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Mud, Blood and Studs.

It’s all about origins – whether through work, friendships, or eventual relationships – the question about your family background always comes up. Most often, you mention your parents and where they are from. Or you might talk about your grandparents, especially if they came from another country, or discuss where you’ve lived and why. However, […]

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World Cup Countdown

32 Nations from 5 confederations will all compete in the first World Cup finals in it’s 92 year history to be held in the Arab World. The FIFA World Cup has taken place on 21 occasions so far with Brazil being the most successful nation winning 5 titles to date with Germany and Italy behind […]

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Quiz: World Cup

Since it’s inception in 1930 the World Cup comes around every four years except in 1942 and 1946 due to World War 2. Out of the 21 tournaments undertaken so far how many teams can you name that reached the last four in each FIFA World Cup? Take the test here

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Quiz: How many can you name?

On this day in 1989, Scotland U16’s faced Saudi Arabia U16’s in the FIFA World Cup final at Hampden Park in front of a 50kstrong crowd. Despite going two goals to the good within 25 minutes the home side we’re pegged back to 2-2. Extra time couldn’t separate the two teams which meant the game […]

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Argentina 2 England 1

Argentina and England clashed in the quarter final of the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico. It was a game that had plenty of controversy with the Diego Maradona ‘Hand of God’ goal and him showcasing his footballing brilliance with his second goal which was named ‘Goal of the Century’. Sit back and enjoy the […]

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When The Yanks tamed El Tri

The United States’ improbable run through the 2002 World Cup was highlighted by the most important victory in team history. Today marks the 20-year anniversary of the 2-0 win over Mexico in the Round of 16, which gave the team its first knockout-round victory and confirmed the Dos a Cero legend. This victory helped the […]

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The ten greatest players to never grace a World Cup

The World Cup is described as the greatest trophy in football and often regarded the place to see the best players in the world battle it out. While we’ve been treated to players like Pele and Maradona there are many players deemed legendary who never had the chance to grace the field during a World […]

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West Germany 3 England 2

The quarter final of the Mexico 1970 World Cup saw an eagerly awaited re-run of the final from 1966. West Germany had qualified for the knock stages after winning all three group games against Peru, Bulgaria and Morocco and therefore topping Group 4. Whereas the Three Lions finished runners up in Group 3 behind Brazil […]

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World in Motion

The iconic World Cup anthem from Italia 90, ‘World in Motion’ was co-written and performed by rock band New Order and actor Keith Allen. The supporting act included first rate rapping from John Barnes and world class miming from Beardsley, Gascoigne, Waddle, Steve McMahon and Des Walker. Sit back, reminisce and enjoy…………… Well, some of the crowd are […]

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Wales 1 Scotland 1 1985

During World Cup qualification for Mexico 1986, British rivals Wales and Scotland clashed at Ninian Park in the final group game with both teams needing points to qualify. Manchester United forward Mark Hughes put the Welsh one goal to the good after just 13 minutes before Rangers Davie Cooper equalised from the spot with 10 […]

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