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The only record that really stands out is that of ‘O Rei’ Pele with...

Russia lost just one match during the World Cup Qualifiers for USA 94, which was not bad at all for a nation, which broke in 1991. Meanwhile, the delight of 1990 Cameroon qualified as well and both of them...

Making young people play more is not just my scope, it should be a...

Quique Setien joined Barcelona as the coach during a time when the club needed change and momentum. He was dubbed as the person to bring back the fluid football in Camp Nou, but so far, the results have not...

It still amazes me, the impact that save has had: Packie Bonner

The Republic of Ireland featured in the FIFA World Cup for the first time in their history. In Italia 90, their expectation was nothing big, but as the tournament progressed, their grit was evident as they advanced through to...

If not Real Madrid then Donny Van de Beek could move to Manchester United...

Donny Van de Beek, the Dutch and Ajax creative midfielder impressed many in the last UEFA Champions League. His command at the center of the park did not go unnoticed by the top clubs of Europe and surely a...

Robert Lewandowski wanted to join Real Madrid and play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo claims Cezary...

Whenever you hear the name Robert Lewandowski, you can only think of someone who is born to score goals. He hogged the limelight during his days at Borussia Dortmund where he enjoyed a great season f 2012-13. The German...

Cristiano always wants to win, he motivated us and made us react: Luka Modric

Since Luka Modric joined Real Madrid in 2012 from Tottenham Hotspur, his life changed and at Santiago Bernabeu, he only became better and better. In each match, he proved his worth as a central midfielder and fit extremely well...

I think Neymar has everything to be the best player on the planet: Cafu

There is no need to explain who Cafu is and what had been his impact on Brazil and world football. Until today the charismatic Brazilian remains the last great Selecao right-back to play in a World Cup Final three...

It’s going to be very strange: Antoine Griezmann

La Liga is set to return soon, but like Bundesliga, it would be played behind closed doors, which might not please the fans and players. Artificial noises are never enough to fill the gaps of real fans, who trigger...

Messi is the toughest player I have ever faced: Arthur

Arthur Melo, the central midfielder of Brazil, has always been regarded very highly at Camp Nou. He dons the number 8 shirt of legendary Andres Iniesta. He had enjoyed a wonderful period at Camp Nou, but recently, his form...

Real Madrid grow in finals: Marcelo

Three years ago, Real Madrid won their back-to-back Champions League titles under Zinedine Zidane. Defensively strong Juventus met Real Madrid in the finals at Cardiff, England. Throughout the tournament, Buffon and Juve's defence were tough to breach, but in...

Playing alongside Ronaldo O Fenomeno

He caught the attention of experts and media as the boy wonder. In the following years, he would be termed as the Fenomeno. After coming back from a terrible knee injury, he would help Brazil to win the World...

Football will never be the same: Lionel Messi

The La Liga is all set to start from June and the league leaders and current champions are gearing up to give their best shot yet again. In this season, the champions experienced a fair bit of ups and...

The goal against Argentina was more special for me: Dennis Bergkamp

Who was one of the most prolific scorers for the Netherlands? http://gty.im/650508760 Immediately the lanky image of Marco van Basten crops up in your mind. Then you would start thinking about either Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Patrick Kluivert, or Robin van Persie....

Now we are closer to starting again and the desire only increases: Marcelo

Despite the emergence of some promising left-backs in Real Madrid, in the big matches, Zinedine Zidane still invests faith in the Brazilian – Marcelo. Marcelo is an over-attacking left-back. Many times, for his over-attacking instincts, his abilities as a...

I haven’t lost my touch of the ball with my hand: Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois was signed ahead of the 2018-19 season preferred over the legendary Kaylor Navas. The journey of Courtois had been scratchy at the start, but with the progress of time, he seems to be getting his mojo back....

Zidane told us that we had to keep our cool: Sergio Ramos

The 2015-16 season was a rollercoaster ride for Real Madrid. Midway through the season, coach Rafa Benitez had to leave and Zinedine Zidane had to take the responsibility to run the show until the end of the season. Since...

In football, you might play amazing, not score for five games, and then everyone...

Gareth Bale has been one of the vital cogs for Real Madrid’s frontline since he arrived at Santiago Bernabeu. Injuries dented his progress more often, but whenever, the dynamic forward got an opportunity to showcase his talents in crucial...

When Diego Maradona played in Spain

Diego Armando Maradona – the name does not require any further descriptions to explain who he is and what had been his achievements as a footballer. Since Pele and Garrincha, no other footballer in the world could ever have...

I think when you are a manager, you have to try and manage Real...

Jose Mourinho left Real Madrid and in 2013 Carlo Ancelotti received a call from the hierarchy of Los Blancos to manage the side, which was struggling to win the Champions League for more than a decade. Mourinho received a...

We were much better than Liverpool and maybe we deserved a better result: Mauricio...

The end-story of the street-smart coach of Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettino was not a rosy one, but for five years his impact on the London-based club had been huge – from nowhere they became one of the most competitive...

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