Footballers’ Injuries

A footballer’s life is not always easy. These days, there are more and more matches and that means more and more stress for the footballer. The constant overuse of ligaments and muscles can result in endless injuries. At the time of writing, there are fifty injured footballers in the Liga, some of whom do not…

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Women’s Soccer Finally Win

Something is happening in women’s soccer. And it is happening in Spain, a country the world looks to when talking about the sport. On Wednesday of this week, the San Memes Stadium in Bilbao saw 48,121 fans watch Athletic Bilbao play against Athletico Madrid. The two teams were competing to get through to the semi-…

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Football In Its Purest Form

Football is passion which is something we think that people suffering from Alzheimer do not have. Yet, the initative started by the Spanish magazine, Libero, hand in hand with the Universidad Autonma de Barcelona, is revealing interesting results. Research has found that looking at old photographs of football matches, listening to past radio broadcasts or…

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A Good Taste in the Mouth (Con Buen Sabor de Boca)

In Argentina there are two very notorious teams.  One is called Club Athlético Plate.  Many fans also call the team River Plate or simply River.  This club was founded a century ago, on 25th May 1901, in Boca, a poor area in Buenos Aires. Today, it is based in a more prosperous area called Nuñez. The other notorious team is called Boca (Mouth…

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I Was Not Wrong When I Said……

Four years ago, when I was writing The Verb To Be of Football, I included an article in unit 6 related to women in football.  In it, making use of the future tense, I mentioned that the world would be hearing more of women’s football.  Unfortunately, some of my male students laughed and scorned the article for its…

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Azerbaijan Land of Flame and Fire

The Republic of Azerbaijan, also spelled Azerbaidzhan is in Eastern Transcaucasian.  It is a transcontinental country, located between Western Asia and Eastern Europe occupying an area that fringes the Southern flanks of the Caucasus Mountains.  It is bordered to the north by Russia, to the east by the Caspian Sea, to the south by Iran,…

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