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The Great Górski, or the Golden Age of Polish Football

Perhaps, quoting a 1980s song by the Imagination, it was “just an illusion” – the illusion that the Poland national football team could regain competitiveness exploiting the status of co-hosts of the recent European Championships. The three matches played by … Continue reading

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Sheffield do Brasil

The golden dreams of Brazil at the London Olympic Games appear to be labelled with the same surname – Menezes. Mano, the head coach of the football team who aims for the gold medal, the only one major title still … Continue reading

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United Soccer of America – Part II

[Part I] The midfield was the department in which Americans with the most disparate origins cohexisted. One of the most notable was Tabaré “Tab” Ramos Ricciardi; his roots are in Montevideo, although his two surnames reveal Italian and Spanish origins. … Continue reading

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United Soccer of America – Part I

That men’s football national team was nothing else than a mere application in sports of the meltin’ pot, the phenomenon which is at the root of America. It was almost natural that Team USA was composed of footballers whose origins … Continue reading

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