Coronavirus Holds Secret to Italy’s Football

Not only has the Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo got a strange, festive sense of humour, but he also has a lot of imagination. In the face of the dreaded coronavirus he pretended there were invisible fans at the Juventus – Milan match hosted behind closed doors last weekend. Upon getting off the team coach,…

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Coronavirus More Important Than Football

Everyone is glued to the TV these days and not becuase of football. The Coronavirus has become alarmingly more important than the beautiful game! FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino has not ruled out next month’s international fixtures as being postponed because of the spread of the virus, claiming that health is more important than football. This…

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A Plea to Parents

A number of years ago, kids kicked balls in the street to entertain themselves and for the sheer enjoyment of the game. Nobody bothered to stop to watch them or admire their style. Certainly not the parents as they were happy to have them out of the way. Now in this sophisticated age, things have…

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Pregnant and Playing

Once again in football, women are proving their worth, their strength and perhaps most important of all, their determination to play the beautiful game as beautifully as men and under any circumstances. Alex Morgan, co-captain of the US women’s national football team,is a true example of women’s strong will power. Despite frowns and foolish comments,…

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“We Are Not Walking Viruses”

La Costa del Sol, evokes endless days of sunshine with tourists toasting themselves on its beaches. However, very few know that it is also the favourite destination for football teams from the north of Europe that take a break in the month of January and come to Spain’s coast with the most to train. China…

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Are Politics and Football Partners in Bed?

Are politics and football really bed partners? By the sounds of recent news, they could be. In Spain at least. As things stand, the former president, Mariano Rajoy, not satisfied with having been president of Spain for 14 years and 146 days, is now flirting with the idea of being the longest serving president of…

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Litter and Dog Waste

“Earn up to €2,000 a month playing in Iceland”, read the eye-catching adverts that are to be seen on litter and dog waste bins and bus-stops dotted around many European cities. This unique offer for all EU passport holders, anxious to play the beautiful game, is open to anyone under the age of thirty. That…

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2019 – A Monutmental Year for Women’s Football

2019 was a momumental year for women’s football. The sport will always remember FIFA’s World Cup held in France, which boasted over one billion viewers in 206 countries. One million tickets were also sold, and the average stadium attendance exceeded 75%. All around the world, from Australia to America, from Britain to Spain, women’s football…

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The Shortest League in the World

Greenland conjures up images of blisteringly freezing cold ice, Inuits and formidable polar bears padding over blankets of snow. Nobody can imagine football being played on stony, sandy pitches. Yes, the beautiful game not only survives, it thrives in that bleak and barren autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. Football is so important, that…

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The Liliputian League

When we speak about football, the size of the teams, stadiums and salaries are the first ideas that come to mind. Rarely do we associate the sport with anything other than that. Yet, there are people who play football for the sheer enjoyment and fun of it, to the extent that the supporters and players…

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