Monthly Archives: June 2012

Germany v Italy, Another Chapter of an Epic Story

“The Neverending Story”, a famous fantasy novel from the 1980s, was the brainchild of German writer Michael Ende and one of its most famous film adaptions was directed by his fellow countryman Wolfgang Petersen. Perhaps, also due to their nationality, … Continue reading

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Fairy tale and Tragedy: the Denmark Triumph at Euro 1992

It could be defined an Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale from a footballing slant. Yet, the echoing victory by Denmark football national team at Euro 1992 was characterised by a quite dramatic prologue and had no happy ending. The format … Continue reading

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Germany v Greece, more than just a game

Germany manager Joachim Löw admirably attempted to avoid predictable speculations on the match his players will play tonight in Gdánsk against Greece. “It is just football”, he said. This is a match with nothing to share with politics”. Good effort, … Continue reading

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Totò Di Natale, from Viareggio to Italy national team

He is not exactly an unknown footballer who has suddenly leapfrogged from the lower leagues to a major club and has subsequetly ensured his debut as international player. And he is not a youngster. Still, Italy may have found the … Continue reading

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