When Stuart Williams was confronted by the emerging genius of Pele in a quarter-final of the 1958 World Cup in Sweden, the classy and constructive Welsh full-back responded with the performance of his life. That day in Gothenburg, the teenager who would soon be hailed as the greatest footballer of all time, scored the only goal of the game to eliminate valiant opponents who had upset the odds by reaching the last eight. Though deprived of their own star, John Charles, through injury, the scarlet-shirted heroes held out for more than 70 minutes against a sumptuously talented Brazilian attack, in which the prodigy combined to compelling effect with the likes of Garrincha, Didi and Zagalo.
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Saturday 07 January 2012
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Wednesday 04 January 2012
Portsmouth are close to announcing new owners, according to administrator Andrew Andronikou.
Thursday 22 December 2011
Umbro downplay association with England captain, who heads for court on 1 February
Monday 19 December 2011
Talking Football: The backdrop is the most bitter rivalry in English football, two cities with an acute mutual dislike
Saturday 17 December 2011
There never seems to be a shortage of teenage superstars in the modern game, especially in the Netherlands, a country famed for its remarkable production line of supreme prospects. But scratch beyond the hype and natural excitement young players attract, and the truth is few are consistently good enough to have earned such a reputation so early.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Phil Brown has been sacked by Preston North End after just 11 months in the job.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
Under-21 manager thinks new national centre will help England end their 45-year trophy drought
Thursday 01 December 2011
The numbers of teams offering men the chance to play full 11-a-side football is dropping, figures released by the Football Association today will show, with more than 1600 sides disappearing across the country in the last three years alone.
Saturday 06 August 2011
As the new season kicks-off, follow the action with match commentaries, live scores and team news from across the Championship and League One.
Tuesday 12 July 2011
Newcastle's pursuit of Swansea defender Neil Taylor has taken a new twist with the news that his situation has been referred to the Barclays Premier League.
Friday 01 July 2011
International rugby league is to be played for the first time at the new Wembley Stadium. The ground, whose predecessor last staged a Test in 1997, is to host a double-header on 5 November, with England playing Australia and Wales taking on New Zealand in the Four Nations.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Swansea have confirmed the signing of striker Danny Graham from Watford for a club-record fee.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Newcastle have made an undisclosed bid for Swansea left-back Neil Taylor.
Saturday 14 May 2011
Friday 06 May 2011
Luton Town virtually booked their place in the Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final when they cruised to a 3-0 win in their semi-final first leg against Wrexham last night.
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