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…

China Soccer $$$

Reuters/Ibrahem AlomariA Chinese fan. Originally posted at businessinsider.com by Elena Holodny China Soccer $$$ China wants to get awesome at soccer, and that means big bucks for a handful of companies! Despite the fact that China’s population currently stands around 1.3 billion (roughly 20% of the earth’s population), its men’s soccer team currently ranks at a…

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)…