

For the first time in the history of the FIFA World Cup, a country from Africa would feature in the Greatest Show on Earth. http://gty.im/80752550 The draw for the qualifying stages was conducted on 1 February 1968 in Casablanca, Morocco, with...

The origin of “Group of Death”

In the mega-events, teams are often seeded to provide an even distribution of strong and weak competitors across all preliminary groups. However, in association football, the ranking methods used for seeding may be crude. http://gty.im/80752552 In the World Cup, until 2018...

The birth of Toto Schillaci

In the southern part of Italy, Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and...

Cameroon finish their lunch with Maradona and Argentina

The summer of 1990 was endless, but the world was not bored because of the music and colour the fourteenth FIFA World Cup provided – the hype started as soon as the 80s ended. One could hear people saying,...

When Brazil and England dished out a spectacular show

“Yet at its highest levels, the game can acquire something akin to the concentrated drama of the prize ring. Players go into some matches with the certain knowledge that the result will stay with them, however, submerged, for the...

Timo Werner to Chelsea

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino – there is hardly any team in world football today who does not fear this frontline trio of Liverpool. https://twitter.com/AnfieldEdition/status/1269059868163440640 They have kicked-off an era, which gave Liverpool so much to cheer for. Their...

Gustavo Maia: The Brazilian expected to shine in Barcelona

For any big clubs in Europe, recruiting talents from Brazil always remain the first priority. Since the Brazilian players started to feature in top European Leagues on a regular basis in the 80s, no clubs leave any stone unturned...

Will Philippe Coutinho return to Premier League?

None wants to bother when you are having a rough patch. Even at times, your own shadow wishes to leave all alone. Such is the situation of Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho right now. The Brazilian, who was once tagged as...

Football Says No To Racism

The Der Klassiker might have slipped out of the hands, but it did not take Borussia Dortmund enough time to bounce back and exhibit their ruthless best against Paderborn. The first half was somewhat dull, but in the second,...

Kai Havertz: The Alleskönner

Kai Havertz is a special kid. He is the Jack of All Trade and his maturity at such a young age has made him the most wanted players in the transfer market….     Since the return of Bundesliga, some of...

Alphonso Davies: The Road Runner of Bayern Munich

"Davies is a special kid and the way he is performing in every match it won’t take time for this kid to become one of the best left-backs in the world"   The prolific number 9 of Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski...

Der Klassiker: The supremacy of Bayern Munich is evident

Since the return from the break for COVID-19, Bundesliga has been competitive, except or the absence of fans, who are extremely missed. Without a doubt, the fans add so much to the game that the artificial noises can’t fulfill...

Der Klassiker: The clash of the German Titans

In this part of the world, very few bother about Der Klassiker – the German version of El Clasico. In the mid 90s, the clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona took the viewers in the subcontinent by storm and...

Real Madrid should be the next destination for Erling Haaland

Even before the arrival at Borussia Dortmund, Erling Haaland has made an impact on world football while playing in Austrian Bundesliga. He represented Red Bull Salzburg and in Europe’s most top competitions, Haaland’s nag for scoring goals almost in...

Igor Gomes: The next target of Real Madrid

Brazil – the land of music, love, wonderful people, and football. Throughout the past and present century, the Latina Nation has been producing footballing talents, who have nothing but glorified the world of football. As always, they remain the...

Bayern Munich show their power

The after-noon at the Volkswagen Arena started with a minute silence in memory of those, who died in the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic. The stadium was empty, but still, the emptiness was not felt due to the innovative idea -...

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Italy watch and die at Naples

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