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 […]
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.