Syria’s faint hope through football

Syrian forward Mahmoud Al-Mawas cuts through two Chinese defenders, caresses the ball away gently from the on-rushing goalkeeper, maintaining his balance all the while, to score the only goal of the game. Three points settled in a tenacious fashion in front of approximately 37,000 spectators. Prior to the crucial match in Xian, only eight Syrian…

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The Calcio Magazine: Issue 2

The greatest stories in Italian football, told through the nostalgic, expert eyes of world-class journalists. Featuring: The crowning of King Claudio The tragedy of Roma hero Agostino Di Bartolomei Roberto Baggio: the Brescia years The Camorra and calcio The renaissance man: Daniele De Rossi Demystifying Catenaccio Reaching the summit: in defence of classic calcio Max…

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