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Match of the Day: A History and Appreciation

Match of the Day is as much a part of English football culture as Monday Night Football is to that in the United States -- in some ways, even more so, as it largely stands alone in its field, and...

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Soccer in the Tokyo Summer Olympics

Groundhopper Guides has a look at soccer in the Olympics: the history, the men’s and women’s fields, and why you did not see "England" represented on either side in the 2020 Summer Olympics (which took place one year late due...

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Euro 2020: What is It, History, and How to Watch in the US

The summer of 2021 will see, finally, the men's 2020 European Championships played out in several countries -- a year late because of the pandemic. But what are the Euros, how do they fit into the organization of world soccer,...

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Making History: Female Soccer Referees

The past three years in particular have seen many historical firsts in the appointment of female referees to take charge of men's football competitions. Groundhopper Alethea takes a look at the history of women officiating the men's game. Not many...

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Champions League Finals Featuring Two Clubs From the Same Country

The 2021 UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea was the eighth time two clubs from the same domestic league have faced off for Europe’s top team trophy. The UCL, which was previously called the European Cup, was...

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