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Sacked Hammers coach Zeljko Petrovic blasts ‘crap’ Premier League

Former West Ham United assistant manager Zeljko Petrovic has launched a scathing attack on the Premier League, labelling it is ‘crap’ and saying ‘Bundesliga is better than it’.

Zeljko Petrovic

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‘Joga Bonito’ and the Beautiful Game: Hooliganism Is Here To Stay

Firms, football hooliganism and middle-aged flab a dying art? Think again!

Ali Sami Yen Stadium

Football hooliganism has no specific legal definition. The term was created by the media, the tabloid press in particular, in the mid-1960s. Since then, they have been extremely flexible and indeterminate in ascribing the “hooligan” label to different incidents. The perpetuation of football hooliganism can be linked to the high level of drama, aggression and petit mal that overcomes players in the 90 minutes of rigid warfare on the football field.

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It’s official: Afellay, Cule

Madrid – Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven officially announced on Monday the sale of midfielder Ibrahim Afellay to Spanish champions Barcelona. Affelay, 24 – who was part of the Netherlands squad at the World Cup finals – will be eligible to play for Barca from January 1.

Ibrahim Afellay

This is the first major deal of the European winter transfer window. According to media reports, Barca will pay PSV around 3 million euros (4.11 million dollars) for the player, who will sign a four-year contract with the Catalan giants.

Not since 2005 have Barca signed a player in winter, unlike profligate rivals Real Madrid. Coach Pep Guardiola appears to have realized that his squad is rather thin, especially now that veteran playmaker Xavi has started to pick and choose his matches due to a chronic Achilles tendon injury.

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Euro 2012: One last chance for Fabio

Fabio Capello has confirmed that he will step down as England manager after the 2012 European Championship or sooner if England fail to qualify for the competition.

Capello indicating how many chances are left for him to win a trophy with England

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5 min Recap of the World Cup 2010 (Video)

World Cup 2010

Football Realm shares with you one of the most touching after-event (World Cup 2010) compilations. The ups and downs, the highs and lows, the video says it all . . .

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Oranje and La Roja fined by FIFA

FIFA has fined both Spain and Netherlands for poor discipline during the World Cup Final. The FIFA World Cup 2010 Final had many records but mostly were for misconduct, which included the record for most cards in a match in this year’s World Cup and the most cards in a World Cup Final, 14. FIFA has decided to take actions against the anti-footballing tactics of both Spain and Holland in the Final by fining each.


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Van Persie takes number 10 at Arsenal

Following the departure of William Gallas, Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has been handed the number 10 this season. Mexican starlet Carlos Vela has been given Van Persie’s old No11 shirt.


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The KISS of the World Cup

Iker Casillas and Sara Carbonero

Spain’s World Cup triumph couldn’t be more perfect especially for the skipper, Iker Casillas, who lead Spain to World Cup Glory for the first time in History. Iker proved to be Spain’s savior in the World Cup final as he made some terrific saves and consequently gifted with the man-of-the-match award for his performance.

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Paul’s Predictions – Recapped

Paul the eight-legged oracle is a genius or not???? Lets find out.

The eight-legged oracle - Paul

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Spanish tennis star Nadal in tears after World Cup triumph

Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal admits Spain’s World Cup triumph left him in tears. Nadal, who has just become a shareholder in Real Mallorca, attended the final last night.


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Oranje World Cup favourites

Netherlands reached the semi-finals for the first time in 12 years when the effects turned to Brazil to win 2-1 onto the field, “Nelson Mandela Bay” in Port Elizabeth in the quarterfinals of the World Cup 2010 Soccer Championship in South Africa.


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