Money talks: Chinese football revolution
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Money talks: Chinese football revolution

When it comes to the football calendar, February is usually a quiet month. The transfer window is over, there are no big tournaments, the Champions League slowly returns and the major European leagues are still some way away…

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The Dele Alli effect: Lower League Talent
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The Dele Alli effect: Lower League Talent

For the richest English clubs it is rather easy to attract quality players from abroad, as their colossal TV rights allow them to pay large salaries. With 17 teams among the world’s top 30 in terms of income…

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2015 African Top Eleven
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2015 African Top Eleven

Not many things can compare to watching football and reading about it during the holiday period. January is the perfect time to take another look at the past year and remember remarkable moments and remarkable people. Today we…

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January transfer targets from across Europe
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January transfer targets from across Europe

The January transfer window is now open all over Europe, giving clubs the opportunity to fix problems that have become apparent during the autumn season. Spending in January never hits summer levels, but still it regularly climbs up…

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Gabor Kiraly – The Tracksuit Centenary
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Gabor Kiraly – The Tracksuit Centenary

As Hungary celebrated its EURO 2016 qualification success, songs of an unlikely hero were sung in honor of Gabor Kiraly, the 39-year-old goalkeeper who was proclaimed the nation’s best player and chosen for the tournament’s top eleven team.…

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Suarez & Neymar: Who needs Messi?
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Suarez & Neymar: Who needs Messi?

The biggest football match in Spain will be played on Saturday when Real Madrid host greatest rival Barcelona. It will be the 263rd ‘El Clasico’ in all competitions, but the match – and all of the football world…

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The Barcelona interest that unleashed the beast
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The Barcelona interest that unleashed the beast

Dirk Kuyt recently  returned to his favorite club Feyenoord after spending three years at Turkish side Fenerbahce. Kuyt became a fast  favorite among Feyenoord’s fanatic fans during his first spell at the club from 2003 to 2006, after…

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Sebastian Giovinco – The Atomic Ant reborn
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Sebastian Giovinco – The Atomic Ant reborn

A little less than 10 years ago, Juventus presented Sebastian Giovinco as one of the best young players in the world. Due to his short stature (standing at a height of only 1.62m), speed and pace, Giovinco acquired…

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Totti: The Prince of Rome in a Different Light
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Totti: The Prince of Rome in a Different Light

Let’s not waste words here: we all know what Francesco Totti means to Italian football and the Eternal City of Rome. We could spend days listing his achievements one by one, naming his milestone goals and caps and…

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Understanding Messi’s Unstoppable Magic
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Understanding Messi’s Unstoppable Magic

Some may say that there are players with greater flair and speed, more inventive tricks and flashier stepovers, but there is simply no denying that Lionel Messi is one of the most difficult footballers ever to defend against.…

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