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Top 5 Moments in Wayne Rooney’s International Career

On Wednesday, an era officially ended when Wayne Rooney announced that he will retire from International Football. The 31-year old made his decision when he turned down a chance to play in England's World Cup Qualifiers matches against Malta...

Where Diego Armando Maradona is literally a God- essentiallysports.com

MARADONA: MORE THAN A RELIGION For many in Argentina, soccer is almost a religion. For a few, it is exactly that. Argentina is home to a religious movement called the Maradonian Church which venerates Diego Armando Maradona as a god. Born on October...
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The Netherlands need a new coach: Meet the Prospects

Following their defeat to Bulgaria, the Netherlands are in danger of failing to reach a second successive major international tournament after the defeat left them fourth in Group A, six points adrift of leaders France and three behind second-placed Sweden. Danny...
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Five of the Best Goals from this week’s International Break – essentiallysports.com

Let's face it, International breaks can be a drag at times. In contrast to the nail-biting fixtures the Premier league and La Liga have to offer to the fans, International friendlies can seem rather irrelevant and boring at times.However,...
Top 5 Largest Football Stadiums in the World - essentiallysports.com

Top 5 Largest Football Stadiums in the World – essentiallysports.com

The world's 5 largest football stadiums: Football is one of the world’s biggest and most popular sports. According to the 2016 FIFA Big Count, there are 290 million soccer players in the world, 300 million when referees and match officials are included....

Famous players who won the Ballon d’Or before Messi and Ronaldo-essentiallysports.com

The FIFA Ballon d'Or is the most prestigious award for an individual in football and it is awarded to the best player every year, judged by a panel of various coaches and captains of the national teams. For the...

Does heading a ball ‘damage the brain’ ?- essentiallysports.com

Standard soccer heading results in immediate and measurable alterations in brain function. Changes in short and long term memory function and corticomotor inhibition are detectable immediately after soccer heading. Head injuries account for between 4% and 22% of...

The World Cup to Involve 48 teams – FIFA

In what could be one of the biggest news in the football world at the start of 2017, FIFA has confirmed that the World Cup will consist of 48 teams from 2026 onwards. A council of 37 members unanimously...