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Arthur at Barça: A Moment’s Beginning Ends in a Moment

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Sitting in the backseat of a car with an interviewer after signing for FC Barcelona, a starry-eyed Arthur Melo carries a beaming smile. Amid a long list of pre-prepared questions, came one that endeared the new boy to almost every cule around the world. The interviewer asks Arthur his biggest wish. He

Where does Philippe Coutinho go from here?

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After nearly two years since the infamous Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool, both teams have gone from strength to strength in their bid to improve and evolve as teams at the highest stage. For Real Madrid, their 13th Champions League trophy provided a fitting swan song to

O Monstro: Thiago Silva, The epitome of determination

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After having an illustrious career spanning 17 years, Thiago Silva is now a household name in Brazil as the PSG captain has surpassed all odds to become one of the greatest football leaders of the 21st century. Abandoned by his father at the age of 5, he did not have a

The curse of the high wage

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(Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images) | Written by Abheek Dasgupta In the last decade, there has been massive inflation in the football market. A hundred million pounds, which was very recently considered exorbitant for any footballer, is now merely an erstwhile barrier that is broken every summer, even for wunderkinds who

Copa America 2020 – 10 Interesting facts we already know

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The Copa America 2020 will be the 47th time that this tournament has been held. It is one of the biggest football tournaments in South America and always offers plenty of excitement for football fans (and for those of you who love betting on the outcome of the many matches).

What next for controversial Neymar?

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Neymar has come a long way since his Santos days. The thin, almost-gangly teenager who burst onto the scene in the Brazilian league around the turn of the last decade offered explosions of skill and flair. The young Neymar played football in a way that only Brazilians can, his pure

Mesut Özil’s German Tribulations Come to an End.

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Abir Chaudhuri with his first piece for EADF. "We've got Ozil... Mesut Ozil... I just don't think you understand. He's Arsene Wenger's man, He's better than Zidane, We've got Mesut Ozil...." The love, pride, and admiration in these words towards Mesut Ozil, the German playmaker and attacking midfielder, from the Gunners, the Arsenal fans and faithful, goes

Cautious Brazil Overcome Mexican Challenge

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It has been a World Cup full of surprises. Countries like Argentina, Spain, Germany and Portugal are already out and we aren't even through to the quarter-finals! If anything, seeing a heavily supported team going against an impressive lesser team is not how the script of this World Cup was

The Best Goals Scored in the 2018 World Cup so far

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup is off to a breathtaking start. We have witnessed Volleys, half-volleys, free-kicks, screamers, penalties own goals, VAR and some scintillating displays by teams. Fans from all around the world have been treated to a spectacle thus far and we hope that the entertainment continues. Here

Solid Switzerland Hold Favourites Brazil to a Draw

World Cup favourites, Brazil kicked off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland, in a game that ended 1-1 with goals coming from Coutinho and Zuber in each half. Brazil lined up as expected with Jesus leading the line ahead of Firmino and Coutinho slotting into midfield in a 4-3-3 system with

Why Brazil Will Back Themselves to Win the World Cup

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It seemed destined that Brazil would clinch their 6th World Cup when the tournament returned to its spiritual home in 2014. Fate had other ideas. The football-crazy nation watched on helplessly as Germany tore them apart in a 7-1 defeat, subsequently named Mineirazo, in a throwback to the humiliation of 1950. The

World Cup Matches that Shook the World in the 21st Century

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The wait is almost over. Sports fans across the world are preparing themselves for the grandest sporting event in the world. The “beautiful game” takes center stage as countries from around the world attempt to become world beaters. In one month’s time, a country will become World Champions, and they

United reach agreement to sign Fred

Manchester United have announced that they have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk for the transfer of Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos. (Feature Image via Manchester United Site) More details to follow - Fred vs Roma Compilation via Breaking the Line https://twitter.com/BTLComps/status/1004012300834082816 Fred will become United's 18th South American player to date, coming into

Neymar helps Brazil overcome a resilient Croatia

All eyes were on Neymar when he came on for Fernandinho at halftime. He duly delivered as he came up with an individual piece of brilliance to give Brazil the lead on the 69th-minute mark. Firmino's cool lob at the end secured a 2-0 victory for the Selecao. Check out Neymar's wonderful

Brazil take on Croatia in World Cup Warm Up

Brazil are the favourites to triumph in Russia and bookies are backing them to record a win in their penultimate friendly match before the World Cup against Croatia The two sides met for the opening game of the previous World Cup in Sao Paulo and played out an extremely entertaining match,

Colombia and Football: A Matter of Life and Death?

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that." The famous quote from Bill Shankly, former Liverpool manager of the 60s and 70s. Of course, Shankly was speaking with his

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

Brazil World Cup Preview – An early look.

When the World Cup kicks off next summer most eyes of football fans will be focused on a certain team in yellow .If football were a brand one could say Brazil are the brand ambassadors. They’ve easily been the greatest and most popular team in the sport having won the

Brazil : CONMEBOL Review

The Brazilians aka Seleção Brasileira de Futebol) are known to be the most successful national team on this planet. After a horror exit from the last edition of the FIFA World Cup in 2014 which saw the favourites and host nation Brazil get knocked out in the semifinal against a

World Cup – CONMEBOL Qualification Live Coverage.

What a night of South American Football. Argentina witness a miracle courtesy of “Magical Messi”. Uruguay decimates Bolivia. Brazil dent the hopes of Chile at Sao Paulo, Jesus scoring a brace. Peru are through to their First ever World Cup. First Iceland and now Peru to play their first ever

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The plethora of options in the South American continent gives them access to five spots of qualification. Automatically, the first four qualify. Consequently, the team sitting fifth plays a qualification playoff. The World Cup is round the corner, and the qualification spots are fairly booked. The winners of the group

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