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The Carnivalesque quit of Viareggio from Lega Pro

In a town particularly renowned for a nationwide famous Carnival, the dismal fall of the local football club could not be anything but grotesque. The fans of Viareggio, the football team based in the homonym seaside resort in Tuscany will … Continue reading

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The Zidane-Materazzi Incident Becomes a Bronze Statue

Football fans have always gazed at monuments dedicated to strikers as well as to goalkeepers, mainly outside the stadium of the team that mostly marked their career. Probably, they have never seen a statue representing a foul or a goal … Continue reading

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Mario Gómez, or the second Renaissance in Florence

At the end of the 1990s, Florence-based club Fiorentina were a prominent side in Italian Serie A. They qualified for the Champions League and were consistently listed among the favourites for the Scudetto. Renowned videogames company Nintendo was their sponsor, … Continue reading

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Cavani, Suárez and the Uruguay Paradox

Both of them were born in 1987. Both of them can score a goal with the right foot as well as with the left one. Both of them can flash the ball into the net with a header, from inside … Continue reading

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