The debate surrounding who between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is the best in the world could skyrocket if one of them wins the World Cup in Brazil. As of yet though, none of them has yet to put in decisive performances at a World Cup to elevate them to the level of Pele or… Read More The Top 5: Best Players to have never won the World Cup.
Jules Rimet would probably have never imagined that for the best part of 84 years after his initiative, the world would be hypnotised by what would eventually become his lasting legacy. President of FIFA between 1921 and 1954, it was under his leadership that a professional competition to determine who the world’s best international football… Read More The Top 5: An Introduction
It was Carlos Bilardo whom probably exudes the best definition of universality among football players. The 1986 World Cup winning Argentine manager gave this definition while conducting a coaching seminar. What he told the managers has been captured brilliantly in Chris Taylor’s wonderful book, The Beautiful Game: A Journey through Latin America Football, in which… Read More Is Universality the Newest Tactical Trend in Football? Part II
Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. The words of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. hold true when it comes to football’s ever evolutionary tactics. It was Carlos Alberto Perreira whom once predicted that football tactics were evolving into a state where there would merely be four defenders and six… Read More Is Universality the Newest Tactical Trend in Football? Part I