World Cup Countdown: 4 Days to Go – When Oranje Ditched Total Football in 2010 to Near-Perfection

​The annuls of World Cup history often have seen the greatest teams of their generation be crowned as World champions. The dominant Brazilian team of the late ’50s and early ’60’s;…

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World Cup Countdown: 3 Weeks to Go – Italy’s Greatest Servant, the Ageless Gianluigi Buffon

​As World Cup football filled the stadiums of Italy during the summer of 1990, the country’s children flooded onto the streets. The evenings were spent watching their heroes; the days were…

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World Cup Countdown: 4 Weeks to Go – 6 of the Best Hairstyles in World Cup History

A lot is made of footballers’ haircuts in the modern game, most notably the likes of Paul Pogba, in which more is made of his appearance than his actual footballing…

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World Cup Countdown: 5 Weeks to Go Croatia Win Bronze Thanks to Their Golden Boy Davor Šuker

​The Yugoslavia team that travelled to the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championships was something special. There was Robert Prosinečki, named Best Young Player at the 1990 World Cup; Zvonimir Boban,…

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