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impact of the Russia vs Ukraine war on football

The Impact of The Russia vs Ukraine war on Football

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. Ever since then the Football world has not remained the same. It is therefore important to understand the impact of the Russia vs Ukraine war on football. In this piece, we’ll highlight the most important impact of the Russia vs Ukraine war on Football globally. Chelsea and Abrahimovich …

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Age Fraud in football

Age Fraud In Football: Why Is It So Common In Africa?

Age fraud simply means age fabrication or the use of false documentation concerning one’s age to gain an advantage over opponents. “We use over-age players for junior championships, I know that. Why not say it? It’s the truth. We always cheat. It’s a fact.” — Anthony Kojo Williams, NFF Chairman, from 1999—2000 to BBC in …

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Crazy football fans

Psychology of Football Fans: 5+ Reasons Explained

Why Do People Get So Crazy about Football?  As the games get closer, the tension on the faces of football fans grows and you wonder how the psychology of football fans work. Men get dry eyes and forget about going to work. Women scream like their favorite team had won a million dollars and kids …

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Is Football A Contact Sport? [In-Depth Explanation Revealed]

Football is the most popular sport in the world and many fans are not sure if it is a contact sport or not. However, before going further, it is important to understand what Contact sports are. What is Considered Contact Sport? Typically, the Dictionary defines contact sport as “any sport in which physical contact between …

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mbappe to real madrid

Kylian Mbappe To Real Madrid – A Tale of Torture, Ardency, And Dream

The Mbappe to Real Madrid proposed move has long been a big subject of speculation. Kylian Mbappe’s future was a subject of intense speculation last summer as he emerged a primary target for Real Madrid. Despite Los Blancos’ persistence in securing the Frenchman’s signature, PSG refused to budge and Mbappe remained a Ligue 1 player. …

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Why Aubameyang left ARsenal

Revealed: Why Aubameyang Left Arsenal for Barcelona 

After making 163 appearances and scoring 92 goals in all competitions for Arsenal, Aubameyang finally left Arsenal in search of a new challenge. The Gabonese striker was a target for a couple of teams during the 2022 January transfer window, (including the Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr) but he decided to stay in Europe and …

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Why footballers are having heart issues

Explained: Why Footballers Are Having Heart Problems

Recently, many footballers have been diagnosed with heart issues. It is indeed becoming worrying. Why Footballers are having heart problems? First, let’s try to remember a few footballers who are recently diagnosed with heart issues. Notable Footballers Diagnosed With Heart Issues Since 2020 Ehristian Eriksen | June 12, 2021 Eriksen suddenly fell to the ground …

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what is financial fair play in football

What Is Financial Fair Play In Football? [The Definitive Guide]

Financial Fair Play is a common term in football but in truth, not every football fan understands what it means. The talk about Financial Fair Play rules comes up often because clubs like Manchester City and PSG are accused of breaking the FFP rule. Recently, Valencia coach wondered how Barca were able to afford Ferran …

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Why Goalkeepers Walk onto the pitch second

Why Do Goalkeepers Walk Out Second After The Captain?

Before every football match begins, players walk onto the pitch. You’ll observe that in most cases, Goalkeepers are second after the captain. Why do Goalkeepers walk out second after the captain? Why is the star player of the team usually last? Is there any specific order for footballers walking onto the pitch before the match? …

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3-5-2 formation

The 3-5-2 Formation: Tactical Analysis, Pros, and Cons

The 3-5-2 formation as the number suggests consists of central defenders, five men across the midfield, and two strikers upfront. The system can be very flexible. It can modify itself throughout a game into forming a stout defense and a powerful offense. The flexibility of the 3-5-2 formation allows modern-day fullbacks to unleash their attacking …

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new champions league format

The New Champions League Format: Good or Bad for Football?

The New Champions League Format takes effect from the 2021/22 Champions League knockout phase. Football fans from around the world are looking forward to seeing how the Champions League would fare with its new rule. So, we will deliberate if the decision is good or bad for football generally. However, before going further, it is …

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Man of the match award in football

How is the Man of The Match Award Decided in Football?

The man of the match award in football is now one of the important aspects of modern-day football matches. Being chosen as the best player on the field must be a feeling of great satisfaction. However, there are a few facts about the MOTM award: The award is never part of the core rules of …

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Pogba world class or overrated

Is Pogba World Class or Simply Overrated?

For some reason, many football fans regard Pogba as “world-class”. Overall, he has 49 goals and 38 assists in over 200 appearances for Manchester United. That’s 87 goals involvement. But do these numbers befit a “World Class” midfielder? Away from numbers, what about his level of consistency? Is it ok for a “World Class” midfielder? For some other reasons, …

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Football contracts

Football Contracts Explained: How Football Contracts Work?

As football fans, many of us are carried away with supporting our favorite teams and that’s it. However, there are many more aspects of football we need to educate ourselves about to be called a true fan. Some of these important aspects are Football contracts and transfers. The football transfer market is wild. It is …

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2018/19 Premier League Title race of Man City and Liverpool

Manchester City vs Liverpool 2018/19 PL Title Race [The Recap]

The Manchester City vs Liverpool 2018/19 title race is one of the most iconic stories in recent years. Manchester City and Liverpool put up unbelievable numbers and went toe-to-toe to win the biggest prize.  And the two coaches that led these teams – Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp had plenty to do with the intensity …

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positions in youth soccer

Explained: The Different Positions in Youth Soccer

Understanding the positions in youth soccer is an integral part of youth education in football. Youth Soccer helps in developing a lot of skills and physical abilities. However, apart from all of these, there is psychological development and one of the very important factors, in this case, is team spirit. It teaches players how to …

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how is possession calculated in football

How Is possession Calculated In Football? [Expert Answer]

Just like the Greek mythical creatures, ball possession has been an area where little to nothing is known. Very few football fans know the nitty-gritty that goes into the calculation of ball possession. Therefore, it is important to find answer to the big question – how is possession calculated in football? First Let us find …

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