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“The ball gave me prestige, gave me fame, gave me riches. Thank you, my old friend". Alfredo Di Stefano, died aged 88, an inspirational leader and legend for Real Madrid and a hero for footballers world wide.
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The long-anticipated 'Copa das copas' in football's surrogate homeland did not disappoint - but nor was it the fairytale the home nation had hoped for.
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On the day Spain’s monarch abdicates, the most imperious footballing team of recent years also relinquishes its crown. It is ironic that the original La Roja, Chile's national team, is the one that rendered the name of the Spain's heroic team irrelevent.
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Forget logic, it's that time of the decade when the only currency is euphoria and rage. Yes, the World Cup is here again and all human reason disappears. Nobody does passion quite like us Latinos, which is why we’ve dedicated a whole section to it. Which of our professional ranters convinces...
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Both the Old world footballing powers and the New will be looking to re-write history in the first World Cup to be staged in Latin America since 1978. Here, LatinoLife gives you the lowdown on the main protagonists.
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Scouted after Argentina’s 1978 World Cup victory, Osvaldo Ardiles was one of the first foreign footballers to play in the Premier League. He became arguably the best player in English football at the time and his FA Cup victory for Tottenham Hotspurs made him a legend at the North London club....
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Scouted after Argentina’s 1978 World Cup victory, Osvaldo Ardiles was one of the first foreign footballers to play in the Premier League. He became arguably the best player in English football at the time and his FA Cup victory for Tottenham Hotspurs made him a legend at the North London club....
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Of all the top players on the tennis circuit, Juan Martin de Potro, the youngest ever winner of the US Open and Olympic Bronze medallist, is probably the one that British Tennis could learn the most from. As the UK enters its annual obsession with a Brit winning Wimbledon, Amaranta Wright meets the...
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When they arrived at Tottenham Hotspurs in 1979, hot off their World Cup victory, Ricardo Villa and fellow Argentine Ossie Ardiles, were the first Latin Americans to play in English Football. Today, having just been honoured at the 25th anniversary of Spurs’ FA cup final victory over Man City, in...
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1. Having helped Argentina win the 1978 World Cup, Osvaldo Ardiles arrived to a ticker tape reception at White Hart Lane alongside his compatriot Ricky Villa. The first South American stars to play their football here, this stylish duo set the trend for foreigners in the English game. Ardiles won...
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'Justify the meaningfulness of the football suffering fan if you like, while I bask in the glory of FC Barcelona magic'. Kings of the football world today, the great Barca has also had its share of suffering, on and off the pitch. Jimmy Burns tells the story of a club that well deserves...
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This year, of all years, you didn't think you could get away without knowing your A-Z of Latin American Olympians did you? Here's something to set you on track when that pub quiz comes along. And if the subject doesn't come up send your beer back.
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In the UK as a guest of the Instituto Cervantes, Vicente del Bosque, Spain's World-Cup winning football coach, talks to Latinolife about why his team, or 'family' as he calls, it works (and perhaps an inkling as to why the English one doesn't.)
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