Platini resigns from UEFA

Michel Platini resigns as UEFA president Michel Platini resigned as UEFA president Monday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected the Frenchman’s bid to overturn a six-year ban from working in football. The 60-year-old, sanctioned over a $2 million payment he received from FIFA, saw CAS — sport’s final court of appeal — cut…

Hendrik Johannes Cruijff

Hendrik Johannes Cruijff wiki Hendrik Johannes Cruijff OON (Dutch: [ˈjoːɦɑn ˈkrœyf], 25 April 1947 – 24 March 2016), known as Johan Cruyff, was a Dutch professional football player and coach. As a player he won the Ballon d’Or three times, in 1971, 1973 and 1974. Cruyff was one of the most famous exponents of the football philosophy…

48-team World Cup

What would a 48-team World Cup look like? originally posted @ sbnation.com By Andi Thomas  @andi_thomas on Feb 19, 2015, 2:42p 1 Paul Gilham/Getty Images  Luis Figo, candidate for the FIFA presidency, has suggested expanding the World Cup to a whopping 48 teams. We take a look at what that might mean.  TWEET (24)…

Italy vs. Uruguay: Prandelli's Tactical Adjustments Ruined by Marchisio Red Card

Originally posted by thebleachreport.com Sent by Anthony Gismondi (Coach @AnthonyGismondi) What a great breakdown of the game from a tactical perspective! Thanks G-Money! ___________________________________________ By Sam Tighe, World Football Tactics Lead Writer Jun 24, 2014 Clive Rose/Getty Images  Uruguay propelled themselves into the knockout stages of the FIFA World Cup 2014 on Tuesday by beating Italy 1-0. The Azzurri…