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Bizarre football stories: Shell Caribbean Cup 1994

19 Feb 21

One of the most bizarre football stories to ever occur took place at the Shell Caribbean Cup 1994. Barbados and Grenada met in a group stage qualifying match of the tournament.

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Lionel Messi contract: Breaking down Messi’s insane Barcelona wages

8 Feb 21

Lionel Messi has made headlines since breaking into the Barcelona first-team over a decade ago. More recently, he has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. His Barcelona contract was recently released...

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Which football club in Europe was the first to wear Nike kits?

4 Feb 21

Nike produces kits for some of the world's biggest football clubs. Liverpool, Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain are just some of the major names that Nike produces kits for.

The America...

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The most expensive January transfers of all-time

30 Jan 21

The January transfer window closes next week and clubs around Europe -- and most of the world -- are currently hunting down new players. The winter transfer window is usually less busy than the summer...

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Copa Libertadores — South America’s grandest club football prize

27 Jan 21

The Copa Libertadores is the grandest prize in South American club football. The tournament is the equivalent to the European Cup/Champions League in Europe. Founded in 1960, the Copa Libertadores culls...

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes football’s all-time leading scorer

23 Jan 21

The debate over which footballer is better -- Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo -- will rage on for years to come. Fans of Ronaldo now have one major state to throw out when claiming the Portuguese legend...

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Which clubs have the costliest squads in world football?

19 Jan 21

CIES Football Observatory recently released data on the costliest teams in world football. Research showed that English Premier League teams dominated the rankings for costliest teams. The likes of Manchester...

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Which countries export the most footballers?

17 Jan 21

Watch any of the top football leagues around the globe and you are bound to see players countries from all corners of the world. In 2020, the CIES Football Observatory analysed the numbers of foreign players...

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Football superstitions: Bobby Moore’s shorts

12 Jan 21

Footballers and athletes of all kinds work hard to keep bad luck away. In the seminal autobiography written by former Montreal Canadiens goaltender Ken Dryden, he wrote of the habits and superstitions...

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Who started the English Football League?

9 Jan 21

The English Football League was established by Aston Villa director, William McGregor. The Football League began in 1888 after McGregor grew tired of teams organising random friendlies. In McGregor's opinion,...

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What is the record for the most penalties in a football match?

5 Jan 21

At the 1982 World Cup, West Germany and France played out the first-ever penalty shootout in the tournament's history. Since then, penalty shootouts have been a regular occurrence in major tournaments...

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Are energy drinks harmful for athlete?

2 Jan 21

There are a variety of energy drinks on the market that make a lot of claims from giving you wings to unleashing your inner beast. These caffeinated drinks have been around for some time and can be easily...

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