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Pele vs Maradona: A statistical comparison of the world's two greatest footballers
Pele vs Maradona: A statistical comparison of the world's two greatest footballers

Brazil’s Pele and Argentina’s Diego Maradona are two of the greatest players in football history “There will never be another Pele. There will never be another Maradona. There will always be new players but not at the same level,” – former Brazilian left-back Roberto Carlos.  The age-old debate as to who the greatest footballer of all time is one which will never die down no matter how ma

Aug 26 2015
Premier League fans unhappy with teams taking timeout for water
Premier League fans unhappy with teams taking timeout for water

Teams across the Premier league were seen taking water breaks on Saturday On Saturday, fans across England were unhappy with the decision to stop the game for a water-break. Teams were given a 90-second break after 25-minutes so they could rehydrate themselves.  The idea was first implemented in the Brazil World Cup in 2014, where FIFA mandated the match officials to provide a water-break if the temperature rose above 32 degree Celsiu

Aug 24 2015
5 Most memorable 'Golden Goals' in international football
5 Most memorable 'Golden Goals' in international football

The Golden Goal Rule was implemented by FIFA to decide knockout matches in 1993 and was removed in 2004. During its 11 year course, the world has witnessed some spectacular goals scored in many intensely contested matches. However the time when the golden goal rule was eagerly awaited was during major competitions. The FIFA World Cup and many major international championships have had the golden goal rule. So here is a list of 5 memorable golden

Aug 23 2015
How FIFA calculates its standings for international teams
How FIFA calculates its standings for international teams

The FIFA rankings have been around since 1992 The FIFA football ranking has been a contentious issue, to say the least, ever since its inception in 1992. Despite two major updates, first in 1999 and then in 2006, it has continued to receive sharp criticism from various people who consider the FIFA standings to be terribly flawed. There have been quite a few baffling cases to support their viewpoint – none more so than

Aug 21 2015
The Luis Suarez Bites: Chronicling the Uruguayan's toothy history
The Luis Suarez Bites: Chronicling the Uruguayan's toothy history

Luis Suarez has been involved in three different biting incidents Uruguayan Luiz Suarez has been a controversial figure throughout his professional football career. The current Barcelona forward has been suspended numerous times over the years for his antics on the pitch, most notable of which are the biting incidents that have brought him worldwide notoreity. Suarez signed with Liverpool in 2011 on a club record fee after he was stripped

Football goes Stateside: The 1994 FIFA World Cup - Part 6
Football goes Stateside: The 1994 FIFA World Cup - Part 6

A tale of two countries, told by one penalty kick. This is something Shakespeare couldn’t have scripted in his wildest dreams. It is drama that Hamlet can only hope to equal. The World Cup final is a curious beast, because for football’s most monumental spectacle, it’s often very far from being the best game of the tournament. That may be a little surprising, per se, but it really is quite an accurate insight into the dy

Aug 18 2015
5 Best goals of Lionel Messi for Argentina
5 Best goals of Lionel Messi for Argentina

Messi has scored 46 goals in 103 appearances for Argentina Time surely flies past very fast. And for Lionel Messi, that certainly has been the case. It was only sometime back that we remember the Barcelona star scoring his first goal for his nation in the group stages of the 2006 FIFA World against Serbia. Now, it has been almost a decade already. Monday marks the 10th anniversary of Messi in Albiceleste colours. The Barcelona star mad

Aug 17 2015
Football goes Stateside: The 1994 FIFA World Cup - Part 5
Football goes Stateside: The 1994 FIFA World Cup - Part 5

Thomas Ravelli makes the crucial save for Sweden in the penalty shootout in the quarter finals. USA ’94 peaked at the quarter final stage. Of that there is no question. The four game series that began on July 9 probably didn’t include the best game played at the World Cup. But it is the electrifying sense of drama and occasion that they conveyed which makes incidents from the quarter finals of USA ’94 some of the most rep

Aug 16 2015