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Copa América, or CONMEBOL Copa América, is the top football championship played between national teams from South America. Until 1975, it was known as the South American Football Championship. Aside from being the oldest still-running continental competition in football, it is also the third most-watched competition in the world.

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Brazil National Football Team: The History Of The Selecao

No other team has performed better in international tournaments than the Brazil national football team. The team has participated in every FIFA World Cup since the competition began in 1930. The team is also the only one in football history …

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2010 World Cup: Spain National Football Team Finally Wins

The 2010 World Cup held in Africa also had a first-time winner. After good campaigns but no actual title, Spain national football team finally joined the select group of World Cup winners. In 19 editions of the tournament, only eight …

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2002 World Cup: Brazil Win Their Record Breaking Fifth Title

On Monday 1 July 2002, barbers and hairdressers in Brazil had a busy day. Every boy in the country who was into football wanted a haircut like Ronaldo’s. The day before Japan and South Korea’s 2002 World Cup final, the …

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1990 World Cup: Few Goals But Plenty Of Drama And Emotion

When the 1990 World Cup was again hosted in Italy, 56 years after the Azzurra’s first title, a lot had changed in the country and the world too. If in 1934, winning the title under the watchful eyes of Dictator …

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Alfredo Di Stefano: Regarded As One Of The Best Of All Time

On 4th July 1926, Alfredo Stefano di Stéfano Laulhé was born to a first-generation Italian-Argentine father and an Argentine mother of French-Irish descent. Alfredo’s early years in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were spent working on his parents’ farm and helping other …

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Diego Simeone: Atletico Madrid Coach For More Than A Decade

Diego Simeone, one of Argentina’s greatest football stars, has had an illustrious playing career spanning two decades. As manager of Spanish club Atlético de Madrid, Simeone has written a new and enchanting chapter in the club’s history. ‘El Cholo’ Diego …

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Argentina National Football Team: Known As The La Albiceleste

Football in Argentina is governed by the Argentine Football Association, which administers the Argentina national football team. Buenos Aires is home to Argentina’s national stadium, the Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti. Known as La Albiceleste, the National Team participated in …

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Romario: The Brazilian And His Prized Goalscoring Ability

People watch and enjoy soccer for a multitude of reasons. There is a sense of identity and connection to a town, city, or family member. There is the primitive sense of tribalism that can come with belonging to a band, …

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Dunga: Brazil’s Technically Gifted Defensive Midfielder

Dunga is the nickname given to Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri. A former professional soccer player from Brazil, he played as a defensive midfielder. In 1994, Brazil won the World Cup final under his captaincy. He and Spanish midfielder Xavi are …

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Claudio Taffarel: Former Brazil Goalkeeper And Now Coach

Brazilian soccer player Claudio Taffarel played as a goalkeeper. He played professional soccer for five clubs in Brazil and Europe during an 18-year career. His senior career began with Internacional in 1985, while his later clubs were Parma, Reggiana, Atlético …

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