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About the Leagues

Cover all the matches of your favourite teams playing at all major tournaments by a single account.

Most Popular Teams

Persepolis F.C

First in Iran Pro League. It was the first division of Iranian football since 1968 which is currently at the top.

Al Hilal SFC

First in Saudi Pro League. It is a Saudi Arabian multi-sports club which takes part in SPL since 1976.

Urawa Red Diamonds

A professional association football club of Japan’s football league. Currently at 4th position in J1 league.

Johor Darul Ta’zim

The top division football team of Malaysia. Plays in the Malaysia Super League, the club was founded in 1972.

Dempo SC

Known as ‘the whites’, Dempo FC is a Goan sports club that takes part in National leagues.

Pakhtakor FK

Currently at the top in Uzbekistan PFL. It was the only Uzbek club to play in top-level Soviet Football league.

Scheduled Matches

18 February 2020

 

Chiangrai United (THA)

Beijing FC (CHN)

22 April 2020

Beijing FC (CHN)

FC Seoul (KOR)

Summer Tournament

Jun 15th

 

UEFA Euro 2020 

The grand championship among the best teams in Europe.

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About Italian Serie A

About Italian Serie A

Serie A is the football tournament of Italy operating since 1929. For the last 90 years, the football league has attracted topmost clubs of the country to compete in the league. During its creation, it was regulated by Directorio Divisioni Superiori and Lega Calcio organizes the Serie A since its establishment in 2010. It is ranked 4th in the list of European leagues and second-best national leagues of the world.

History:

Before the creation of the league, the regional football in Italy remained in chaos until Football Federation took the matters in their hands. It was founded in 1929, but due to the political pressure by the Fascist government few of its internal settings were changed, though it soon recovered from its traditional approach and went on to becomes the most prominent football league in the country.

Clubs:

There was a varying change in the number of clubs the league allowed. In 1929, the league allowed 18 clubs to participate but decreased the number to 16 in 34. The league kept increasing and decreases the number of clubs finally settling at 20 clubs in 2004. As of now, the standards of 2004 continue to be maintained.

Season:

Serie A season starts in August and lasts till May. At this time, every team plays 38 matches in the event. In the first half of the season, named the andata, each team plays against each rival of the league once, for a total of 19 matches. The teams are playing in precisely the sa that ho

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Serie A logo has been derived from the logo of its sponsor Telecom Italia. However, the Logo was changed because of the change in the sponsor’s logo. As of now, there have been announcements of a new logo.

Rights:

The league holds Television rights in multiple countries that include India, Israel, USA, and The UK. Instead of having to sell the individual rights, league ponders upon a different approach are about more than 54 countries where the games are telecasted.

Audience:

The sports league attracts a huge crowd and if we were to exclude the TV viewership, the average capacity in a league match crosses over 40,000 for a stadium. Given that the game is broadcasted in more than 50 countries, the TV viewership has quite increased over the years and with the internet, football fans can easily watch games without having to put up with any hassle.

Top scorer:

The Italian league has its stallion. Silvio Piola has scored 274 in his career that lasted from 1929-52. Francesco Totti has stolen the second position with 250 goals in his career from 1992-2017.

Cancel:

During World War 2, the matches were canceled due to the inability to hold the event. But soon the Serie A was restored in 1945.

Divisions:

Serie A is the top division of football in Italy. Likewise, a Serie B was founded in 1929 and Serie C was also formed. Matches that are played in Serie C are mostly unprofessional, amateur and are on a regional basis whereas, Serie A is the destination the top-level football in the country.

Worth:

Serie A players are worthy as neither their skills nor their experience can be compared to anyone. Juventus pays the highest salary to its club players as of now and as far as the team is concerned, AC Milan has a brand value of $315 million according to the statistics of 2018.

Conclusion:

Serie A is the highest level of the football league in Italy. Its reputation in European football is hidden to known. Not just it shows an exemplary representation of interesting games but it also contributes to the world of football by producing the finest of the footballers. Among other divisions of football in Italy, Serie A is the topmost level of the game, whereas other division Serie B and C can be termed as preparatory to reach up to Serie A

Spanish La Liga

Spanish La Liga

Twenty clubs participate in the Spanish La Liga football. La Liga was the first Spanish football club in 1929 and the session started in February and ended till June. Earlier it allowed only ten clubs to participate but eventually, it was developed to accommodate 20 clubs. Barcelona and Real Madrid happen to be the two clubs that currently dominate the Spanish La Liga. However, the number of participants was extended to 22 teams in 1995 but it was later reduced to 20 clubs.

Oldest players:

The Spanish La Liga has in its account the credit of allowing the oldest football player. Harry Lowe was an English man of 48 years of age played his first and only match for Basque side Real Sociedad. In those teams couldn’t make replacements and when one of the players fell ill, Howe took his place and played against Valencia. The match gave Howe a different mark in the football industry.

Oldest club:

Recreativo de Huelva is the oldest club in the span. Founded in 1889 by Englishman William Alexander Mackay, who gathered workers in his mining company Andulasia and persuaded them to form a football team. They played their first match in 1890. At that time, all of the players were British but with time, the team’s skills and its diversity can speak for itself.

Messi:

Barcelona’s Leo Messi’s game speaks for his contribution and dedication to the game. The highest number of goals scored by a player is 251 by Telmo Zarra in 277 games but Leo Messi has already scored 245 goals in 278 games. It wouldn’t be far when Argentinian Messi finally replaces the Legend and makes another mark for himself

Pichichi:

La Liga has no dearth of world-class football players and where there is a skill, records break and come. Pichichi was the nickname of Rafael Moreno Aranzadi, a striker who died at the age of 29. The cause of his death being Typhus. His nickname was decided to be the name of the trophy meant for the top scorer of the game. So, if you concentrate on the game or perhaps when Ronaldo scores a point, you shouldn’t be surprised to hear the word “Pichichi”. It often pops up during the commentary especially when Ronaldo or Messi score a goal.

Nou Camp:

When it comes to Spain, none can contest their contribution to the field of football. Barcelona’s Nou Camp can fit in 99,000 people in its stadium making it one of the largest gaming stadiums in the world.

Richest club:

When it comes to revenue, two Spanish clubs steal the spot: Barca and Real Madrid. Real Madrid is the richest club in the world with an average revenue of $680 Million followed by Barca at €483 million. These two clubs manage the summit of the Spanish club and dominate its gaming arena.

All-white:

Real Madrid is the only team that’s recorded to play the matches in All-white. The team didn’t wear colored batches to identify.

Suspension:

Soo after La Liga was expanded to 12 clubs in 1934, it was suspended in 1936 due to the Spanish war. However the suspension continued till 37, the league was finally restored in 1939.

Eligibility:

The league has convenient rules for the participation of the players. If players that don’t have European ancestry, are entitled to application of the Spanish citizenship after playing for five years in Spain. This does not cover ACP countries.

Conclusion:

Spanish La Liga is one of the most popular sports events in the world. Contested by twenty teams, the league features one of the best teams of the world fighting to reach the top spot. Since its inception, the league has extended its number of teams to 20. The matches start from May and last until August next year. It attracts a wide audience of 6 million and much more from TV viewership.

German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga

Bundesliga is a professional football league in Germany. The league not only lives up to the standards of professionalism but also has one of the highest stadium audiences. Established in 1963, the league is based on 18 teams. The games are attended by more than forty thousand people on any average giving it a particular place among other European football leagues. The seasons are held from August to May and Germany’s primary football competition.

Formation:

Bundesliga was formed in 1963. Before its founding, the German football went through transitions and with loosely formed clubs, but Bundesliga revolutionized the football clubs and sports in such a way that it became synonymous with the game. After the national football team of Germany lost against Yugoslavia, the need to form a football league arose. A year later the league was formed.

Application:

On 24 August 1963, the first games were played. Only 16 teams were selected out of the 47 that applied. The performance of these teams was taken into account and further assessed for the upcoming matches. These teams were the first that played in the league.

Unite:

When the German democratic republic became part of the Federal Republic of Germany, the teams of both sides were merged. The clubs were sorted out and categorized into low tiers and top-tiers. This was the first time that teams from both sides were able to unite and form a single league.

The number of teams:

The league earlier allowed only 16 teams to be part of the even in 1964 but with time the number of teams was extended and following the unification of Germany, it was extended to 18.

Forbes:

Four of the Bundesliga clubs are included in the “most valuable” clubs according to Forbes. The name of which is: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04, and Hamburg SV.

Audience:

Bundesliga attracts a huge amount of football crowd. In 2005-06, the audience of the league consumed 700,000 sausages and 3,000,000 liters of beer at Allianz Arena in Bayern, Munich.

Expectation:

In contrast to the earlier matches of the league, it’s expected to gain more popularity in the US in the next coming years. With more and more, sponsors coming to the game, the overall goodwill of the game is hiking to its new heights.

Salary:

As compared to other leagues, Bundesliga assists the requirements of its players. With the game climbing to its new heights, the player’s salaries vary. On average, they’re played $2.5 million but players like Borussia Dortmund get paid more than that. The figures vary depending upon the position of the player.

Comparison:

The arguments are that compared to La Liga and Premier League, Bundesliga is not hard, but given the professionalism and display of utmost skills, the league has its share of talent and games that can be compared to none. Though still not able to get its cut of the popularity, the league plays an important role in the sports industry. Not just the players but also fans get to enjoy their share of a beautiful game.

Seasons:

The matches continue from May to August, usually played in the afternoons, and necessarily does not have a winter break. Bundesliga logo is produced by Robert Lewandowski, a Polish striker who was inspired by the movements of his football.

Conclusion:

German Bundesliga is one of the reputed football leagues of the world. Though it’s not had its share of its promotion as far as its quality and standard is concerned, it’s second to none. With huge numbers of the audience that keep piling up, the figures and popularity are expected to rise in the coming years.

UK Premier League

UK Premier League

In 1992, teams of a football league resigned and formed what would become Premier league one day. None can contest the popularity of the Football and when it comes to UK Premier League, the event speaks for itself. The Premier league not just draws millions of football fans from across the world but also maintains the highest sports standard. Contested by 20 clubs playing 38 matches each, the seasons have featured 49 different teams from 1992. The event draws huge crowds from within and outside the country generating a hefty amount of revenue. It makes the country a mecca of football.

Inception and number of teams:

The EPL (English Premier League) or the Premier League was formed in May of 1992 when First Division clubs resigned from the Football League and formed the Premier League. The League hosts 20 clubs playing 38 matches. Most of the games are played on Saturday and Sunday Afternoon from August to May. Apart from that, the participating clubs get a huge sum in shares in the Corporation gain of €2.2 Billion.

Audience:

The Premier league sets itself on par with other football leagues of the world. Its position in UEFA coefficients of leagues ranks second. The categorization is based upon the performance of the league against its other European counterparts. The sports event has an overwhelming TV audience of 4.7Billion and its average match attendance in 2018-19 was 38, 181. The event cuts across borders and brings the football fans together to cheer and support their favorite club.

Victory and Participation:

Out of the clubs that have participated in the league since its establishment, 47 of them happen to be English and two Welsh clubs. Only six clubs have managed to win the Premier League i.e Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Blackburn, and Leicester. Manchester United have pulled off the title more than others numbering its win to 13 times. Apart from this, various other clubs participate in the league which develops a tough game for other clubs.

Casino Sponsorship:

Rules and laws that govern casinos differ from country to country. Among the total number of teams, five of them are sponsored by gambling and casino houses. They feature advertisements on their jerseys. Bolton, Sunderland, Swansea City, Wolverhampton, and Aston Villa all are sponsored by various Casino houses or gambling sites.

Salary:

Players are an important element of the team and as long as their requirements are taken into account, their performance on the field can be appreciative. On an average team spend on their players a whopping amount of $115 million for one year and among all others, Chelsea offers much more than New York Yankees. $ 286 ought to give it a different place among the preference of players. Chelsea is currently the highest paying club as of now.

Name:

The premier league hasn’t been Premier all the time. It’s gone through quite a transition since the time it came to be. Barclaycard Premiership became its name in 2001 and the name had its transformation in 2004 as Barclays Premiership, but before the name could get stuck, it was again changed to Barclays Premier League in 2007. Over the years, the name has found its way and it’s now called as UK Premier League or English Premier league outside of UK.

Ownership:

The league acts like a corporation and every club out of the 20 clubs is a shareholder. The decision to alter rules and introduce new measures in the league are not initiated until every member club gets to put forward their vote.

 

Conclusion:

UK premier league draws millions of football fans to the event and glues billions to their TV sets. It is currently the most popular sports event in the world. It features 20 clubs contesting each other to win the ultimate prize and head home with a smile. Though many of the teams are based out of London, other teams are not naive either. Highly-skilled players and world-class athletes compete with each other and represent their respective clubs that not just elevate their position in the audience but also entails the football fans to have immemorable gaming experience. So if you see people glued to their Television sets during the league, its that they can’t help.

Football at the Olympics

Football at the Olympics

Football is a rare sport at the Olympics. Frankly, Olympics are not known for football events but with the time and popularity of the sport, narratives have shifted and its gained quite a place at least in the corridors of the decision committee. Football was introduced as an exhibition sport in the Olympics in 1904 and since then its been held at every Olympic game. Except for the Olympics of 1932, Football has held its space in the games. The last football game of the Olympics was won by Brazil in 2016.

Exhibition:

When the Olympics were first introduced in 1896, football didn’t make it on the list. The game was introduced in1904 as an exhibition sport. Though there certain attempts to include the game much earlier but the attempts triumphed on after four years and made it into an exhibition sports only in 1904.

Women’s football team:

The male teams dominated scenes of Olympics football until 1996 when the first women football team was introduced. The first cup was won by the United States and had no age bar on the players.

Professionalism:

When football was first introduced in the Olympics it acted as an exhibition like boxing but with time, it eventually made its space and in 1984, Olympics Federation allowed the countries to pick up professional players to represent the country. This transformed the sport in the Olympics and changed it from its amateur position to more professional.

Drop:

The game was temporarily dropped from the 1932 Olympics. The games were held in Los Angeles and with exception to all football, all other games were allowed.

Selection:

The selection of the players varied from their country of origin. Countries from Asia, Africa, and Oceania were free to choose players but the rule didn’t apply to the countries from Europe and South-America who were allowed to only choose players who had never been to the world cup.

 

Home advantage:

No Olympic team ahs managed to win on their home turf. Ever since the American team pulled off its win in 1996, no other team has scored a win on their home field.

Brazil:

The country is synonymous with football but shockingly it has never won gold in Olympic football. It only managed to get a silver in 1996.

Great Britain and the USA:

Football was first launched in 1900. Though in its infancy and as an exhibition, Great Britain scored the first gold. The USA holds the record of a maximum number of medals, winning thrice, runner-ups twice and bagged a single third place.

The last European country:

Among the European countries, Spain was the last European country to win the Olympic football in 1992 when they beat Poland in a final match at Nou Camp.

Comparison:

The organizers of the Olympic games make sure that Olympic football doesn’t overshadow the mainstream football. The age requirements for the participation in the game are all players being under the age of 23 except 3 players who are allowed to be above the prescribed age.

Asian teams:

Among the Asian teams, Japan happens to be on the top. The team managed a feat when they ended up in third place in 1968 games. Furthermore, the Olympic games were not held in the year of 1916.

Prize money:

Olympics are known for their hype. From Javelin throw to football, the games are loaded with fun where players from all around the world compete with each other. A UK gold medallist is provided an amount of USD 36,000 to train. Likewise, a Silver stands at $22,000 and Bronze with USD 15000. Above all, the honor that is attached to the victory not just elevates the player’s image but also brings glory for the nation he plays for.

Conclusion:

2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Japan. The event will start on 24 July and end on 9 August. Japan has held the games three times before, in 1964, 72 and 98. The new Olympic games might see the introduction of five new sports i.e baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding.

UEFA Euro 2020

UEFA Euro 2020

UEFA European Football Championship was founded in 1958 and hold events every four years in Europe. Earlier known as the European nations cup, the championship changed its name to UEFA in 1968. The event attracts the attention of millions of football fans across the globe and has a reputation of its own in comparison to other sports events of its like. Excluding the host team, all the teams are required to compete in a qualifying match. Earlier expanded to only 8 teams, UEFA became the first to have 24 teams in its finals.

Event:

In the summer of 2020, the championship will complete its 60th year of inception. Stretching across 12 cities of 12 host nations, about 51 matches will be played in a matter of 31 days. These cities include Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, and Saint Petersburg.

Qualification:

All teams except the host are needed to qualify for the Euros. 55 of the UEFA members compete for the 24 spots in the tournament. The qualification matches started in March 2019 and end by March 2020. The qualification process gives Euro its needed and final competing teams.

London stadium:

Wembley Stadium in London will host seven matches in Euros attracting ten of thousands of football fans. These matches include three group stage matches, one last-16 match, both semi-finals and the showpiece final from 12 June to 12 July. The stadium is expected to host a huge influx of football crowd of 600,000.

Previous wins:

The Euro cup attracts millions of viewers across the world. In 2012 alone its final was watched by an audience of 300 million making it second to FIFA world cup. The recent championship was hosted by France in 2016. It was won by Portugal managing a score of 1-0 against the host team. Only ten teams hold the championship titles,  Germany and Spain each have won three titles, France has two titles, and Soviet Union, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, Denmark, Greece, and Portugal

Spain:

Apart from all the ten teams that have a single title to their name from the 15 championships, Spain is the only team that has two consecutive wins in 2008 and 2012. Spain can become one of the successful teams in Euro 2020.

Trophy:

Every winning team is awarded a trophy. This trophy has a history of its own. Before the first trophy could be held in 1960,  Henri Delaunay, first General Secretary of UEFA who proposed the idea of a European championship died in 1955. The trophy is that’s awarded to the winning team is named after Henri Delaunay and is called Henri Delaunay trophy. However, the trophy has gone through remodeling and the new trophy weighs around 8 kilograms.

4 teams-24:

During the infancy of the Championship in the 1980’s, only four teams qualified but in 1996 it expanded to 16 teams making it easier for the European nations to qualify for the cup. After the expansion of countries and the establishment of various clubs, the need to increase the participating teams arose and finally in 2016, it was extended to 24. The qualifying teams, as well as host teams, have to qualify for their position, unlike the older times when the selection was automatic in various cases.

Final venue:

The finals of the tournament will be held in London. Wembley Stadium will host the final match of UEFA and it also happens to be the home place of the English team.

Conclusion:

When it comes to football, the craze takes on a new level. It’s a whole new world. We can establish that none other sport has emotional hype as compared to football. Euros 2020 is going to be hosted across 12 cities in 12 countries making it one of the most happening events of the sports industry. Billions of people glued to their screens and millions cheering are what makes football not just a sport but a faith itself. Apart from that, the winner of the tournament will earn a hefty sum of €34 million. The event will be full of athletic skills, adrenaline shots and a whole lot of entertainment, and if you’re guessing who might win, you never know.

UEFA Champions League

UEFA Champions League

The first cup took place in 1955. It’s the yearly football competition organized Union of European Football Associations which hosts 32 teams in the group stage. Considered to be one of the most prestigious football tournaments in the sports industry, the event attracts an overwhelming crowd across Europe as well as football fans across the globe. The final event of 2012-13 had the highest Tv ratings with 300 million viewers. The championship begins in late June with three qualifying rounds and a play-off round, all played over two legs.

Real Madrid:

Real Madrid has managed to pull of the title 13 times and since its inception in 1955, only 22 clubs have won the tournament. Alone in the 1950s, the club won five consecutive championships elevating the goodwill of the club among the football audience. Madrid happens to be the richest football club in the world and was awarded the FIFA Order of merit in 2004 for its contribution to the sports field.

Anthem:

Football is a game that brings people together, whether it’s the players or the audience. It has the caliber to create an atmosphere of coherence. Champions League has its anthem that’s played before the matches are started. Written by Tony Britten, the chorus of the official anthem is in French, German and English.

Participation:

The championship has limited spots. 79 teams from 54 members of UEFA will be competing with each other to qualify for the 32 final teams. Countries like Spain, Germany, Italy, and France happen to be the top-ranking teams of the tournament, but also other teams will train to replace the champions from their spot.

Ban on English clubs:

The grim incident happened in 1985. On May 29 a group of English fans charged at the Italian fans resulting in complete chaos and a stampede like situation. Before a match between an English club (Liverpool) and an Italian club (Juventus) could start, the English fans broke down the fence between the two fan flocks. The result of this caused the Juventus fans to fall back onto a terrace and the wall collapsed which caused the death of 39 people and around 500 injuries. It’s uncertain as to what caused the start but those responsible were prosecuted and English clubs were banned for a period of five years.

Fastest goal:

The tournament has the credit of having the fastest goal to its account. A Dutch player, Roy Makkay scored the fastest goal ever recorded in the tournament in 10.12 seconds for Bayern Munich.

Badge of honor:

Any club that manages to win five championship titles or 3 in a row is entitled to the UEFA badge of honor. Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Bayern, Liverpool, and Ajax include the recipients of the badge of honor. The badge is simply stitched on their uniforms and shows the number of times they have won the trophy.

Audience:

The event is the most-watched sports event in the field. The finals in 2012-13 were aired across 200 countries with a TV audience of around 360 million. This makes the event a marvel of its own where it cuts across the different boundaries and unites the world by spirit.

Trophy:

The UEFA keeps the original trophy to itself and the teams who won are entitled to a full-sized replica. This replica can be held by any team that musters up the skill to manage a win three or five times in a row. The trophy weighs around 7.5kgs.

Conclusion:

The championship begins in late June where 79 teams from 54 UEFA members contest for the final spot of 32 teams. Countries like France, Italy, and Germany sit on the top spots, but given the unprecedented nature of the game, small clubs can, however, replace the spot. The UEFA is held every year that draws crowds from diverse backgrounds and glues them together by football. Not only that, the matches are packed with people where the show of sportsmanship and skillful players take the lead of the match. From the chanting of fans to the shots of adrenaline that pumps in the bodies of athletes, the UEFA 2020 is destined to make and break new records this year.

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