By the end of the 20th century meetings involving French teams were organized, particularly under the watch of L’Union des sociétés françaises de sports athlétiques (USFSA). In 1895 , a "selection of Paris" , composed mainly of British players residing in Paris, faced small selections of English clubs. Between 1900 and 1904 USFSA played in 5 international matches,(including the 1900 Summer Olympics) but FIFA and statistics do not recognize these as official matches.
Louis Van Gaal’s stance in 1994
Van Gaal’s expression, March 1989. Photo: Paul Stolk/ANP
President(or Dictator, whichever you prefer) Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire and Pele in 1968
AC Milan’s Gianni Rivera anoints Franco Baresi as Player of the Year, 1979. Photo: FourFourTwo
Inside a factory where they make balls in Borough, London. 1937
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When we speak of Cuba, never do we talk about the history of sports in the country. The Pearl of the Antilles will always be associated with their socialist regime. Cuba’s most popular sport has always been baseball even with Spanish influence.
Pelé for Flamengo in a friendly in 1979. Source: Placar.br
William “Fatty” Foulke was Chelsea’s 1st ever goalkeeper. He weighed 308Ibs(139kgs) and played Cricket. Photo: EMPICS
Luciano Re Cecconi was one of the finest players in Lazio’s as well as Italy’s illustrious football history. At Pro Patria(then in the Serie C), he won two championships without a goal but with six red cards. Under the leadership of coach Tommaso Maestrelli, he helped achieve promotion as well as the Serie B title in 1970 and the Serie A with Lazio in 1974.