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featurefootball2 months ago

Roberto Mancini’s Italian renaissance has created a scary, era-forging Azzurri side

‘Our team has played brilliantly so far, and since Roberto Mancini has taken over the reins as manager I’ve felt a peculiar energy that’s difficult to explain,’ Beppe Bergomi, part of Italy’s 1982 World Cup winning squad, said.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 months ago

Demon slaying England have come of age at Euro 2020 but it needs to come home or else it might never

‘Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.’ Andy Dufresne said that in the quotable Shawshank Redemption and England have most certainly been hoping and waiting. 55 years of pain, of ignominy, of hurt, of hope and they’ve finally reached the promised land’s gates.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball3 months ago

La Furia Roja's fragilities represent a larger issue at play for Spanish football

How far would you go? To battle for your principles, your way of doing things, standing still stubbornly while the world around you evolves and leaves the world you once knew behind? Would you still stand by your principle and tactics? The formation and methodology that once worked so well?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball3 months ago

Why your team will suck at the Euro 2020: Spain and death by a thousand passes

Gorgeous kits, gorgeous passers and nothing else; that’s what defines Spain since their golden generation disappeared into the abyss although not many believe that. Luis Enrique still doesn’t have his first XI and doesn’t believe his side are great and, on that note, here is why La Furia Rojas suck.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball10 months ago

Germany have their Joachim Low blinders on and it’s high time they change that

Exactly ten days to the date that Spain beat Germany 6-0, DW Sport tweeted about the German national side. Now, the Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster and their ‘multimedia content in 30 languages reaches 249 million weekly users’. Their quote for the tweet?
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootballa year ago

5 ISL signings that should have never taken place

The Indian Super League has been a favoured destination for many European and South American footballers since its inception back in 2014, with players like Marco Materazzi and Alessandro Del Piero gracing the league. In spite of high profile signings, there have been few that have backfired badly.
sounak mullick
featurefootball2 years ago

2010's World Team of the Decade: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer make the cut

It’s been a decade dominated by two men but with three World Cups, a gazillion Champions Leagues, even more league titles and over a million players, it’s been fun. That doesn’t make anybody’s job easy when it comes to picking a team of the decade because both Messi and Ronaldo have to be there.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

SportsCafe’s Greatest Team performances of the decade ft. Barcelona and AS Roma

The end of what might be football’s golden decade is upon us and what a decade of the greatest team sport it has been. The underdogs reigned supreme, from Inter Milan’s tactically sensational performance against Pep Guardiola, Netherlands and their revenge against Spain all the way to AS Roma.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball2 years ago

SportsCafe’s Greatest International Footballing moments of the decade ft. Spain and Klose

The end of what many have taken to calling football’s golden decade is nearly upon us and what a decade of international football it has been. Spain won a World Cup, Chile and Germany stopped Lionel Messi from hitting Maradona-esque heights, Iceland beat England, and France broke Croatia’s hearts.
Siddhant Lazar
featurefootball3 years ago

FIFA World Cup 2018 | How teams can advance to the knockout stages

Apart from the obvious qualification criteria of the two teams topping a group, FIFA has also put up as many as seven different parameters, which would help them decide who qualifies in case the points are the same. We look at how all the eligible teams can make it to the knockouts of the World Cup.
Subhayan Dutta