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February 10, 2013 by Sean Charles
At the end of the 90s and the turn of the millennium, the 3-5-2 (and its variants) was at the center of some of the biggest successes in the game. However, the formation began to fade into obscurity from about 2003 onward, until it was brought back from the dead around 2008 and is now thriving again.
Category General | Tags: 3-5-2, barcelona, borussia dortmund, brazil, Cafu, germany, juventus, LDU Quito, Leverkusen, liverpool, Mattihias Sammer, napoli, Ramelow, Roberto Carlos, roma, Sean Charles, totti, Walter Mazzarri
July 3, 2012 by Sean Charles
Tonight we saw the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and Corinthians. As ever, the competition this season has been another drama filled spectacle, swinging from the sublime to the ridiculous. Here are some of the most memorable moments of the knock-out rounds so far.
Universidad de Chile and Santos Mesmerize us in the last 16:
Chilean giants Universidad de Chile and last season’s Copa Libertadores winners Santos both struggled badly in the first leg away ties of the last 16. Both teams were playing away at clubs in the highest capital cities of the world: Bolivar in La Paz (Bolivia) and Deportivo Quito in Quito (Ecuador). Altitude is often a major factor in these Copa Libertadores ties.
Category General, Other Leagues | Tags: Argentina, Boca Juniors, brazil, Chile, Copa Libertadores, copa libertadores 2012, copa libertadores highlights, Corinthians, neymar, Riquelme, santos, Sean Charles, Universidad de Chile
March 12, 2012 by Grayson Turner
Despite being the world’s most popular sport, as an American I’ve noticed that some people perceive quality football to be monotonous. However, regardless of one’s level of passion for the sport I’ve found that a particular aspect of football fails to raise eyebrows. This aspect is flair. Even if one of my friends isn’t a football fan, if I show them a video of skillful football trickery, it’s something they realize is special and it impresses. Everyone loves seeing something done that defies expectations and as football fans, I’m sure we can all agree that nothing satisfies our appetite for flair like a good rainbow flick or a cryuff turn.
March 1, 2012 by Alexei Shishkin
It was a dramatic final day in the third round of Asian World Cup Qualifiers with Oman and Qatar sneaking through and living to fight another day while Saudi Arabia and Bahrain narrowly missed the cut.
While the Saudis have historically been one of the stronger teams in Asian football, they needed a victory against Australia, a team sitting comfortably at the top of Group D.
A 19th minute goal from Salem Al-Dossari, combined with a stoppage time strike from Nasser Al-Shamrani had the visitors up 2-1 at the break. However the Socceroos managed three goals in a span of four minutes courtesy of Brett Emerton, Harry Kewell, and Alex Bosque, adding to his first half tally. When all was said and done, the Aussies left satisfied with a 4-2 victory.