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Ten Defining World Cup Moments In My Lifetime #05

5. Paul Gascoigne is reduced to tears before England lose on penalties to Germany. World Cup Semi-Final, Italy, 1990. One of the earliest World Cup memories of my generation was undoubtedly the famous images of Paul Gascoigne reduced to tears … Continue reading

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Ten Defining World Cup Moments In My Lifetime #06

6. Andres Iniesta Scores In Extra Time As Spain Clinch The World Cup For The First Time. World Cup Final, Johannesburg, 2010. Andresito. Little Andres. Wizard. Star of the show. The nicknames, clichés and superlatives rolled after the Barca man’s … Continue reading

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Ten Defining World Cup Moments In My Lifetime #07

7. Zidane is sent off famously and Italy win the World Cup on penalties – World Cup Final, Berlin, Germany, 2006 8 years earlier, Zinedine Zidane was the king of the world, as his startling performance under the lights of … Continue reading

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Ten Defining World Cup Moments In My Lifetime #08

8. Ronaldo sets the record straight as Brazil return to the top of world football – World Cup Final, Tokyo, Japan 2002 Following on from the Brazilian anguish of 1998, in 2002 the world was once again focused on Ronaldo … Continue reading

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Ten Defining World Cup Moments In My Lifetime #09

9. Ronaldo suffers as France finally clinch the World Cup – World Cup Final, Paris, France 1998 Continuing the countdown of ten defining World Cup moments, we look at the final of France 98. Where admittedly this is more of … Continue reading

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Ten Defining World Cup Moments In My Lifetime #10

With the World Cup approaching, in no particular order I will be writing about the ten most memorable moments from World Cup history in my lifetime over the next few weeks. To start us off, one of the most controversial…. … Continue reading

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FA Interview With Carlo Ancelotti

FA interview with Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti. The full interview is available in the FA Boot Room magazine for April. Real Madrid head coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has urged aspiring English coaches and managers to study the intricacies of the … Continue reading

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