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‘Football Is My Life’ By Shaggy & Leo Aberer – Pies Have Done It, We’ve Actually Discovered The Worst Football Song Ever Recorded (Video) – Football Article

You may be labouring under the illusion that you’ve heard the worst football song ever before. Alas, Pies are hear to inform you that that, unfortunately, cannot possibly be the case. We can say this with great confidence as there is simply no chance that you’ve stumbled across the following obscure, smouldering wreck of a song on your travels. None. With a great deal of reluctance, we solemnly present to you, the worst football song in existence: “Football Is My…

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Matthias De Ligt & Ousmane Dembele feature • Outside of the Boot – Football Article

A regular feature on our website is the Talent Radar Team of the Week with the best young players compiled into an XI from across Europe’s top seven leagues. You can read this for all details on Talent Radar, who is eligible under it and what else we publish within this feature. [Max. Age Limit: 22 years old on match-day for outfield players, 23 years old for goalkeepers] La Liga saw one of the shock results this weekend, as Athletic…

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Liverpool edge deserved victory against dysfunctional PSG • Outside of the Boot – Football Article

Siyang Xu writes a detailed tactical analysis about the UEFA Champions League match that ended Liverpool 3-2 PSG. Liverpool faced PSG in arguably the biggest match up of the opening round of Champions League fixtures. Last year’s beaten finalists did an impressive job of controlling the match, with particular focus on protecting against counter attacks from the dangerous trio of Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar, whilst still managing to create overloads in wide areas to create threatening attacking situations. The Parisians,…

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Domenico Tedesco • Outside of the Boot – Football Article

While this website has made its name focusing on the lesser known youth of this beautiful sport, and combined it with a tinge of tactical flavour meant for the football enthusiast, we found a large gap to be exploited in terms of combining the two. This mini-series thus focuses on young managers (below the age of 45) and their tactical philosophies, deriving what got them here and where they could go. Ross Bramble turn his discerning eye to Domenico Tedesco’s…

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The underappreciated genius of ISL’s infancy • Outside of the Boot – Football Article

On the eve of the latest edition of the ISL, Arinjay Ghosh pays a tribute to Borja Fernandez, an ISL legend. Sixty-eight minutes had passed on a windy October evening in Kolkata when Luis Garcia slid into the opposition penalty area trying to chest down a lofted pass. As the ball bounced off the Spaniard’s chest, it was agriculturally booted away. About 24 yards away from goal, another Spaniard chested it down – with grace befitting a Spanish international footballer…

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Matthias De Ligt & James Maddison feature • Outside of the Boot – Football Article

A regular feature on our website is the Talent Radar Team of the Week with the best young players compiled into an XI from across Europe’s top seven leagues. You can read this for all details on Talent Radar, who is eligible under it and what else we publish within this feature. [Max. Age Limit: 22 years old on match-day for outfield players, 23 years old for goalkeepers] Once again, Athletic Bilbao provided a giant killing performance, holding Barcelona to…

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Abneet Bharti on Indian footballers abroad • Outside of the Boot – Football Article

SU Sintrense defender, Abneet Bharti, the only Indian footballer to be plying his trade in Europe, talks to Kaustubh Pandey about his experiences and motivations. With the sun shining on Indian football like the dawn lighting up the silhouette of a mighty building, things have hardly looked this bright and promising over the past few decades. With the current rank at 96, this nation that was described by Sepp Blatter as the ‘sleeping giant of football’ is showing signs of…

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There’s going to be a Leo Messi amusement park in China – Football Article

Like Disney World and LegoLand, but with more tattoos Leo Messi will become the first footballer with his own amusement park when the Messi Experience Project opens in Nanjing, China. But instead of keeping it to himself like Cartman in that one episode of South Park, he will generously let other people enjoy it, too. The press release explains: The MEP project, which is based around an original concept, features the most cutting-edge technology enabling visitors to immerse themselves in all…

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The inevitabilities that led to Real Madrid winning the Champions League (again) – Football Article

Sometimes life is intensely predictable. This was one of those times. (Real Madrid/Twitter) For the first time ever, the Champions League has been won by the same team two seasons in a row and, of course, it was Real Madrid that did it. What looked to be an evenly matched final at the start turned into a merciless drubbing as Real beat Juventus 4–1, topping Barcelona’s 3–1 win over Juve in the 2015 final in the process. Now, Real Madrid have…

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A-League’s 10 Young Players to Watch in 2018-19 • Outside of the Boot – Football Article

Brian Bertie writes about the 10 young players to watch in this season’s A-League. Australia have made rapid strides forward in their football development in the last decade or so, with strong World Cup performances, a transitioning style of play, a switch of federations being the more notable changes. Through it all, they’ve maintained a strong character about their football, and a typically Australian emphasis on competing. How appropriate then, that the biggest impact on their game has come in…

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Michael Carrick gets his name misspelled, nutmegged by his son at his own testimonial – Football Article

When a tribute turns into a roast (Alex Porter/Twitter) After 11 years with Manchester United, Michael Carrick was given a testimonial on Sunday that reunited him with many of his teammates from the 2008 Champions League winning side. Just because he was the man of the day doesn’t mean Carrick was treated all that special, though. First off, his last name was spelled “Carrtick” on the teamsheet, even though it was spelled correctly at the top of the page and for…

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If it continued… (Juventus v Real Madrid) – Howler Magazine – Medium – Football Article

What would’ve happened if the Champions League final didn’t stop when it did (Real Madrid/Twitter) Real Madrid became the first club to win 12 European Cups and win the Champions League in consecutive seasons, and they did it in convincing fashion, beating Juventus 4–1. The Italian side got off to a solid start and even produced a spectacular equalizer from Mario Mandzukic after Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first of his two goals. But shortly after the hour mark, Real Madrid scored…

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Spanish Football | Soccer | Sports Blog – Football Article

Found this interesting infographic (below) which highlights how Soccer (Football, in Europe) is growing in the United States. It is already well know that the major European Football Leagues (La Liga, Premier; Serie A …etc) have put their focus onto the US market & are actively promoting & doing marketing to gain a further foothold. Most European Leagues do their pre-season in the United States & play numerous matches. Spanish Football via La Liga is attempting to translate one of…

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Christian Pulisic proves he’s just not very good in 2–0 win over Trinidad and Tobago – Football Article

The 18-year-old “wunderkid” continues to hurt the U.S. national team After saving face for the U.S. with a second-half equalizer in a friendly against Venezuela last week, Christian Pulisic again did all the scoring in a 2–0 World Cup qualifier win over Trinidad and Tobago. Though his performances have drawn even more sycophantic praise for the 18 year old, a closer look reveals how underserving he is of the lofty praise being heaped upon him. Here are just a few of…

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Luka Jovic, Anthony Martial and Reiss Nelson feature • Outside of the Boot – Football Article

A regular feature on our website is the Talent Radar Team of the Week with the best young players compiled into an XI from across Europe’s top seven leagues. You can read this for all details on Talent Radar, who is eligible under it and what else we publish within this feature. [Max. Age Limit: 22 years old on match-day for outfield players, 23 years old for goalkeepers] Pick up of the performers from this week has to be prefixed…

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