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Marcel Desailly: the exclusive interview on Euro 2000, Africa and more

As featured on Guardian Sport

The years have been kind to Marcel Desailly, one-time captain of France and a star whose football career saw him play for some of the biggest teams in the world, with Marseille, AC Milan and Chelsea benefitting from his rock-solid performances. 2,767 more words


Team of the Decade 1990-2000

Manager: Alex Ferguson

Bench: van der Sar, Kahn, Chilavert; Lizarazu, Zanetti, Irwin; Blanc, Baresi, Costacurta, Aldair, Adams, Kohler; Thuram, F. de Boer, Ferrara; Dunga, Keane, Albertini; Sammer, Matthäus, Seedorf; Laudrup, Litmanen, Möller; Hässler, Zidane, Giggs; Bergkamp, Klinsmann, Shearer; Ronaldo, Weah, Cantona… 3,731 more words

Qatar Stars League: the league that earned its name

In the 1970s, there was the glitz and the glamour of the NASL. In the ‘90s, a new frontier was opened in Japan. Since the turn of the millennium, however, the ‘retirement league’ of choice for many has been the Qatar Stars League. 1,183 more words

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