Report: Eusebio dead at 71 after heart failure

Eusebio, the Portuguese football star who was born into poverty in Africa but became an international sporting icon and was voted one of the 10 best players of all time, has died of heart failure aged 71, Portuguese media reported. Eusebio died in the early hours of Sunday, Portugal's national news agency Lusa reported, citing unnamed sources at Benfica, Eusebio's longtime...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Costa finds ally in choice of Spain over Brazil

Because he was born in Brazil and chose to play for Spain's national team, Diego Costa can expect a rough reception from Brazilian fans at next year's World Cup. But Marcos Senna completely understands Costa's decision to play for his adopted country. Like Costa, Senna also was born in Brazil but played for Spain. He expects the furor over the forward's choice of...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Senna supports Costa decision

Because he was born in Brazil but opted to play for Spain, Diego Costa can expect a rough reception from Brazilian fans at next year's World Cup. But Marcos Senna completely understands Costa's decision to play for the country that adopted him. Like Costa, Senna also was born in Brazil but played his international football for Spain. He expects the furor over the striker...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Romania beats Estonia 2-0 to seal playoff place

Romania beat Estonia 2-0 Tuesday to seal a berth in next month's European playoffs for a place at next year's World Cup as the already-qualified Netherlands beat Turkey by the same score. Ciprian Marica converted a 31st-minute penalty for Romania and doubled the lead with just 10 minutes to go to ensure his team finished second in Group D. Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Soccer's Greatest of All-Time: Striker!

by Adam Mundie We have now reached the penultimate stage of deciding the world's greatest XI.Of all the positions in the game, this is the most glorified with the majority of youngsters growing up dreaming of scoring the winning goal in a match - just like the centre-forwards they see on television.However, the role of a striker has changed dramatically over the years, with teams...
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Hungary to submit bid co-host Euro 2020

Hungary's football federation says it will submit a bid for Budapest to be one of the 13 venues to co-host the 2020 European Championship. Federation chairman Sandor Csanyi said Tuesday that the capital's Ferenc Puskas Stadium, planned to be renovated and expanded by 2017 with capacity for 65,000 spectators, could potentially host the semifinals and final of Euro 2020. The...
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September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Coventry set to leave Ricoh

Holland coach Louis van Gaal believes his side cannot afford to take the challenge of Estonia lightly when the two teams meet in a World Cup qualifier at the Amsterdam ArenA on Friday night. The Dutch have enjoyed a flawless start to their Group D campaign, with victories over Turkey, Hungary, Andorra and Romania in their opening four fixtures. Van Gaal's men are three points...
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March 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Hungary appeals order to play in empty stadium

Hungary's Football Association has asked sport's highest court to quash FIFA's order to play a World Cup qualifier in an empty stadium because of fans' anti-Semitic abuse. With Hungary hosting neighboring Romania in a key match on March 22, the appeal urges the Court of Arbitration for Sport to freeze the FIFA sanction while the case proceeds. CAS says it expects...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Cats ponder McFadden return

Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on becoming Real Madrid's all-time record goalscorer after moving up to joint sixth in the club's charts with his hat-trick against Sevilla at the weekend. The Portugal international took his tally of hat-tricks for Madrid to an incredible 20 in the 4-1 win and continued his phenomenal scoring form for the Spanish giants. Ronaldo has...
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Which One of These Nominees Will Win FIFA Goal of the Year?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which of these goals is the finest of them all? Arguably the best striker in the world, Radamel Falcao, dynamic starlet Neymar and the player best known for failing to break through at Chelsea, Miroslav Stoch, are the three players who could win the 2012 FIFA Puskas award. The FIFA prize will be awarded on January 7, at the same ceremony the Ballon d...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

FIFA Ferenc Puskas Award 2012: The Nominees

The past 12 months have seen some spellbinding in world football, and for the fourth time, one goal will be awarded as the best scored in the Ferenc Puskas award. So if you haven’t seen the goals nominated they can all be viewed in links below and at the end of the article, I’ll be giving you my opinion on which of these stunning goals has been the best.   Neymar Brazilian star...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Ghana’s Agyemang-badu Misses Out On Fifa Goal Of The Year Award

Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu fails to make three-man shortlist for FIFA Goal of the Year Award Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has failed to make the three-man shortlist for the FIFA Goal of the Year Award. The 21-year-old’s superb volley against  Guinea at the 2012 Nations Cup was amongst an initial shortlist of 10 for the prestigious Puskas award. The Udinese midfielder however...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Ibrahimovic goal comes too late

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his astonishing overhead kick goal against England hours too late to be named best goal in 2012 in a FIFA contest. FIFA said Thursday that Ibrahimovic's fourth goal in Sweden's 4-2 victory came after voting opened at 1400 GMT Wednesday for its 10 approved candidates for the Puskas Award. ''Given that a number of votes have already been...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

FIFA won't add Zlatan as goal award candidate

FIFA says it will not add Zlatan Ibrahimovic's astonishing overhead kick goal against England as a late entry to be named best goal in 2012. Ibrahimovic scored his fourth goal in Sweden's 4-2 victory Wednesday several hours after voting opened at 1400 GMT for 10 approved Puskas Award candidates. FIFA says ''given that a number of votes have already been cast for...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Messi on shortlist for FIFA goal of the year

Lionel Messi's stunning solo strike in Argentina's 4-3 win over Brazil in June is among the 10 nominations for the FIFA goal of the year. Goals by Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, Brazil forward Neymar and France playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa are also on the shortlist, which will be reduced to three on Nov. 29 following a public vote on the websites of FIFA and France Football...
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November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Hungary football great Sandor Kocsis honored

The remains of Hungarian football great Sandor Kocsis, a forward on the famed Golden Team in the 1950s and later for Barcelona, have been repatriated and will be buried in St. Stephen's Basilica on Friday. Kocsis, who would have been 83 on Friday, was the top scorer at the 1954 World Cup with 11 goals. After dominating opponents in the early rounds, Hungary was shocked 3-2 in...
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September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Real Madrid great Jose Zarraga dies at 81

Former Real Madrid great Jose Maria Zarraga, who helped the Spanish powerhouse to a record five straight European Cups, died Tuesday. He was 81. The team announced his death without giving a cause. Zarraga played in midfield for a team that included Alfredo di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas and which won the European Cup every year between 1956-60, plus six Spanish league titles and...
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April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Ronaldo answers Messi with 100th league goal

Three days after Lionel Messi became Barcelona's all-time leading scorer, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo hit back with a record of his own by becoming the fastest player to reach 100 goals in the Spanish league. Ronaldo surpassed former record-holder and Madrid great Ferenc Puskas on Saturday when he struck a brace in the Spanish leader's 5-1 thrashing of Real Sociedad...
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March 24, 2012  |  Discuss

The Puskas Award 2011: Videos Of The Ten Contenders

FIFA have released their 10 nominees for the Puskas Award for best goal of the season, which includes Wayne Rooney's scissor kick against Manchester City. The Puskas Award is of course named after the legendary Ferenc Puskas and has been given annually for the past three years with Cristiano Ronaldo winning it in the first edition in 2009 and Hamit Altintop in 2010. The...
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November 19, 2011  |  Discuss

O'Reilly, Messi up for for goal of year

American forward Heather O'Reilly is the only woman nominated for the Puskas Award for FIFA goal of the year, among 10 finalists along with Wayne Rooney and Lionel Messi. O'Reilly was nominated for her 25-yard goal against Colombia in the first round of the Women's World Cup on July 2. Rooney was picked for his bicycle kick in a Premier League match against Manchester...
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November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Football’s Greatest War Heroes

Football’s Greatest War Heroes - originally posted on Soccerlens.comWith Remembrance Sunday having just occurred a few days ago, we reflect on the men who gave their lives to their countries as well as giving their all on the football pitch. Their bravery on the field of play has been superseded by their courage and character on the field of battle even though some of them had...
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November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

II Grande Torino To La Grande Inter - The Tale Of A Father And His Son

This article was originally published on The Hard Tackle. 'I played against your father. You did him proud and I want to give you my shirt.' - Real Madrid legend Ferenc Puskas said this to Sandro Mazzola after Inter won against the Madrid giants in European Cup (1964). “With great power, comes great responsibility” reads a great line from a very famous flick...
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November 06, 2011  |  Discuss

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