Marco Reus and the inescapable void of his career

On 6 June 2014, Marco Reus’s professional life plunged into darkness. Darkness often touches professional footballers, but for this exceptionally blessed German playmaker, it was a darkness that would come to plague the peak years of his career and lead many to wonder what might have been. A week before Germany started their ultimately triumphant World Cup…

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Benvenuto Benevento: a miraculous rise to Serie A

It was in the second leg of the playoff tie between Benevento and Carpi that George Pușcaș’ clinical goal in the 33rd minute sealed promotion for the Beneventani. The Stadio Ciro Vigorito was sent into a frenzy as the fans realised that the impossible had just occurred.  Football has a habit of delivering incredible underdog stories, like…

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The start of a new era for English football

It took 51 years, but finally, England have lifted the World Cup. Yes, at under-20 level, but that is still an incredible achievement with some of the young international talent out there. Who would bet against this talented group of youngsters to win further honours in the future? Thanks to a great team performance and some…

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