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2013 Major Sports Events Calendar

2013 Major Sports Events Calendar

After publishing the 2013 Formula 1 race calendar and the most relevant Tennis events dates for 2013, Formula 1 – 2013 Race calendar Tennis – Calendar for 2013/2014 Major Events we post today other sports important dates for 2013 that you may want to book in your agenda: January Dakar Rally – January 5th-20th World Men’s

Brazil World Cup 2014 – Goal Line Technology Will be Used

FIFA announced that goal line technology will be used in next World Cup to be held in Brazil in 2014. It will also be used in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup that will take place also in Brazil. This technology was used by the first time in this year’s FIFA Confederations Cup in Japan that was won by

African Cup of Nations 2013 – Who Will Win? Vote on Our Poll

The Group stage of 2013 African Cup of Nations finished today. 8 teams went forward to the quarter-finals and will now fight to reach the big final to be held next February 10th in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ghana is the team in with most titles (4). However Egypt is the nation with more trophies (6) but did

FIFA’s Ballon d’Or and Best Coach – Closing our Polls: Check the Results and Our New Polls!

We launched a poll last December 4th to survey our readers on who they think would win the FIFA’s 2012 Ballon d’Or and best coach. The ceremony will be held today at Zürich, Switzerland, commencing at 19:00 CET , and the winners will finally be unveiled. Therefore we close today both polls and present you

FIFA’s 2012 Ballon d’Or: Best Player and Coach – Our Poll Results

It is already next Monday, January 7th, that the best male Football Player and Coach of 2012 will be known. The election will be based upon votes of national teams’ coaches and captains, as well as of specialized journalists. Best World Football Player Award – History, Facts and Figures We have published on  December 13th our predictions on

Lionel Messi – 91 Goals World Record in 2012 and Much More! Don’t Miss the Video!

The winner of the last 3 Ballon d’Or Awards – Lionel Messi – reached an amazing record of 91 goals in 2012 (only official matches) beating German Gerd Muller that scored 85 in 1972. Twelve of Messi’s goals were scored in 9 appearances with his National Team Argentina. The other 79 were scored wearing Barcelona’s Jersey. From the 2008-2009 season till

Rogério Ceni – A Goalkeeper with more than 100 Goals? Believe it, it’s True!

It is not so uncommon to watch a goalkeeper taking a penalty shot as if he was a field player. That happens more often in penalty shootouts where there this no risk that a failed conversion endangers the goalkeeper’s own nets. Nonetheless, through football history some goalkeepers have taken the risk of trying to score

Champions League 2012/2013 Playoffs Draw – Facts and Figures

[wp_ad_camp_1]The Playoff stage of 2012/2013 Champions League was drawn last Thursday. Some interesting matches on the way (to be held next February 12, 13, 19 and 20th) and we try to have a look behind the team’s names and offer some relevant facts and figures. 7 teams out of the 16 qualified for this stage never won the

FIFA’s Club World Cup – Corinthians Crowned World Champion!

Corinthians was crowned Club World Champion for the 2nd time after beating Europe’s Champion League holders – Chelsea – by 1-0 in a match that came to an end just a few minutes ago. Guerrero scored for Corinthians at minute 69. Chelsea’s Tim Cahill was sent off in the game’s last minute. Blues’ new recent coach Rafa