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X, nicknamed Golden left foot, is a Brazilian footballer who won the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico with Brazil. X is considered one of the best passers in World Cup history. Although he didn't play well in 1966, he was the mastermind behind the whole Brazilian national team in the 1970 tournament. He is regarded as the best passer and midfielder in that Cup and the best player in the final match against Italy. X had his name unfortunately associated with the infamous X’s law. He starred in a cigarette advertising campaign in the '70s which had a tagline: “I like to take advantage of everything.” and became a codeword for the traditional Brazilian disregard for Laws & Rules.
___________, is a 1981 film about Allied prisoners of war who are interned in a German prison camp during World War II. Association football plays an integral part of the film. The Allied prisoners of war coached and represented by Englishman John Colby, who was a professional footballer for West Ham United before the war, agree to play an exhibition match against a German team, only to find themselves involved in a German propaganda stunt. In the end, the POWs can leave the German camp only to play the match; they are to be imprisoned again following the match. Despite the match officials being heavily biased towards the Germans, and the German team causing several deliberate injuries to the Allied players, a draw is achieved after great performances from Luis Fernandez (portrayed by Pele), Carlos Rey (portrayed by OsvaldoArdiles) and Arthur Hayes (portrayed by John Wark). American POW Robert Hatch plays goalkeeper, and makes excellent saves including one last save from a penalty kick as time expires to deny the Germans the win, drawing the game 4–4.
X is a style of play in association football, characterised by short passing and movement, working the ball through various channels, and maintaining possession. The style is primarily associated with La Liga club FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team under managers Luis Aragones and Vicente del Bosque. Spanish broadcaster Andres Montes is generally credited with coining and popularizing the phrase X during his television commentary for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, although the term was already in colloquial use in Spanish football and may originate with Javier Clemente. The phrase's origin may be derived from a juggling toy named X in Spanish (clackers in English). Some describe X as "a significant upgrade" of Total Football because it relies on ball movement rather than players switching position. X?
X is regarded as one of the most successful managers ever, winning both league and domestic cup titles in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria as well as winning the European Cup twice, the first in 1970 and the second in 1983, and a runners-up medal at the 1978 FIFA World Cup. He is the first of three managers to have won the European Cup with 2 different clubs. He made his debut for Austria in September 1947 against Hungary and was a participant at the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, where he helped them reach 3rd place, and also at the 1958 World Cup. At the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, X was coach of the Dutch national team and reached the final against the Argentine national team. Always a man of few words, X's pre-match pep talk is said to have consisted of just one sentence: "Gentlemen, two points.“ After his death in 1992, the Praterstadion in Vienna, was renamed X Stadion.
Ernst Happel(finals of Euro 2008 was held at the Ernst Happel Stadium)
___________ is a name attributed by British journalists to the second metatarsal. X, while playing against Deportivo La Coruna in a UEFA Champions League quarter-final game in 2002, was subject to a tackle from Argentina's Aldo Duscher. This tackle broke the second metatarsal in his left foot and seriously threatened his national team's chances in the 2002 World Cup. X was the media darling at the time, and the bone (and the tackle) received a wave of publicity. Subsequently, the name “___________" was born. Since then, other notable football players including, Daniel Agger, Gary Neville, Danny Murphy, Michael Owen, Gael Clichy, Ashley Cole, Ledley King and Lionel Messi have suffered fractures to the same bone.
_____________ was founded on October 30, 1998 in the city of Rosario but it wasn't until 2001 that they had their first gathering. They now reportedly count over 100,000 members from more than 60 countries around the world. It could be seen as a type of syncretism. It's clear that the passion between the different members is what glues them together. As Alejandro Verón, one of the founders tells us "I have a rational religion and that’s the Roman Catholic church, and I have a religion passed on my heart, passion, and that’s X." Supporters of the X Church, supposedly from all parts of the world, count the years since X's birth in 1960. It is popular among the followers of this religion, and also among other football fans, to use the neo-Tetragrammaton "D10S" as one of the names of X. D10S is a portmanteau word which fuses X's shirt number and Dios, the Spanish word for God. According to the church of X, it is the year 49 AB.
IglesiaMaradoniana, an official religion in Argentina formed around Diego Maradona.
The Superga air disaster took place on Wednesday, 4 May 1949, when a plane carrying almost the entire X football squad, crashed into the hill of Superga near Turin killing all 31 aboard including 18 players, club officials, journalists accompanying the team, and the plane's crew. The team was returning from a farewell match for Xico Ferreira against Benfica in Lisbon. At the time of the crash, X was leading Serie A with four games left to play in the season. The club carried on by fielding its youth team (Primavera) and in a sign of respect their opponents in each of these matches also fielded their youth sides. Primavera won each of the matches and the scudetto. The disaster seriously weakened the country's national side which had included up to 10 players from X. X?
A common riddle asked in the UK is : “What is always taken to the FA Cup Final, but never used?” a) What is the answer to this riddle? b) Why is it wrong?
a) The “losers’ ribbon”, because the winners’ ribbon is tied around the Cup. b)Its wrong, because, during the match both the ribbons are tied around the cup and after the match is over the losers’ ribbon is removed.
X was famous for his large moustache, thunderous long-range free kicks, excellent long passes, quick thinking and distinct way of controlling the ball. He also invented a football move called the ________, famously copied by Maradona, Ronaldinho, ZlatanIbrahimovic and CristianoRonaldo in recent years. X started as a futsal player at ClubeAtletico Barcelona. After that, he tried his luck with Barcelona's biggest rival in futsal, Corinthians, where he moved on to professional football and quickly became a favourite of the fans -- and was therefore nicknamed King of the Park. X is sometimes credited with scoring the fastest goal in football history when he supposedly scored a goal direct from the kick-off after noticing the opposition goalkeeper on his knees finishing off pre-match prayers.
1. ‘A’ began his football career in the youth academy of Barcelona, the La Masia. From 1997 he played for the Barcelona reserve side, which then competed in the third tier in the Spanish football pyramid. In 2000, aged 18 he was called up for the Barcelona first-team. ‘A’ made his La Liga debut in the 2000-01 season. He signed for Villarreal in 2004. ‘A’ is known for his exuberant, jester-like character off the pitch, often entertaining his teammates with jokes and songs, and famously acting as a crowd-pleasing master of ceremonies at his national team’s official victory celebrations following their triumphs. ‘A’? +20/-10
2. B began his management career with a spell as player-assistant manager of North American Soccer League side Seattle Sounders from 1976 to 1979. X then had a spell assisting his former West Ham team-mate Bobby Moore at Oxford City. In June 1990, whilst watching the World Cup in Italy, B was involved in a car crash with Bournemouth's managing director Brian Tiler, who died along with four other people. Though B made a full recovery (apart from being permanently without a sense of smell), he eventually quit Bournemouth. B has gone on to manage West Ham United, Portsmouth and SunderIand among other English clubs.In September 2006, B was shown on camera by BBC Panorama taking part in what appeared to be an interest in approaching a player illegally. B? +20/-10
3. In 1996, C signed with Italian giants Internazionale .C turned many heads when signing with English club Bolton Wanderers in 2002, but added a lot of class to the team during his two seasons there, resulting in the creation of an international "dream-team" alongside the tricky Nigerian Jay-Jay Okocha and former Real Madrid midfielder Iván Campo. He then transferred to Blackburn Rovers for the 2004-05 season, but left the club after playing in only three games. C then signed with the MetroStars of Major League Soccer in February 2005 for $180,000 plus incentives, turning down higher paid offers from other countries. He became the first French player to play in MLS and ended the season as the team's MVP with ten goals and seven assists in league play. On 1 July 2006, he was spotted in the crowd with French fans at the FIFA World Cup quarter-final match between France and Brazil after telling New York Red Bulls officials he left the club to attend to "an unexpected, serious family matter in France.“ C? +10/-5
4. In 2005–06, he joined local Barcelona's youth ranks, scoring seven goals in 26 matches for the Juvenil A team in the following season. Two years later, he was promoted to the B team under JosepGuardiola, and helped it achieve promotion to the third level, with one goal in his 32 appearances. In that same season, D would make his first team debut, in a Catalonia Cup match, coming on as a substitute. His most recent claim to fame includes winking at the camera after being “almost killed” by a Thiago Motta challenge. D? +10/-5
5. E played as a centre back and spent the majority of his career with AC Milan. E also represented Italy at international level in the 1962 and 1966 World Cups. E coached the Italian Under-21 side for ten years, winning the European Under-21 Football Championship on the tournament record of three occasions. Former proteges Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluigi Buffon and Francesco Totti from the 1996-winning squad went on to win the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He was then called up to lead the senior national team, and helped the team qualify for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. E became coach of Paraguay's national team in January 2002. E? +5/0
6. F is a two-time winner of both the Pichichi Trophy and the European Golden Shoe, and also received the Golden Ball as the best player at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. F? +5/0
A:Pepe Reina(Miguel Reina) B:Harry Redknapp(Jamie Redknapp) C:Youri Djorkaeff(Jean Djorkaeff) D:Sergio Busquets(CarlesBusquets) E:Cesare Maldini(Paolo Maldini) F:Diego Forlan(Pablo Forlan) Connect: Father-Son duo to have played international football.
X is a former Argentine football forward, who played 50 times for the Argentine national team. He was a member of both rival clubs River Plate and Boca Juniors.X has become a club legend and cult-hero at many of the clubs he has played at. He got a 13-month ban for taking cocaine in 1993 and has a history of enjoying the high life. was globally recognized as one of the fastest footballers in the world, thus, he was given the nickname "the son of wind“. X is great friends with Argentine legend Diego Maradona, the duo once celebrated a goal with a kiss on the lips. X's wife at that time said: "At times I believe Diego is in love with my husband. It must be the long hair and big muscles.“ After refusing to cut his long hair despite the rules of national coach Daniel Passarella, he was frozen out of the national team for a number of years.
X was one of the first football managers in the modern sense of the word, taking full charge of the team, rather than letting board members pick the side. As well as his tactical innovations, he was also a strong believer in physical fitness in football – he instituted a strict training regime and the use of physiotherapists and masseurs. After attending a night-time match in Belgium in 1930, X became an early advocate of floodlights. He had lights installed in Highbury's new West Stand when it was constructed in 1932. However they were only used for training and Arsenal would have to wait until the 1950s for their officially-sanctioned use in matches. In tribute to his achievements at Arsenal, a bronze bust of Chapman, resided inside the marble halls of the East Stand of Arsenal Stadium, Highbury until its closure in 2006 . He is one of only two Arsenal managers to be honoured this way, the other being current manager Arsène Wenger.
Sam Weller Widdowson was an English sportsman of the Victorian era. He played cricket for Nottinghamshire and association football for Nottingham Forest and also played once for the England national football team, against Scotland in 1880. Widdowson is also credited with inventing football __________ in 1874. Initially the concept was ridiculed but it soon caught on with other players, and ___________ are now required by the Laws of the Game.
One of the most comical chants in English football: ______ ______, they're in defence ______ ______, their future's immense ______ ______, they ain't half bad ______ ______, the name of their dad.
Neville Neville, after the then Manchester United defenders and brothers Gary and Phil Neville and their dad Neville Neville!
The Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda is a guerrilla and political movement fighting for the independence of the Angolan province of Cabinda. Formerly under Portuguese administration, with the independence of Angola from Portugal in 1975, the territory became an exclave province of the newly-independent Angola. The FLEC acts in the region occupied by the former kingdoms of Kakongo, Loango and N'Goyo. Why was this organisation very much in the news earlier this year?
They carried out a terrorist attack on the team bus of the Togo national football team just before the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.
Lutz Pfannenstiel is a German football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Ramblers F.C. besides working as a technical director and head coach for the club. Pfannenstiel is a former member of the Germany U-17 national football team. He wrote his biography Unhaltbar — MeineAbenteueralsWelttorhüter, the book was released on 1 October 2009. What is his claim to fame/how is he better known?
Pfannenstiel is the first, and currently only football player to have played professionally on all six inhabited continents of the world.
Football's Next Star was a television programme broadcast on Sky1 in the United Kingdom, which was won by Ben Greenhalgh. The show aims to find a young football player who could be the "next big thing“. The series of seven shows is presented by Jamie Redknapp, the ex-England player. The competition is judged by Internazionale youth coaches Marco Monti and Paolo Migliavacca, who make the ultimate decision on who wins. The first series finished on 14 February 2010. What did the winner of the show receive?
A one year professional contract with Inter Milan!
By what generic phrase were these guys referred to?
The Spice Boys were a group of Liverpool F.C. footballers from the mid-late 1990s. The "Spice Boys" emerged as a term coined to characterise the antics and lifestyles off the pitch of the Liverpool 1990s players as underachieving playboys in the game.
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