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When Japan started over thanks to women’s sport

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Japanese women obtained two important sport achievements, 1964 Olympic volley and 2011 football world cup, that went beyond a normal success. Those victories helped an entire country to lift up the national spirit in delicate moments…

Against all odds

Football (or soccer for those who live in the U.S.) is loved and treated like a religion by many fans because is not an exact science. So, even if it’s not likely, sometimes happens that the underdog takes the trophy home, against all odds. There are many Cinderella stories, like Denmark 1992, Greece 2004, Iraq 2007…

Maracanaço, the birth of legendary Brazil

In Brazil soccer is way more than just a sport. It’s unconditional partecipation, faith and sometimes a reason for living. And, as sometimes happens all around the world, a reason for dying. What happened in the World Cup played in their homeland in 1950, luckily, is unparalleled in the history of this competition. 90 certified deaths between suicides and heart attacks, due to the emotional charge of the final against Uruguay…