Tag Archives: Brazil

World Cup goals: Ronaldo is a worthy leader, boring Klose is not.

Tweet Germany’s recent World Cup warm up game against Armenia proved to be significant for two reasons: one, Marco Reus picked up an injury; and two, Miroslav Klose’s 69th international goal established him as his country’s all-time leading goal scorer, … Continue reading

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Hunting in pairs: Ivan Zamorano and Marcelo Salas, Chile

Tweet Time to go back to the 90’s again for some HOT FRONT TWO action, this time courtesy of Chile’s finest, Ivan Zamorano and Marcelo Salas (AKA ‘El Matador’). Chile has a reasonably well established football history; the national team … Continue reading

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National Anthems

Tweet Euro 2012 will be upon us soon, which means lots of national anthems (and football). We blurt out national anthems with pride at sporting events, the perfect opportunity show some patriotic zeal. Of course, all national anthems are ridiculous … Continue reading

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Football journalism from the attic: Sportsyear Magazine’s World Cup 90 preview

Tweet I recently rediscovered an issue of the long defunct BBC Sportsyear Magazine in my Mum’s loft, where it had been preserved for posterity (i.e. buried in all the junk I left behind). Not just any copy, it was the … Continue reading

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