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Homophobia in the English game has been in the news a lot this week— and for gay players and fans, the news is decidedly mixed.
This week we look back at the 1970 World Cup Final, and the individual legacy in a team sport.
"We didn’t bother explaining it to him."
Legendary Brazilian footballer Carlos Alberto has passed away following a heart attack near his home in Rio. He was 72 years old.
What happened next, to be honest, defies belief.
None of the big fish were on their best days this weekend, but it still made for entertaining football.
The former Liverpool skipper’s Instagram post led some media outlets to report the end of his playing career
A nervy final 10 minutes belied a quietly dominant performance by the Reds; Sadio Mané and Philippe Coutinho produce elegant goals to push Liverpool to second in the Premier League
The Liverpool boss says he’s satisfied with the result and the way the team played but that further improvements are necessary
The Uruguayan #9 who thrilled Reds fans and nearly brought a title home says he wants to retire at Barcelona
The Liverpool manager brushed off his counterpart’s comments suggesting the Reds are overrated
Messi is a literal alien.
A Champions League Final held in New York has long been the subject of jokes and “God, I wish” kinds of daydreaming. But there are new indications that it might actually happen some day.
Time is a flat circle.
Plenty of people— me included— assumed we wouldn’t see Drogba in a Montreal shirt again. We may have spoken too soon.