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Hello and welcome to my Blog!

I have created this blog to share information and interesting bits about football – my biggest passion in life (at this point…).

I am also doing this Blog as a “personal enrichment project”, which is part of the personal learning plan of the 6th grade curriculum of my school.

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MY EURO 2016 GROUP STAGE PREDICTIONS!

EURO 2016 IS FINALLY HERE! And boy am I exited for this year massive event. Many new teams have passed to the EUROs this year. In this video, I will be explaining my thoughts and my prediction of the group stages. Many of you would disagree with some of my predictions, and to all of the ones that do, feel free to leave a comment in the comments section below for your thoughts. And like always enjoy the video:)

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Una historia que escribí: “Dias Oscuros”: Black Bandana” (Version en Español)

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Soy un niño de 11 años de edad que le gusta imaginar y crear historias como muchos otros niños. Hasta hace muy poco, yo era un gran fan de los superhéroes…y bueno, todavía sigo siéndolo, y sobre todo me gustaba leer las historietas de ellos y ver películas de Batman, Superman, Hulk, Linterna Verde, los Cuatro Fantásticos, y así sucesivamente.

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Football, Players, Sports

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Christian Karembeu

Christian Karembeu is a retired French international footballer and the current Strategic Advisor of Olympiacos F.C.

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Thomas Helmer

Thomas Helmer spent most of his club career with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern München – appearing in nearly 400 Bundesliga games in 15 seasons – and won the European Championship in 1996

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Bixente Lizarazu

Bixente Lizarazu is a retired French footballer who played both for F.C. Bordeaux and F.C. Bayern München, among other teams. He also played 97 caps for the French national team.

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Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba is a French young professional footballer, who plays for the Italian Club Juventus Turin and for the French senior national team.paulpaul2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andoni Zubizarreta

Andoni Zubizarreta is a Spanish retired footballer, who played as a goalkeeper throughout his entire career.

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Michel Pont

Michel Pont has been working with the Swiss national team since 2001 as Assistant Coach to Ottmar Hitzfeld, coach of the Swiss national team.

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Charity Players, Football, Sports, Uncategorized

Footballers Who Are Known For Their Charity

Football players are seen as people who are addicted to the reputation and to the money, assiduous to holidays and celebrations. And it is possible that some are like that. Nevertheless, there are many players who dedicate their time to giving humanitarian services; they do work in charities, help associations and promote peace, respect and union without importance of race, religion, social condition or any other exclusive thing. The honorary goes to these players. This list does not contain all of the players, but all that are on the list are truly solidary players.

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Charity Players, Football, Players, Sports

David James

David James Foundation

The David James Foundation was set up in 2005 by footballer David James to help Malawian communities move towards improving long term food security.

Malawi is the poorest country in the world that is not at war. However Malawi is also known as ‘The Warm Heart of Africa’ because of the extraordinarily friendly people. You can explore this site to find out more about David James, the work of the Foundation, and the projects we are undertaking in Malawi.

Become a supporter of the David James Foundation today without even making a donation!

We will keep you up to date with our work to end food poverty in Malawi.

At the bottom of the form we ask you to please ‘tick the box’ for GiftAid if you can. Even if you don’t make a donation now, but decide to in the future, we will then be able to reclaim another 25p from every £1 you give via the government GiftAid scheme. So it’s worth it!

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Charity Players, Football, Players, Sports

Niall Quinn

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Footballer Quinn makes stand for charity

For most top-flight footballers a testimonial brings a chance to celebrate their career – and lodge a vast sum of tax-free cash in their well-stuffed bank accounts.

Despite the extraordinary wages available to even ordinary Premiership players, many believe that a number of years with a club gives them the right to cash in on the loyalty of fans with a testimonial game.

But last night one man made a stand against the greed of the national game and brought hope to the millions who despair at the antics of modern players.

Sunderland striker Niall Quinn gave the estimated £1million raised at his testimonial to children’s charities.

His donation brought praise from beyond the money-obsessed world of football.

Tony Blair said: ‘Niall Quinn is a credit to sport. His selfless decision to donate so generously is inspirational.

‘I am sure his testimonial was a fitting tribute to both his footballing talent and his sportsmanship.’

Last night’s match between Sunderland and the Republic of Ireland – for whom the 6ft 5in striker is the all-time top scorer – drew well over 30,000 to the

Stadium of Light with even Quinn’s friends and family paying to get in.

Quinn, 35, said the inspiration for his gift came from a visit to Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, when he was a teenage Arsenal player.

‘I asked the nurse some simple question and she said she was just hoping all the kids would live to see Christmas Day,’ he said. ‘It knocked me down and it’s had a lasting effect.

‘After I made my debut for Ireland, one of the players had a testimonial and I thought then that if I ever made enough appearances then a game like this would give me an excellent chance to put something back.

‘I really don’t think one game is enough to balance things up – the only way would be to have 100 games because football has given me a very privileged life.

‘It has given me fulfilment – not just financially, but through the fact my boyhood dream is still going on at 35.’

Around £500,000 of the money will go to building a new children’s outpatient department at the Sunderland Royal Hospital while a similar sum is for a children’s wing at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin, Ireland.

A third donation will be made to Goal, a project for street children in Calcutta.

A Sunderland Royal Hospital spokesman said: ‘What he is doing is brilliant. The amount of money he is able to raise on one night is mindboggling.’

It is the sums raised by testimonials for players already fantastically rewarded by their clubs that has caused disquiet.

Such games are a throwback to when footballers earned little more than the average working man’s wage and were a chance for fans to reward long-serving players with a tax- free sum towards retirement.

But times change. A testimonial year for Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs prompted protests last year when it emerged he would receive around £2million from it – in addition to his £2.5million annual wage.

Guest of honour at last night’s match was 13-year-old cancer sufferer Gary Harvey.

The Sunderland fan had written to Quinn and was overwhelmed when his hero visited him at home.

Gary said: ‘He asked me, “Do you think you will be well enough for May 14?” I said probably and he said, “You get better and you can come as my guest of honour”. I just broke down crying.’

Fuente: Footballer Quinn makes stand for charity
Charity Players, Football, Players, Sports

David Beckam

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Spend it like Beckham: the footballer donates salary to charity

The world’s most famous footballer David Beckham has grabbed the headlines once again by announcing that he is to give up his wages paid by his new club to a French children’s charity.

The 115-cap England veteran was unveiled as a Paris St Germain player on Friday to the frantic pops and flashes of cameras as the world’s media trained its lens on the 37-year-old.

Where Beckham would eventually decide to play his football had been the subject of weeks of speculation. But it was the revelation that the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player would hand over what is likely to be eye-watering sums of money to charity that caught the attention.

Footballers, while not commonly known for their charity work, often do spend time visiting children’s hospitals or other worthy causes away from the media glare but Beckham’s decision to donate all of his pay to charity sets him apart.

While the money is nowhere near the vast sums donated by billionaire philanthropists Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, or Warren Buffet, one of America’s most successful investors, Beckham’s move lifts him beyond the realms of simple footballing star status.

And yet there have been suggestions that the decision by the former England captain to give away his salary was just part of a wider PR stunt that would boost both his and the Paris club’s profile.

When asked who came up with the idea to donate his pay cheque to charity, Beckham said it was a decision reached by both him and the club.

“It’s one of the things we talked about at the start. I have been very fortunate through my career. I’m fortunate that I’m in the position I’m in. I thought it would be good to give it to a children’s charity,” he said.

But the father of four refused to say how much the five month contract he had signed was worth, before adding, “Obviously it’s a very good figure. It’s has never been about the biggest contract and the amount of money. That doesn’t interest me.”

Fuente: Spend it like Beckham: the footballer donates salary to charity