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Germany vs Brazil in 2014 Showcased the Full Emotions of International Football

Reading Time: < 1 minuteIn 2014, Brazil hosted the World Cup on their own soil. They had their starting eleven and over 200 million people on their side. But remember this is international football: each country has its entire population with them.  So when Germany matched up to Brazil in the semi-finals, there were almost 300 million people ready to go to war for their respective side. And Brazil had theirs right there with them. All the passion was there to play for.  Within a half-hour, the oxygen had been sucked out of the entire country of Brazil and...

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Hansi Flick Aims To Leave Bayern For Germany, What Could Be Next?

Reading Time: 2 minutesThis most recent week, Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has been strongly rumored to leave the club. Flick’s next step would be to the national team as they look to fill their coaching vacancy when current manager Joachim Lowe steps down. With Bayern now knocked out of the Champions League for this season, his decision seems imminent. His departure though, would force both parties down into unchartered territories. What could come next? For Bayern, a rebuild period may be inevitable. With their almost unprecedented success in the past season, though, they will move on very satisfied,...

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VAR Makes More Problems than it Solves — Here’s Why:

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhen  VAR was instituted in the top football leagues, it was a monumental day. It was hailed as the problem solver, an alternate to human error. Now, in hindsight, viewers can reminisce on the tens of points misplaced and they can only draw one conclusion: VAR creates more problems than it solves. After Matchday 26 in the Premier League, days after the Brighton vs West Bromwich Albion match which had two goals controversially disallowed, Chelsea had a stalemate with Manchester United. After the game, United defenseman Luke Shaw, referring to an incident where Callum Hudson-Odoi batted...

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Mourinho In: Why Tottenham’s Devastating Poor Run of Form Shouldn’t Sack the Manager

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhile holding 3 fingers: “Do you know what this is? 3-0. But it also means three Premierships and I won more Premierships alone than the other 19 managers together.” This is the famous quote Jose Mourinho said to a reporter, when his United side lost 3-0 to Tottenham in the 2018 Premier League season.  Since the beginning of his illustrious career, Jose Mourinho has won over 20+ trophies, including two UEFA Champions Leagues with Porto and Inter. During that time, Tottenham have had over 12 managerial changes. They have won only one major trophy: The EFL...

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Jurgen Klopp “Concedes” The Title For This Year, But Let’s Give Him The Respect That He’s Earned

Reading Time: 2 minutesAfter Liverpool’s 3-1 loss vs Leicester in the Premier League, a reporter asked Reds gaffer Jurgen Klopp if he “conceded” the title. Justifiably so, the Liverpool manager was visibly upset when answering “yes.” The season is barely just halfway done; why is this question even coming to mind?  Why should Jurgen Klopp be pressured to concede the title with more than double-digit games remaining? The question was abrupt and unprofessional, but mostly, disrespectful. Jurgen Klopp is a world-renowned manager acknowledged by both fans and rivals alike. Just last year, he won a historic Premier League title and...

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