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Why Gronkjaer didn’t score Chelsea’s billion-pound goal

On the final day of the 2002-03 season, Jesper Gronkjaer bagged the winner for Chelsea against Liverpool to seal European football and, very possibly, their future as a super-rich club. 152 more words

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FIFA World Cup: Expansion for the right reasons?

First published through Kettle Magazine

FIFA has cemented its plans to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams from 2026 onwards. The mastermind of the overhaul, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, will oversee the groundbreaking expansion that will make teams compete in 16 groups of three teams each. 563 more words


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