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Soccer History

Everything you need to know about the history of soccer.

Who Invented Soccer?
The question of who invented soccer is a complicated one and there are a number of conflicting beliefs about how the beautiful game started out.

The 1994 FIFA World Cup
A review of the 1994 FIFA World Cup which Brazil won against Italy on penalties in the US.

What is Futsal?
The game of futsal has existed for centuries and this article explains all about the history, rules and equipment needed to play the sport.

The 2002 FIFA World Cup
A review of the 2002 FIFA World Cup where Luiz Felipe Scolari's Brazil side triumphed over Germany in the final.

The Heysel Disaster
A look at the Heysel disaster which killed 39 people in 1985.

The Luis Suarez Bite
Luis Suarez's bite on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is one of the most controversial incidents in Premier League history.

The 1998 FIFA World Cup
A review of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, a tournament which hosts France won by beating Brazil 3-0 in the final at the Stade de France.

The 2006 FIFA World Cup
A review of the 2006 FIFA World Cup where Italy, against a backdrop of domestic scandal, surprisingly claimed their fourth title.

The History Of The North London Derby: Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur
A look at the history of the North London derby - a clash between bitter rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

The Calciopoli Scandal
An account of the Calciopoli scandal that rocked Italian soccer in 2006.

The Zidane Headbutt
The 2006 World Cup final will always be remembered for the Zinedine Zidane headbutt on Marco Materazzi.

Best Goal Ever
Maradona's effort against England for Argentina at the 1986 World Cup is regarded as the best goal ever.

The Luis Figo Transfer
A look back at the controversial Luis Figo transfer from Barcelona to Real Madrid.

The Andres Escobar Murder
The Andres Escobar murder and how his fate was linked to drug baron Pablo Escobar.

Marc-Vivien Foe's Death
In 2003, Marc-Vivien Foe tragically collapsed and died while playing for Cameroon against Colombia.

Real Madrid Versus Barcelona: The History of El Clsico
A look at the history of El Clsico between Spain's great rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona.

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