With the likes of Marcelo Bielsa, Gabriel Batistuta and Diego Simeone, much was expected from Argentina at the 2002 World Cup. However, they were underwhelming, and plunged the nation into further sadness.
Before being embroiled in corruption scandals, Michel Platini made a career as one of the greatest footballers ever. It was in Italy that he was at his best and his time at Juventus was a legendary period for player and club.
The rivalry between Flamengo and Fluminense exemplifies the passion Brazilians have for football. With a vast history and contrasting fortunes in the present day, this is the story of the country’s most intense discord.
José Mourinho has managed a host of clubs, but for various reasons, it is perhaps his days at Inter that are the best. This is the story of his time in Milan, featuring victory, smart tactics and solid relationships with staff and players.
Germany and The Netherlands have been the fiercest of international rivals and this goes beyond just football. For years, these two have fought, played, entertained and added a different element to the sport.
Maurizio Zamparini is one of the most eccentric owners in football, and he set the precedent early in his Palermo years. Chopping, changing and lots of drama, this is the story of his early years in Sicily.