United Duo Start for England Against Poland, as England Secure Their Place in Brazil

England have found their way into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil after beating Poland 2 – 0. Thanks to Hodgson’s excellent focus, paying attention to what’s happening today, rather than what happened in the past. Changing things up a little, Hodgson decided to start the United duo of Michael Carrick and Chris Smalling. It’s […]

Stereotypical football: The most Brazilian footballer

With England done and dusted, I thought the next best stop off point in our global tour would be to go to the most successful country in world football, Brazil. There’s no one quite like Ronaldinho to be the epitome of a Brazilian footballer. Yes, granted he’s probably outrageously better than most but the fundamentals […]

Roberto Carlos: From the farm, forced out by Hodgson, World Cups, death threats, Real Madrid and retirement

Roberto Carlos was born in the city of Garça, São Paulo, in 1973. He had a poor childhood and used to spend his time between helping his parents in farm jobs, and playing with his friends after all his work duties were over. In 1981, Roberto Carlos moved with his family to Cordeirópolis. In 1991, […]

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