World Cup

Story of a shirt…

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This guest post is brought to you by Bruno from Les Voyages en Ballon who can also be found on this Facebook page.

Today is the story of a flamboyant looser's shirt, namely Johan Cruijff's one in the 1974 World Cup. Instead of Adidas's 3 stripes, Cruijff's shirt and short displayed only 2.

Daily Dose: April 27th, 2010.

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Cruijff's pk in the Asian Champions League. (Hisato Sato and Tomoaki Makino for Sanfrecce Hiroshima.) [101gg] Nothing fixes a loss like a wonky sprinkler. (BBC) The battle for headbutt supremacy. (Studs Up) Now deconstructing Jozy's career. (Avoiding The Drop) No PFA snubs here. (Sport Without Spin) Ten World Cup & Euros mascots.

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Scientists Name Asteroid After Dutch Legend Johan Cruyff

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By Chris Wright

Hosannah! Dutch scientific journalist Carl Koppeschaar has finally succeeded in his quest to see an asteroid renamed in honour of Holland legend Johann Cruyff.

The asteroid was originally named '14282′ when it was discovered by Dutch astrologists back in the 1960s but now, thanks to Koppeschaar's fine work, the completely inconsequential piece of space rock will be forever known as 'Cruijff'.

The Great Lionel Messi Cover Act

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If you've cracked open a fresh newspaper this morning, chances are it won't be long before you find the newly christened Lionel Messi section, comparing him to Maradona, Cruijff, Ronaldo (the real one), Pele, Gandhi, Da Vinci and Jesus Christ. Last night's encore was the type of stuff which makes merely witnessing such greatness feel [.

Better Flying Kick: Cruijff or Cantona?

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We thank The Guardian, who thank Zlatan Ibrahimovic for reminding them, for reminding us of this goal, scored by one Hendrik Johannes Cruijff. A guy who once did some things way back when. Certainly one of the greatest goals ever, but is it the greatest flying kick football has ever seen? Many will say yes, [.

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Mondiali, Cruijff contro l’Olanda di Van Marwijk: “Gioco penoso e duro, è stato l’anticalcio”

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Critiche durissime all'Olanda di Bert van Marwijk. Strali pesantissimi colpiscono gli orange, nonostante il grande Mondiale disputato e perso in finale contro la Spagna, al termine di una vera e propria battaglia.
A lanciarli è un personaggio che, da calciatore, è stato uno dei più grandi tulipani di sempre, oltre che uno dei più grandi calciatori di tutti i tempi.

Loyalty In Football - We Need More

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I know we are being flooded by Cristiano Ronaldo articles just about now, but this is actually meant to be a response to a brilliant article posted earlier in the week.

I am a Manchester United fan. I am devastated. No. Scratch that. I knew this was going to happen – we all did.