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1930, When FIFA World Cup had Chloroform, Kidnappings, Funerals, Broken Legs and More…
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1930, When FIFA World Cup had Chloroform, Kidnappings, Funerals, Broken Legs and More…

The 1930 World Cup was absolutely mental. The refs wore suits, the Bolivians played in berets, and the Romanian team was selected by the King... and that's the tame stuff.From premature funerals to managers knocked out with chloroform, here's a short history of the madness.The tournament was hosted by Uruguay, and the European sides sailed together across the Atlantic aboard a Scottish steamship.They trained on the top deck, and stopped off in Rio to pick up the Brazilians. Jules Rimet himself travelled with them, with the trophy in his suitcase.Egypt, the only African representatives, were supposed to join but set off late and missed the boat. The Pharoahs telegraphed in their apologies, leaving the tournament with an awkward 13 teams.When the football kicke...
ENTIRE Juventus board including Agnelli and Nedved Resigns in a Shocking Move
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ENTIRE Juventus board including Agnelli and Nedved Resigns in a Shocking Move

On Monday night, the entire board of directors for Juventus resigned, leaving the club without a management structure in place. Juventus' entire board of directors has left the organisation.In a special meeting conducted on November 28 in the evening, important individuals including the president Andrea Agnelli, vice president Pavel Nedved, and managing director Maurizio Arrivabene all announced their resignations.The disclosure comes after a probe into Juventus players and former head coach Maurizio Sarri's decision to forego pay increases during the COVID-19 epidemic. After promising to do so, Italian prosecutors discovered certain inconsistencies and started looking more closely, which two years later led to the widespread resignation.Agnelli served as the Old Lady's pr...
World Cup Day 5: Ronaldo makes History, Brazil off to a flying start
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World Cup Day 5: Ronaldo makes History, Brazil off to a flying start

The world cup finally has seen all 32 teams play and last night was nothing sort of extraordinary with some amazing football you could ask for as a football fan.Switzerland win, Uruguay battle Korea for a DrawThe day began with Switzerland taking on Cameroon, in a match with full on tactical plays and some amazing counter attacks, but it was Switzerland who ultimately came away with the win with Breel Emboli scoring early in the second half to give Switzerland, and he refused to celebrate against Cameroon as his father is from that country and he could've opted to play for them instead too.Uruguay vs South Korea saw some fast paced football with both teams not holding back and going for it, which was a treat for the football World to watch all round the globe.Although ...
World Cup Day 4: More Mocking, Shocks and Goals Galore!
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World Cup Day 4: More Mocking, Shocks and Goals Galore!

This world cup keeps on giving us more and more surprises, and even more goals and memories as the days go by. We have witnessed another shock by Asian teams as Europe fall flat from their expectations.All That Mocking Came Back To Bite Germany.Germany was yet another team that tried protesting against the host country, and maybe they were more focused on mocking and taking the high ground that they forgot to focus on football instead, even during the match when the Germans were leading, their main defender Rudiger was seen mocking the Japanese players and their running style during one of the chases. Rudiger was seen changing his running style mid chase once he was sure the ball is going out of play and that the Japanese player won't be able to reach it.Manchester City's ...
FIFA World Cup Day 3: Saudi Arabia Shocks the World beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina!
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FIFA World Cup Day 3: Saudi Arabia Shocks the World beating Lionel Messi’s Argentina!

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has just done the impossible in the football world! They have just beaten the world cup favorites Argentina 2-1 to shock the entire world and end the 36 match unbeaten streak Argentina was on!Top Notch Defending and Goal Keeping from KSAThe team of Saudi Arabia came prepared for Argentina and Lionel Messi as their defensive highline was one of the highlights of the game, leaving Argentina with such small margins to make things work, which they were not able to, at all!The first half was a total shock as everyone was expecting Argentina to roll over Saudi Arabia, and they did get a good start as Lionel Messi converted a penalty to give the South American team the lead in the first half, but the KSA team did not lose their composure, the high line in...
FIFA World Cup 2022 Day 2 Recap: England, Netherlands, USA and more
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Day 2 Recap: England, Netherlands, USA and more

The greatest show on earth continues as we move from day 1 which saw an amazing and one of the best opening ceremony for an world cup event, as day 2 pick up the pace where we now have multiple matches per day instead of just one like on the inauguration day.England cruise past Iran in a goal feast of a match!England took on Iran for the first match of the night and it certainly did not disappoint as the fans were treated to an 8 goal thriller which saw England beat Iran comfortable 6-2.Jude Bellingham opened up the scoring for England in the 35th minute with an emphatic header which was not only his first ever world cup goal at 19 years of age, but also his first international goal ever!Bukayo Saka, who was the star of the match scored two in his first ever world cup ...
Michael Oliver to interview Jordan Henderson and Gabriel After an altercation on the pitch
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Michael Oliver to interview Jordan Henderson and Gabriel After an altercation on the pitch

Following Sunday's game between Liverpool and Arsenal, the referee got in touch with a couple to hear their accounts of the altercation.After the final whistle at the Emirates Stadium, referee Michael Oliver spoke with Jordan Henderson and Gabriel about their heated on-field altercation.Oliver's report, which is now thought to have been given to Football Association authorities, contains transcripts.Oliver reportedly sought to talk with the two in order to hear their accounts of the events leading up to a fight between the squads.While the material is being examined, representatives for Henderson, Gabriel, Liverpool, Arsenal, and the FA have declined to discuss what was said in the open. But it's believed that Gabriel quickly complained to Oliver about something he pur...
Liverpool Could Be Playing Without FIVE Players Against Arsenal Amid Injury Wave Concerns
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Liverpool Could Be Playing Without FIVE Players Against Arsenal Amid Injury Wave Concerns

Liverpool has a significant disadvantage against Arsenal this weekend with Jurgen Klopp potentially without five players. On Sunday, October 9, the Gunners will host the Reds at the Emirates Stadium in an effort to capitalise on their opponents' expanding injury list.With Klopp winning both of the last two meetings, Mikel Arteta's top-of-the-table team has failed to defeat Liverpool in any of their previous five efforts. With the team currently in excellent form, the Arsenal manager will definitely seek to correct the record.To help them continue to dominate the Premier League, the Gunners have received a late boost. Even if Arsenal is missing some important players of its own, the north Londoners will enter the match with a spring in their step thanks to the addition of a fif...
Fears For The Future of William Saliba as Arsenal Refuse to Negotiate a New Contract
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Fears For The Future of William Saliba as Arsenal Refuse to Negotiate a New Contract

This season, the Frenchman has already become a crucial member of Mikel Arteta's team, but with his contract set to expire in less than 18 months, there are concerns about his long-term future.Although William Saliba, an Arsenal defender, has excelled in the Premier League this season, there are mounting concerns over his long-term future in north London as the Gunners refuse to extend his current contract.The Frenchman is in the last 18 months of the five-year deal he signed in 2019, but given how well he has performed through the first seven games of the season, it is now crucial that a new agreement is reached.However, the situation's lack of clarity and urgency has given Arsenal supporters much to worry about, and club icon Nigel Winterburn is dreading the worst and ha...
Arsenal is in negotiations with a versatile attacker as Mikel Arteta looks to make his first January signing
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Arsenal is in negotiations with a versatile attacker as Mikel Arteta looks to make his first January signing

After a strong start to the 2022–23 season, Arsenal is hoping to strengthen their team during the January transfer window.In preparation for a potential January move, it has been claimed that Arsenal has begun speaking with the agency of offensive midfielder Jesper Lindstrom of Eintracht Frankfurt. After nearly losing out on bringing in Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa on deadline day, the Gunners are anticipated to return to the market immediately this winter as Mikel Arteta and Edu want to add some further talent.Arsenal has had an incredible start to the season, winning six of their first seven Premier League games.However, it is acknowledged that if the Gunners are to finish this season strong, some more depth may be needed.Arsenal has reportedly spoken with the agent...