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La Roja’s decline

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The 21st century has been a witness to breathtaking football over the years. Spain’s golden generation, undoubtedly the most dominant force in world football at the time, etched their name in football folklore after their victory over Italy in the final of the UEFA Euro 2012. With successive triumphs in the

Wales. Golf. Sleep. Madrid. In that order?

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Gareth Bale was spotted pretending to sleep on the sidelines in a match against Deportivo Alavés. The infamous image has been doing the rounds on the internet with many fans questioning his commitment to the team. If a person from the future were to come and tell you that Madrid's

Ronaldo – The story of a starry-eyed boy from Madeira

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In 2004, a devastating Tsunami destroyed millions of homes and killed innumerable people all-over South-East Asia. World Television footage of the tsunami focused on the image of a seven-year-old survivor named Martunis wearing 'Rui Costa' 'Number 10' Portuguese football jersey. He had been stranded for 19 days after watching his

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

Life after Leo

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Doomsday. The day it ends—the day when the little man hangs up his boots. The day no one wants to see. For the past decade and more, Lionel Messi has been on top alongside Cristiano Ronaldo as world football's best. For some, he has been their only hope at Barça.

Embracing the ‘new normal’ will take time

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The lockdown, due to the pandemic, has brought about the true sentiment behind the well-known axiom, 'you don't know what you have until it's gone'. While people are subconsciously aware of life and its sudden and frail nature, the virus has seemingly brought these feelings of trepidation to reality. People from

The psychological challenges of recovering from long term injuries

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Sport is a canvas for mankind’s imagination. A most beautiful painting where we see mental thought and creativity combine with wonderful, mind-bending feats of physical prowess. Different sports provide different things for fans to enjoy. Yet football stirs up intense passions, often far more powerful and emotive than any other

Carles Puyol – Més Que un Capitan

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Let's turn the clock back for a bit. It's the last day of January in 2013, as light snow and cold wind cloak the streets of Madrid. Santiago Bernabeu is ready to host the first of two legs of the Copa Del Rey Semi-Finals as they welcome their abhorred rivals

Sergio Ramos- The unparalleled legacy of the Dark Knight.

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Manuel Neuer was standing tall, with his feet firmly planted to the ground. Los Blancos were facing the Bavarians in their quest for 10th European glory in the semi-finals and both teams were inseparable after 210 minutes of football. Following the penalty misses of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka, Sergio Ramos

Lautaro Martínez: Inter’s New Raging Bull

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Lautaro Martinez feature Image designed by AS Argentina - Diario AS Inter Milan’s ties with Argentine strikers are nothing short of inseverable. From Diego Milito’s masterful brace to sweep aside Bayern Munich in the 2009-10 Champions League final to current skipper Mauro Icardi notching up the highest goal tally (29) in a

Hunt For The European Cup: Atletico Diaries

Since losing the 2016 Champions League final to eternal rivals Real Madrid, Diego Simeone and Atletico have been putting the pieces together for their next assault on the competition. They return to the competition after winning the Europa League and with a squad strong enough to once again compete with

Costa Goal Gives La Roja All Three Points

A scrappy Diego Costa strike in the 54th minute saw Spain edge past a dogged Iranian side as eventual 1-0 winners in their Group B tie in Kazan that puts them in a pole position alongside Portugal to progress to the knockout stages with four points from two matches. Fernando Hierro’s

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

The Scout’s Guide to the World Cup: Group B

We continue our Scout's guide as FootballMR takes a look at Group B Spain Player – Álvaro Odriozola    Position: Right-Back   Age: 22   Caps: 3   Goals: 1 Odriozola was selected for the Spain squad ahead of players such as Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin and Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto yet only making his debut in 2017 towards

Sink or swim: Can the Spanish Armada Triumph in Russia?

The Glory years 2008-2012 As Fernando Torres dinked an advancing Jens Lehmann to end a much awaited 44-year long trophy drought in an eventual 1-0 victory against Germany in the Euro 2008 final; the 14.6 million Spanish viewers across the globe welcomed the birth of a dynasty. Inarguably, Spanish supremacy had

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

U-17 World Cup Final Preview.

A wounded lion is said to be more ferocious. However, the lion does not attack the person who inflicted the wound. Time to rewind the clock to where it all began. The u-17 Euros has five spots for qualification to the u-17 World Cup. However, the qualification part did not

U-17 World Cup:Turning Prodigy to Legacy

The model of football is witness to a tremendous change. Gone are those days when the colossal hype and fan craze were only for the European elites. With the dawn of the new age, football has become a medium to expand and explore new nations. It has become a new

Spain’s Shot At Renaissance

A Second exclusive by EADF writer Kabir Ali. The long road to recovery. Of the things that are the hardest to achieve in football, few come close to having to get back on your perch once someone comes along and knocks you off. And for Spain, it doesn’t make it any easier

Sound General Quarters

The essence of football can be felt from every league showcasing its diversity. Friday, 18th August 2017 marks the start of one of the most creative and tactically astute leagues in the world.. The Spanish League or La Liga as they call it. The men plying their trade in Spain

Dani Ceballos: Should he get more of a chance?

Jesús Vallejo, Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio celebrating Spain U-21 win   Written by Aswin Priyadarshan Spain renowned for producing world class talents has seen a flurry of talents being brought to the forefront in the last decade, some have hit the headlines

Blue Blood Contention

The most prestigious club competition in Europe, the Champions League is followed across the globe with much zeal. It is accountable for pitting colossal teams of diverse leagues, and bringing world class players and stars of many nations to prove their mettle. Clubs which have tussled their way to the

The Saint

Iker Casillas in all his glory , Image Credits — Madness TV “But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come.” -Daniel 7:18 All the people who follow the stupendous game called football, do appreciate the fact that the upcoming FIFA 18

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