The King’s Throne Wobbles

It was love from the first sight. When the then coach of Borussia Dortmund played big with his team in the UEFA Champions League, he also took the hearts of English football fans by storm. He played power football, and his visible passion for the game quickly made him a coveted object for international football managers. That was especially true for Liverpool FC and its fans. When the club was once again on the brink, one thing was specific for the supporters. Jürgen Klopp has to take the helm without delays. They publicly demanded the German’s commitment.

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Essential Skills that Every Soccer Player Should Have

It is very simple to look at soccer in a reductionist way. The cynical will say that it is just a bunch of people kicking a ball around. Mechanically, that is the case, but when you begin to consider just what kind of skills go into becoming a success in this sport, you’ll look at it completely differently, and will soon realize that footballers don’t get their money for nothing. Here are a few essential soccer skills you need.

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The World’s Biggest Stadium

Rungrado 1st of May: The World’s Biggest Stadium

Contrary to what most people may think, the biggest stadium in the world isn’t located in a country with a great history of soccer, or even with a successful club. It’s not the Camp Nou, Anfield, Santiago Bernabeu, San Siro, or Old Trafford. Surprisingly, the world’s biggest stadium is the Rungrado 1st of May, built in just two years and a half in the center of Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, and its name comes from the combination of Labor’s Day and the Taedong river. This stadium has a little over 30 years of history, as it was opened on May 1, 1989, and it can fit as much as 150.000 people standing (114.000 seated). It also has as much as 10 stories and 80 different entries.

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The Best Soccer Players from the 20th Century

This is a sensitive subject for any soccer fan, we know that, and apparently everyone has their own opinion, there is definitely no consensus about who is or who are the greatest soccer players in history, but there are certain names that you will find over and over again in fan forums and amongst sport critics, in this article I will talk about the best soccer players that started their careers in the 20th Century, lined up by their year of birth.

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Curious Facts About Soccer That Everybody Should Know

Besides being one of the most (if not the most) popular sports in the world, soccer is a social phenomenon. Fact: we talk all the time about soccer, we use soccer metaphors in our daily lives, we compare soccer situations with real-life situations. Anyway, soccer is much more than a game, much more than a sport.

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History of the Soccer Ball: Part 1

Throughout history, humans have enjoyed kicking things for fun. Long time before rubber was invented, South Americans were known for using things as animal or human skulls, stitched up cloth, pig or cow bladders and even human heads to play their ball games.

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Cinematic Soccer – Part 2

Africa United

Focusing on fans that live in poverty once more, this time in the disadvantaged state of Rwanda. A group of children embark on an adventure to South Africa to witness the World cup. Showing the struggle of children in this part of the world is not its only focus, the expected dreary nature is overthrown often by the upbeat attitudes of the grateful characters. Known for being a heart warmer and showcasing the passion that many have for the game, Africa United has brought audiences everywhere from laughter to tears.

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Cinematic Soccer – Part 1

Kicking and Screaming

With a pushy parent figure that many can relate to, Phil never made it as a star soccer player, much to his father’s dismay. Now years later he has his own son and it seems the cycle of competitive sport and overbearing parenthood is continuing. With comedy legend Will Ferrell in the starring role as soccer failure turned coach, the hilarious story of a youth soccer team is born. With his ridiculously over the top approach, he shouts insults at kids, treats parents like underlings and barks commands like a wild man in fits of rib-tickling rage. Kicking and Screaming will have you chuckling, rooting for the team and possibly finding a new nickname for your over enthusiastic coach.

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