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It is not necessary to discuss how important Cristiano was for Real Madrid: Luka...

When Cristiano Ronaldo left Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2018, Real Madrid were at bay and they were left clueless by the departure of manager Zinedine Zidane at the same time. Those were dark days for the Los...

I couldn’t be happier and I know it would be perfect if the stadium...

After defeating Chelsea by 5-3, the much-awaited moment arrived for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp. After 30 years the Reds had a hand on Premier League the trophy and they celebrated with a lot of emotions. This title means a...

Playing with Zinedine Zidane

In the mid 90s and greater part of 2000, world football witnessed a Frenchman dance with the ball. He would be considered as the greatest midfielder of all-time by many. In France, he is like a God and he...

This is Real Madrid and anything is possible: Raphael Varane

After scratchy start to the season, Real Madrid secured the La Liga title with one match to spare. For the whole squad, it had been a very challenging and tiery season. But for Real Madrid, the level of expectations...

I have all the respect for what Arsenal are on the pitch – not...

It was not the kind of evening Manchester City would relish. Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal showed better determination than City of Pep Guardiola and booked a place in the finals of the FA Cup.   The defeat was not taken lightly by...

Barcelona can win the Champions League: Quique Setien

All is not well at Camp Nou. The La Liga title is out of hand and now yet another manager is at the center of all the conversation. Yet another manager is set to become the sacrificial lamb. But...

We have to increase our standard against Madrid: Pep Guardiola

Manchester City failed to advance to the finals of the FA Cup because Arsenal stunned them with a 2-0 defeat. Neither the fans nor the manager of City – Pep Guardiola - was impressed by the result.   After the match,...

If we don’t produce a reaction, we won’t get past Napoli: Lionel Messi

Barcelona used to hide their failings on the big stage by winning the La Liga. It had always been one of their saviors and last season, just on the basis of La Liga's performance, Lionel Messi was awarded the...

Only three people have ever been able to silence the Maracana – the Pope,...

Four teams qualified for the Final Round where the winner would be decided via round-robin league system – each team would meet another and the best performer would lift the prestigious Hules Rimet Trophy. In the Final Round, the...

When I scored my goal, which was the first of the tournament and my...

On July 13, 1930, the first-ever goal was scored in a World Cup match with Lucien Laurent finding the back of the net in the clash between France and Mexico. http://gty.im/78966280 The first matches of the World Cup were played simultaneously...

As a person Maradona was one of the worst I’ve gotten to know in...

His grandfather was from Argentina, and his father, Jose Maria Codesal, was a referee in the 1966 FIFA World Cup. As a child, he remembered his father refereeing. Edgardo was passionate about football, played in childhood Baby Football teams...

The individual recognition is second for me: Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos stepped up again to take the penalty in a match where the Los Blancos squandered some brilliant opportunities.  Ramos was Real Madrid's penalty hero for the second time in four days as a 1-0...

He seems fine. The rest is speculation that I do not even enter into:...

For the last one or two days, the rumours of Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona gained so much momentum that it seemed, the Barca legend would end ties with the club and leave somewhere else when his contract would be...

If you take the qualities of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, put them together, then...

Small stature, slender, long-range shooting abilities, diminutive, strong physical attributes, good in dribbling, lack of pace, but gifted skilfully; Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade aka Tostao was one of the vital cogs in that glorious journey in Mexico 1970. That...

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...

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