The damned career of Christoph Metzelder

In the end, it was a career of unfulfilled potential, one cruelly defined by injuries. Christoph Metzelder, ever the optimist, didn’t see it like that though: “I am just thankful for my great career,” he said on his retirement from professional football in 2013. His career, compared to most, was undoubtedly great, but it was…

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Gazprom’s colossal football empire

It was once said that of all the unimportant subjects, football is by far the most important. Today, that quote seems so antiquated. Football has transcended the boundaries of a mere sport, into the galactic sphere of the ‘real world’. Football seems to have become more than a game between 22 players on a pitch; it has…

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