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Pavel Nedvěd and the art of transcending fierce rivalries

Illustration by Federico Manasse Football is seldom, if ever, free from political realities. Had it not been for the collapse of Communism in 1989, Pavel Nedvěd’s career would have likely followed the…

In retrospect: how Pavel Nedvěd saved Italian football

The history of the beautiful game is awash with players that are commonly recognised as pioneers of a certain style or attitude. For most people, names such as Pelé, Diego Maradona and…

In celebration of Pavel Nedvěd, the Czech Fury

As Pavel Nedvěd walked off the pitch for the final time he could’ve been forgiven for wondering what exactly was going on. He was being substituted in the 89th minute of his last…