Football is the most popular sport in the world today. The game cuts across generations, races and social strata. This is one of the cheapest ways to train and have fun with family, friends and even enemies. Today we want to see the other side of the game. We want to focus on the dirty side of the game. Look at some football secrets that will likely change you forever.
5. Corruption in English football
Football match management is a story related to the Italian Calciopoli scandal in 2006. South American soccer also suffers from the same problem. English football, however, remains "clean". The truth is that there are dirty tricks in English football. In fact, BBC Panorama was investigated after the A and B series scandals, and they found disturbing information. Former QPR chief Ian Halloway is one of the few who acknowledged there were bribery problems in the English match. In 2016, FA Big Sam must be released less than three months after his appointment. The reason is simple: tapped to talk about bribery, to influence players and play games.
4. Messi height was medically induced
Lionel Messi won five Ballon d'Or awards. The Argentine helped Barcelona get four crowns from the UEFA Champions League, eight crowns from La Liga and other individual and team awards. However, this is only part of the story. The secret is that Messi was little when he signed a contract with the Catalan giant at the age of 14. The most popular story is how he signed his first napkin contract. The truth is that Barcelona only signed Messi because they agreed to give him a growth hormone drug for $ 900. Human growth hormone is actually prohibited in many sports, but doctors recommend that the child grow up. All clubs in Argentina cannot afford to pay monthly drug fees. That was an important factor when he came to Barca La Masia.
3. Football temporarily paused WW1
Football stopped World War I in 1914 when British, French and German troops cooled the battle to play a beautiful game. The soldiers really enjoyed the game and even hugged each other after the match, but we all know that the battle lasted until November 11, 1918.
2. Andres Escobar Saldarriaga - Colombia
The late Andres Escobar Saldarriaga is an outstanding Colombian defender who plays for Atletico Nacional, BSS Young Boys and of course the national team. The center back was one of the best in his time, but an own goal at the 1994 World Cup ended his life. That is what happened, half scoring a valuable own goal against the United States, which led to their elimination. Fans at home were so angry with him that he was shot in front of a nightclub ten days later. It was a tragedy and we will never forget it.
1. Pablo Escobar and Colombian football
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria doesn't need an introduction. For those who might not know him, Pablo Escobar is a drug king and Colombian drug terrorist. The man is considered the richest villain in history. It cost $ 30 billion in the 1990s. According to reliable sources, he sent 80% of cocaine to the United States during the prime minister's term. The reason we talk about him is the Colombian national team. Escobar is a villain, but he likes football. In fact, he used a lot of money to build a soccer field and fund clubs in all slums in the country. Because of its investment, the world now enjoys Falcao, Rodriguez, Quadrado, Baca, Martinez and Zuniga. In 1993, Escobar was shot by police for increasing crime and the drug business. The US government is believed to be behind the killing because this is its main target for drug trafficking. The famous drug lord was so rich that he offered to pay off Colombia's foreign debt so that it would not be handed over to the United States.
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