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The French landing in LaLiga.  A matter of style
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The French landing in LaLiga. A matter of style

The first French player to come to Spain was Raymond Kopa. In the 1950s soccer was nowhere near the most popular sport in France. With his cuts, with his joy to play, Kopa brought football closer to a sophisticated culture, more used to celebrating art, literature, freedom, than sport. He was the creator of football champagne, bubble football, football worth celebrating. He joined Real Madrid in 1956 and won three European Cups in a row, with teammates such as Alfredo di Stéfano and Paco Gento. Without knowing it, the elusive and technical Kopa had begun to sculpt the style of French footballer who would triumph in Spain for the next 70 years: Zidane, Henry, Benzema, Griezmann ... 153 players from that country have passed through the elite of Spanish football. France has been the la...
Why do so many footballers have their birthday in January?  The importance of when to be born
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Why do so many footballers have their birthday in January? The importance of when to be born

⚽️ Good Morning! Today I am writing about soccer, although it is not really about soccer. Many people want to be a footballer as a child and with age they discover that it is tremendously difficult. But it is not as difficult for everyone: those born in January have twice as many options as those in December. It is a well known phenomenon. At Real Madrid there are twice as many players born between January and March than between October and December. Something similar happens in Real Sociedad or Atlético, and it is not a coincidence, but examples of a pattern that is repeated every year. You can see it in the graph, which shows the percentage of elite Spanish players according to the month in which they were born: There are twice as many players born in January (13%) than in Dec...
Skyscrapers closed in China, which fluctuated three times this week
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Skyscrapers closed in China, which fluctuated three times this week

The SEG Plaza skyscraper, located in Shenzhen, southeastern China, was closed this Friday until further notice, after having fluctuated three times this week. The official Chinese newspaper The Paper reports that the authorities have decided to close the building until the cause is identified and in order to minimize the risks. On Thursday, several office workers on different floors again felt the 355-meter building tremble, which led to its withdrawal. Videos broadcast by the Chinese press prove the vibration through water contained in the kettles or in the oscillation of the ceiling fans. The newspaper added that SEG Plaza not only vibrated at least three times on the 18th and 20th, but that some of the people working in the building ...
The double unprecedented challenge of the women’s team and a renewal without trauma: "Those who are not, their reasons will have"
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The double unprecedented challenge of the women’s team and a renewal without trauma: "Those who are not, their reasons will have"

Lucas Mondelo's players begin the rally for the Valencia Eurobasket, where they will defend gold before heading to Tokyo for the Games. "If you get tired of us winning, I'm sorry, grab a chair"Garbajosa and Begoa Villacs, with the national team players, at the Endesa headquarters.From May 17 to August 8, 84 days for a trip around the world, but also for one of the most exciting challenges in Spanish basketball. The women's team has a double challenge before it, a Eurobasket and the Olympic Games on a run, a physical and mental frenzy, but also a "showcase" as assured this Monday Jorge Garbajosa, "three months of visibility", in the debut of Lucas Mondelo's girls.It was in Madrid, at the Endesa headquarters, where the 16 summoned -missing Astou Ndour, what to go after the WNBA; they will...
Russell Westbrook is NBA history: beat Oscar Robertson’s ‘unattainable’ triple-doubles record
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Russell Westbrook is NBA history: beat Oscar Robertson’s ‘unattainable’ triple-doubles record

At 32, the Wizards star reached 182 triple-doubles during his career, surpassing a legendary mark.Westbrook, during the Wizards' final game.Casey SykesAFPRussell Westbrook is the new leader in triple-doubles in NBA history, breaking the record held by the legendary Oscar Robertson for 47 years and long considered unattainable.The Wizards star reached 182 triple-doubles during his career in Monday's loss to the Atlanta Hawks (125-124). At 32, he still has a few seasons ahead of him to fatten his brand in this complicated statistic, which in recent years is ceasing to be a rarity due to the versatility of figures like Westbrook himself. LeBron James o Luka Doncic. A triple double is achieved when a player combines in the same match double digits in three categories, which are usually point...
Neymar renews with PSG until 2025
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Neymar renews with PSG until 2025

Paris Saint-Germain announced this Saturday the renewal of the Brazilian's contract until 2025, although it did not disclose the economic terms of the agreement.Neymar, during the game against City.PETER POWELLEFEAfter the endless rumors about his departure, the Brazilian star Neymar renewed for three seasons, until 2025, his contract with him Leave Saint-Germain, to which he arrived in 2017 becoming the most expensive signing in the history of football (270 million dollars).Neymar landed in the French capital in 2017 from Barcelona and since then it has not been a few times that his possible transfer has jumped to the headlines of the press, especially his possible return to the Barça club. Until the last moment the PSG fans feared that the player with the impossible dribbles would give ...
The RFEF exonerates Cala by concluding that it could not be proved that he called "fucking nigga" a Diakhaby
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The RFEF exonerates Cala by concluding that it could not be proved that he called "fucking nigga" a Diakhaby

The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) concludes that it has not been proven that the Cdiz player, CF, Juan Cala uttered racist insults against the Valencia footballer, CF, Mouctar Diakhaby, and files the disciplinary file opened against him.The instructor maintains in his report, to which EL MUNDO has had access, that "the alleged racist insult" denounced by the Valencian player ("black shit") has not been accredited"And remember that to" disprove the presumption of innocence "of the player," the certainty of the facts is necessary, which in this case is non-existent. " dismissal of the disciplinary file against Cala.The incident took place in the match played on April 4 between Cdiz and Valencia corresponding to matchday 29 of the National League Championship.(function(d,s,id){var ...
Laso and his comeback intuition: "Damn, Pablo!  You’re an asshole, if we’re going to win"
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Laso and his comeback intuition: "Damn, Pablo! You’re an asshole, if we’re going to win"

The manager confessed his thoughts before the third game against Efes. "We have never stopped believing." Tavares remains a doubt for ThursdayLaso, congratulated on his coaching staff after the victory against Efes.MariscalEFEAfter the frenzied outcome, there was a sense of relief in Pablo Laso. In his first statements in Dazn, he did not seem incredulous. Rather that, at last, something positive had come to his team before the intractable Anadolu Efes. Later, at a press conference, with his usual sincerity, the technician described his thoughts prior to the duel without a net. "When I came to the pavilion, I was thinking about what to say if we lose. I stopped and thought: Coo, Pablo! You're an asshole, if we're going to win. The series is 1-2 and on Thursday we have another final,"...
What if Pau Gasol is serious?
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What if Pau Gasol is serious?

Pau Gasol, during the match against Andorra.A. MartnACB PHOTOAh, they are leaving us. Leandro Bolmaro, whom Barcelona has tried to hide as much as possible, but who is a great talent as a point guard (two meters tall, which is not bad either) and that on Sunday he rolled over Morabanc Andorra, he was chosen in the first round of the draft 'for the New York Knicks in 2020, and you can imagine where he will be from this summer. Like the madridista Usman Garuba, who has not yet passed through the filter of that NBA preselection but that, except cataclysm, will have Become Premium from € 1 the first month Take advantage of this limited-time offer and access all web content I want it Are you alre...