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Fernando Redondo: the divinity and despair of 2000

“WHAT DOES THIS player have in his boots? A magnet?” Sir Alex Ferguson was bewildered. It’s 19 April 2000 and his Manchester United side, the reigning champions of Europe, had just been dumped out…

Argentina’s obsession with the number 5

ARGENTINA MADE IT THROUGH to the 2014 World Cup final having defeated Holland in a penalty shootout. Lionel Messi, the star of the show, wearing the nation’s iconic number 10, didn’t have a…