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The World Cup: The Complete Collection (So far!)

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The World Cup - is there any greater competition on Earth? At The Football History Boys, we have written about almost every one: From 1930 to 2018; from Pele to Pogba and all the bits in between. Please find below a complete list of articles on the most prestigious of sporting spectacles. There is more to come.... 1930 World Cup: Where it all Began 1934 World Cup: Coppa Del Duce 1938 World Cup: A World Cup on the Brink of War 1950 World Cup: The Miracle on Grass 1950 World Cup: A Brazilian Tragedy 1954 World Cup: The Miracle of Bern 1958 World Cup: Wales' Finest Hour 1962 World Cup: The Battle of Santiago 1966 World Cup: Football's Coming Home 1966 World Cup: The Curse of '66 1970 World Cup: Brazil's Samba Superstars 1974 World Cup: East Meets West 1978 World Cup: The Most Controversial Competition in History? 1982 World Cup: The Best Ever?   1986 World Cup: One-Man Team or Forgotten Heroes? 1990 World Cup: When England Last Delivere

Wales and the European Championships: One Amazing Summer

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Our first ever co-written blog! To avoid confusion - Ben writes in italics and Gareth in normal text . This week, we will see the start of the Euro 2020 qualifiers. Following the success of the Nations League in creating competitive and challenging international fixtures, we are back to the classic qualification group stage once again. Despite a drop in match quality, for us here at TFHB - this gives us a chance to remove our club rivalries and join together once again to support our nation, Wales. For the Welsh, the European Championship holds fond recent memories following the run of Chris Coleman and his squad to the semi-finals in 2016. After decades of disappointment, the tournament was everything and more for us and 3 million others from Cardiff to Colwyn Bay. With Slovakia heading to the capital on Sunday, we thought we would take a trip down memory lane.  The Near-Misses Growing up in Cardiff, we were fortunate enough to have a number of Welsh games played on our d

TFHB: The Football Blogging Awards

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It has come to that time of the year when The Football Blogging Awards take over every football fan's Facebook and Twitter as a number of bloggers attempt to be nominated for a prize at the ever-growing ceremony in Manchester. *UPDATE* We've made the Final!!! After being created in February 2013 - The Football History Boys have continued to grow and cover all areas of the beautiful game. In 2014 - we were lucky enough to be the judges vote for "Best New Football Blog". This year we have decided to run for " Best Established Creator ". Hopefully it will be a mark of what we have achieved since we set to work 6 years ago! The past few years have been difficult to keep the blog consistently running due to our teaching roles - but 2018/19 has undoubtedly been our best year yet. We launched our series, "The Most Important Moments in Football History" in November and followed it with "The Most Important Moments in Women's Football Hist

The Most Important Moments in Women's Football History: Part Seven

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Football is more than just a game. Over the last 150 years it has become a source of identity, conflict and debate for all who follow and play it. It has reached the furthest corners of the globe and boasts more players and supporters than any other sport. In this list, we will be going right the way through the illustrious, colourful and pioneering history of women's football. We will be looking closer at the teams, coaches and individuals who have overcome negative attitudes, antiquated misogynistic views and repressive social expectations to create an inclusive and popular game supported by millions around the world. Let's see which moments have shaped the game we love! 31. 2012 Olympics (2012) A generation inspired The 2012 Olympics. Wow. What a spectacle. It seems mad that the greatest show on Earth took place in London almost 7 years ago. It was a fortnight of sporting brilliance as Franklin, Phelps and Bolt lit up the celebration and probably the last time w

The Most Important Moments in Women's Football History: Part Six

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Football is more than just a game. Over the last 150 years it has become a source of identity, conflict and debate for all who follow and play it. It has reached the furthest corners of the globe and boasts more players and supporters than any other sport. In this list, we will be going right the way through the illustrious, colourful and pioneering history of women's football. We will be looking closer at the teams, coaches and individuals who have overcome negative attitudes, antiquated misogynistic views and repressive social expectations to create an inclusive and popular game supported by millions around the world. Let's see which moments have shaped the game we love! 25. Arsenal Ladies Dominate British Football (2000-10) Arsenal won the UEFA Women's Cup in 2007, Alex Scott netting the winner. If in the 1990s and 2000s, Manchester United dominated men's football, then Arsenal would certainly conquer all before them in the women's game. Under the st