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Euro 2016

Group stage Group A 10 June France Romania 2 - 1 (St-Denis) 11 June Albania Switzerland 0 - 1 (Lens) 15 June Romania Switzerland 1 - 1 (Paris) France Albania 2 - 0 (Marseille) 19 June Switzerland France...

19th Century: Britain

Football or soccer as we know it today emerged during the late 19th century in England. At a meeting of the London Football Association in 1863, the game was split between "rugby football" where handling and carrying the ball was allowed and "association...
The Middle Ages: Mob football

The Middle Ages: Mob football

Origins of mob football Various ball games emerged in Britain between the 7th and 9th century. These are commonly referred to as mob football. The rules of mob football were not clearly defined. The games were often violent and played between villages at...
Ancient Ball Games: The Mediterranean

Ancient Ball Games: The Mediterranean

Episkyros (Greece) Around 2000 BC, the Greeks played a ball game called episkyros. The game was played primarily by men and sometimes women. Regardless of their gender, the Greeks usually played nude. A marble relief from the National Museum of Archeolo...

World Cup 2006

XVIII World Cup Tournament Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup for the second time, since 1974. Seventeen years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the nation reopened its doors to the world. FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter along with the tournament...

Euro 2004

Group stage Group A Greece - Portugal 2-1 (12 June) Hosts Portugal lost to Greece in the tournament's opening match. Just in the 7-th minute of play, Georgios Karagounis opened the score from a turnover in midfield. In the 51-st minute, Basinas dou...

World Cup 1998

XVI World Cup Tournament In the summer of 1998, France became the seventh nation to win the World Cup. The French squad displayed impressive work in defense and midfield. Even the bald goalkeeper Barthez committed nearly no mistakes allowing only t...

British vs American Terminology

British - American attack - offence bar - post boots - cleats cap - appearance (in an international game) clean sheet - shutout counter attack - fast break derby - rivalry draw - tie equalizer - goal that evens the score extra time - overtim...

World Cup 1994

XV World Cup Tournament In 1994, the World Cup was held outside of Europe or South America for the first time in history. Hosting the World Cup was partially intended as a marketing move for the future birth of Major League Soccer. Qualification...

World Cup Winners

2022 Qatar 2018 Russia 2014 Brazil Germany vs Argentina 0-0 (1-0 a.e.t.) 2010 South Africa Spain vs Holland 0-0 (1-0 a.e.t.) 2006 Germany Italy vs France 1-1 (5-3) 2002 S.Korea & Japan Brazil vs Germany 2...

Diego Armando Maradona

Diego Armando Maradona was born as the fifth of eight children in the slums of Villa Fiorito near Buenos Aires. He entered professional football at the astonishing age of 15 and debuted with the Argentine national team a year later. Despite Maradona's tal...
Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane was born in France on the 23-rd of June 1972. His parents of Algerian descent had a total of five children. As a kid, school was not his strength so he turned to football. At the age of 16, he was recruited to Cannes. One year later, Zidan...
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