19 year old Boca Juniors prospect Rodrigo Bentancur, who was courted by Real Madrid last winter has emerged as Milan's number one target for reinforcing the midfield after repeated failures to sign Borja Valero, Leandro Pardes and Milan Badelj.
When Carlos Tevez left Juventus for his boyhood club in Argentina, little did the fans know that it was in fact a move from football to football-slash-wrestling.
Carlos Tevez was overshadowed on his return to Boca Juniors after 11 years away on Saturday when teammate Jonathan Calleri scored a spectacular 'rabona' goal in the 2-1 win over Quilmes.
Carlos Tevez is set for a hero's welcome as he returns to his first club, Boca Juniors, after 11 years in Europe and still in his prime.
Argentina superstar Juan Roman Riquelme has confirmed that Manchester United were eager to sign him in 2006 before Villarreal played Arsenal FC in the semi finals of the Champions League. As per reports by Mundo Deportivo, the former FC Barcelona playmaker revealed that he turned down a move from Manchester United, citing it as as his only regret of a career littered with fantastic moments. Riquelme, 37, is now retired, but during his peak, he was widely recognised as one of the most gifted Argentina players of his generation and almost single handedly carried Villarreal to the Champions League final in 2006 only for a late missed penalty. The playmaker was a youth prodigy at Boca Juniors and his consistently excellent performances earned him a move to La Liga giants FC Barcelona. However, things did not quite fall into place for Riquelme at Camp Nou as he endured a very frustrating time in the Catalan capital. The playmaker was managed by Louis van Gaal, the […]
A fan of the beautiful game is almost never impartial and, sometimes, it’s about more than just loving your club. Sometimes hating the club’s biggest rival is just as important to some fans. Certain rivalries of course have become famous over the years for how extreme their fans are. TheHardTackle brings to you the top 5 football derbies in the world. The article is restricted to derbies, which are rivalries between clubs based in the same city. It is interesting to see that these derbies exist for various different reasons, from political affiliations of both clubs to religious beliefs. The Old Firm Derby (Celtic FC vs Rangers FC) Popularly referred to as ‘The Old Firm derby’, Scotland’s most successful clubs are infamous for the rivalry that exists between them. These two clubs have become notorious among football fans in general for taking what is basically a sport to represent the ever festering wound that exists between Catholics and Protestants. Although […]
TheHardTackle's Guest Author Aditya Inamdar narrates the tumultuous yet tragic story of Carlos Tevez, a man eternally in search of home - with a trail of clubs in his wake
Some teams are remembered for their tactical innovations, like Rinuus Michel's Holland side or Arrigo Sacchi's Milan. Yet there are teams who, despite making important contributions to the game, have gone unnoticed. We take a look at five such teams.
The Superclásico is one of the most anticipated football clashes in the world, featuring two of the most reputed clubs in Argentina - Boca Juniors and River Plate. TheHardTackle's Dhawal Verma describes the recent clash and digs into the history of this famous rivalry.