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Corinthians leave Chelsea singing the Blues

James Young from the Independent gives us his verdict on how Corinthians were able to defeat Chelsea at the Club World Cup final in Japan. … While Chelsea had their moments, those who have watched Corinthians over the last couple of years will know that “bend but don’t break” is practically the team motto. Theirs […]

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Why Corinthians are dreaming of glory in Japan

Queues of biblical proportions are a common sight at Brazilian airports, but this was something else entirely. The 15,000 that elbowed their way into Cumbica in Sao Paulo to wish Corinthians boa viagem a few weeks ago was either the world’s biggest Secret Santa party or further evidence not only of Timao’s (“The Big Team”) rabid support, […]

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Egypt’s Aboutrika: The understated hero

It has been called a miracle that Al-Ahly will play in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup. With the country still in chaos and no competitive football in 10 months, nothing of this magnitude was expected of them even after they won the CAF Champions League. Succeeding in spite of instability has become Al-Ahly’s […]

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FIFA authorizes use of Goal-line technology

Two goal-line technology systems have been licensed for worldwide use by Fifa, football’s world governing body. The approval means that Hawkeye and GoalRef can now provide their products to leagues and competitions. “This milestone means that the companies now have authorisation to install their technology systems worldwide” said a Fifa spokesman. Goal-line technology is due […]

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