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Frank Rijkaard – Barcelona’s Unsung Hero

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Written by Aadharsh Shrimanikandan “Why do we fall, sir? So that we can learn to pick up?”.Let me take you back to a beautiful part of Spain-Catalonia. The Catalans were always fond of their football and Futbol Club Barcelona is of prime importance to them as they consider it a sizeable

Xavi – What Made The Barca Metronome So Unique?

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  Edited by Srinivas Sadhanand  This article was first published on Quora  Xavi’s greatness is well documented Amongst few he’s resented Amongst many he’s respected His departure could have been extended The board’s antics could have been prevented A lack of his successor has left the fans disoriented He wasn't the Jack of all trades He was the master of

Valencia vs Barcelona: Team News, Preview, Predicted Lineups

Competition: La Liga, Matchday 8, Venue: Mestalla Timings: Sunday, 7th October 2018, 20:45 PM BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 14:45 AM EST, 11:45 AM PT (USA), 00:15 AM IST (India) Gameweek 8 in the La Liga brings to us a very special game before we're struck down by the international break. This intriguing match

The New Anoeta: The start of a blessing or another curse?

Written by Udhav Arora. Competition: La Liga, Matchday 4. Venue: Estadio de Anoeta Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande Timings: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 4.15pm CET (Barcelona), 3.15pm BST/WAT (UK & Nigeria), 10.15am ET, 7.15am PT (USA), 7.45pm IST (India) The International Break is over, celebrations are on. Maybe not so soon for Barcelona fans

2018-19 Barcelona Season Preview

Written by Debnath Adhikary A quick check on last year's performance- In a season where Barcelona's talisman Neymar Jr. left the club to join Paris Saint Germain, followed by a complete humiliation in the hands of Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup, Barcelona made a strong comeback. They retained the league

The Beautiful Game – O Jogo Bonito

This article was first published on Cult Altered. Words by Mansi Kapoor.  It’s that time of the year, where we can forget about AI, Robots, Drones, and Walls! We witness the trials and tribulations of being human every day and across the world. The Beautiful Game indeed! The eerie silence when the two teams line

Rojo Sets Up Date With France

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Rojo: "My goal? Messi told everyone that it was either life or death. It would've gone badly. We could've conceded but Leo was stubborn. He told me to run forward. Even Masche. He told everyone to attack no matter what. He truly read the game & risks. He's a leader.

Messi misses penalty as Argentina are held by underdogs Iceland.

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12 yards. Arguably the best footballer to ever grace the game. Only one outcome right? Messi and penalties. It’s weird how he struggles with them when he makes everything else in the game look so easy. When the Polish referee, Szymon Marciniak pointed to the spot after a clumsy tackle from

Will Lionel Messi fulfil his destiny in Russia?

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Words by Siddharth Nair Midway through the second half, Lucas Biglia played a cute through ball to Lionel Messi, as the best player in the world charged towards Manuel Neuer's goal in the 2014 World Cup final. The whole stadium took a huge intake of breath, as everyone expected Messi to beat

A look into Argentina’s World Cup Squad

There is an antagonistic and bizarre element hidden in the evergreen facts about history, as it teaches us a thing or two. It goes on to define the overwhelming situation which is present across the canvas and once it creates a blot, the whole canvas has to be refurbished around

5 World Cup Group Stage Matches to Look Forward To

The domestic campaigns around Europe are set to come to a close later this month, which means it’s officially time to start getting excited about the upcoming World Cup. The world’s biggest football tournament will go down in Russia starting in mid-June, and each of the 32 teams involved is

FIFPro Announce Nominees For 2017 FIFA World XI

    “FIFPro have announced the 55 nominees for the 2017 FIFA World XI. About 25 000 professional footballers from all over the world took part in the nomination process, and the players with the most votes were listed among the 55 nominees. The World XI, which will be announced during the FIFA awards

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