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This is a list of all the South American Soccer articles we have published on the History of Soccer website.

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Jairzinho: The 1970 World Cup Star Nicknamed The Hurricane

Jair Ventura Filha, better known as Jairzinho, was born in the northern Rio suburb of Duque de Caxias on Christmas Day in 1944. The coaches quickly spotted his prodigious speed and strength on the ball at Botafogo, where he signed …

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Rivellino: The Bending Free Kick Specialist With The Mustache

Rivellino was born in the Sao Paulo suburb of Aclimacao on New Year’s Day, 1946 but grew up in the neighboring district of Brooklin Paulistana. In the 1950s, Sao Paulo was still a city of open spaces. As a kid, …

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World Cup Jerseys: Curious Stories Throughout The History

One of the FIFA World Cup’s classics is the expectation of what the World Cup jerseys of the selected participants will be like. But before the tailoring was studied to the millimeter, some stories were as curious as they were …

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Most Shocking World Cup Moments

Most Shocking World Cup Moments: Throughout Soccer History

Soccer is the world’s game, and the World Cup is the pinnacle of the sport. A four-yearly celebration of the world’s best players, in which every soccer nation on Earth has the chance to compete for the famous golden trophy …

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2018 World Cup: Underdogs On The Rampage Until The Final

The 2018 World Cup was one for the record books despite heavy hitters like Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, and Portugal failing to live up to expectations. However, the underdogs, including Peru, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Mexico, stepped up and bridged …

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2014 World Cup: Goal Scoring Frenzy In The Heart Of Brazil

With the 2014 World Cup returning to Brazil, the country had much to prove since it had suffered two consecutive quarterfinal exits in the preceding competitions. The Brazilians were eager to abandon Dunga’s defensive play to return to their natural …

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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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1998 World Cup

1998 World Cup: France At The Top Led By The Young Zidane

The 1998 World Cup in France allowed more nations to participate in the tournament. Instead of 24 teams, 32 sides would qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals. Therefore, South Africa, Japan, and Jamaica managed to qualify for the first …

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1982 world cup

1982 World Cup: European Countries Dominate The Tournament

For Brazilians, only the 1950 tournament is more traumatic than the 1982 World Cup, hosted by Spain. The FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil went into football history books for coining the expression Maracanazo, or the Maracanã blow, referring to …

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