Roberto Baggio: Dividing two cities

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For many the biggest inheritance that Roberto Baggo left to world football was the moment he lost the penalty shoot-out in the World Cup final of 1994. The moment he shot the penalty sending the ball to the American sky of Pasadena in California, was imortalized for ever. The camera caught Batzio to be melancholic afterwards. He knew what was going to happen. He lost it.

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The Intractable Link between Football and Politics

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With a philosophy that permits employment of players born in, or with a close tie to, their home region only, it would seem to be impossible for a football club to survive in the top tier of a major European league as its rivals draw in superstars from around the world.  Yet once again, Atletico Bilbao finished closer to the top than the relegation zone of Spain’s La Liga.

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