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LAST UPDATE: Thursday 12 January 2017
  • Green Falcons charting an upward curve

    Flying high under Bert van Marwijk, Saudi Arabia are well placed to qualify for Russia 2018 and are continuing to climb their way up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - reaching their highest position since 2008. looks closer.

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kingkong (Brazil)
Some players know how to take advantage of luck and 'attract' chancy balls. But that WAS a total aberration. Unless Subri did that all the time I don't believe he ever*intended*to do it. I'd classify it more as a football fatality, not as a conscious play. and never consider it for PuskasAward. From 00:15-to-00:18 in the video - using the 0,25 speed - one can neatly see how the corner flag flickers under the action of the 'breeze' exactly in the direction of the deflection of the ball.

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Leonel Sanchez, the elegant left-footer who packed a punch

On 25 April 1936, one of the most important figures in South American football history, the Chilean Leonel Sanchez, was born. pays tribute to the tough, yet silky left-footer who starred for Universidad de Chile and his country. 

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Sizzling Brazil stun the Azteca

The fitting culmination to what was, in the eyes of most observers, the quintessential FIFA World Cup ™ tournament. This match had all the ingredients of a great final - goals, end-to-end football and star players. In the end, Pele, Jairzinho and Carlos Alberto got the better of Facchetti, Rivera and Riva in a match which, for over an hour, was much closer than the final score-line suggests.


Interview with Alan Kennedy and Phil Neal

We hear from former Liverpool players Alan Kennedy and Phil Neal, who discussed their time at Anfield, winning the European Cup and much more.

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The kick that changed the game Down Under

On the occasion's tenth anniversary, hears from John Aloisi on the penalty that secured Australia's FIFA World Cup return after a 32-year wait.

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