Since the amalgamation of Norther and Southern protectorates into Nigeria in 1914, many countries have come into existence and disintegrated after that. Some into more than ten. Yugoslavia became a country in 1922 until late 1980s to early 1990s and has since split into 7 other smaller Nations.
In international football, it is very unlikely for a football player to represent different countries at different editions of a tournament. This is very much possible in club football, for example, Clarence Seedorf won the UEFA Champions League with three different clubs- Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan.
David Hundeyin Speaks Again, Relates Nigeria to Yugoslavia, A Country that Split Into Many Republics
For the past few days, David Hundeyin, a freelance Journalist, has been trending on social media over the revelation he made about the extremist view of the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami.Many Nigerians have been calling for the resignation or sack of Pantami over statement in made in the past supporting terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda and Taliban.
Humiliating defeats are one of the numerous things which makes the game of football interesting. It reoccurs in almost every football tournament from club football down to international football and the UEFA European Football Championship simply known as the Euros is not left out. Over the years, some teams have been completely humiliated in the Euros.
It has never happened in the history of the world for people who do not tolerate one another to co-exist without conflicts.Most of the people or nations with either ethno-religious crisis or inter-ethnic disagreement, like Yugoslavia, Eritrea or Sudan were in armed conflicts before disintegrated.
Dejan Stankovic is regarded as one of the most respected midfielders in the history of Inter Milan. The former Lazio star won a few trophies during his professional football career. He also has a very good reputation in international football. This is due to the fact that he is the only football star who has represented three different countries at the FIFA World Cup.
Nigeria will not be easily divided as some individuals are thinking, it is true that some countries like USSR, Yugoslavia Czechoslovakia and others later got disintegrated and from their ashes emerged new republics such as Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Litvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Moldova, Georgia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia,
The 1958 Munich air disaster was no doubt the darkest day in the history of Manchester United. Images credit: Manutd.com The event occurred on 6th February at exactly 15:04 O' clock, the team had been traveling back from Yugoslavia following a European cup tie against Red Star Belgrade when their aircraft stopped at Germany to refuel.
Many would argue that Pele is the greatest footballer of all time while some will say it's Diego Maradona or Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. The debate never seems to stop, because everyone has a player they think he's better than everyone else's. Pele is considered one of the greatest players of all time, and his contribution to football is immense.
Below are countries that were divided in recent years. Eritrea seperated from Ethiopia (1993) In 1961, Eritrea sparked a bloody war which lasted until 1991, when the Eritrean rebels finally claimed victory. Montenegro, Bosina and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Kosovo and Serbia seperated from Yugoslavia
29 years ago, something historic and remarkable happened in the world of football. A team that failed to qualify for an European tournament eventually won the trophy. Who is this team and how did they do it? In the build up to Euro 1992 in Sweden, Denmark was unable to qualify for the championship after finishing behind Yugoslavia in their qualifying group.
The EURO 2020 came to an end with Italy raising the cup 53 years after raising a European Cup for the first time. The match ended in a penalty shoot out where Italy scored 3 penalties and England scored just 2. Some records were set in former editions of the Continental tournament and were expected to be broken this year, but could not be broken.
The content of this article is about some of the best UEFA Euro moments in history. 1. Greece shock the world: Going into Euro 2004, Greece we're 80-1 outsider to win the tournament. They were a defensive team, but clinical in front of goal.
There appears to be something remarkable about Euro 2020 quarter-finalist, Denmark. Since the tragic incident on their opening game of the tournament against Finland in which star player Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest, the team seems to have galvanized themselves even in the midst of adversity.
With less than 24 hours to the starts of the 2020 Euros, football fans can't wait to witness the ecstasy of the competition. Star players from Europe's top five leagues will be representing their country as they hope to lift the trophy. Since the inception of the European competition, many records have been set by top players and many have been broken.
The game between Croatia vs Spain which ended 3-5, is now the second highest goal scoring match in the European Championship, the first is between France vs Yugoslavia which Yugoslavia won 5-4 in 1960. Denmark were the first team in European Championship history to score 4 in back-to-back games, Spain are now the first team to score 5 goals in back-to-back games.
Germany is the only country to have reached the European Championship semi-finals eight times. However, these eight semi-finals resulted in three competition titles. Spain has only appeared in five European Championship semi-finals. They have won three titles in the tournament's history. They will play Italy tonight.
Didier Drogba was brought forth into the world in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, and at the age of 5, he was despatched to France by his mother and father to stay together along with his uncle who is also an expert footballer.
Femi Fani Kayode have recently issued a stern warning to the Nigerian security chiefs, over how they behave, after a military General from Serbia was convicted in court. General Ratko Mladic, led the Republika Srpska, VRS, during the war in Yugoslav and he was recently convicted of war crimes by the International Criminal Court, ICC.
Belgium Denmark Finland Russia Need to know Belgium finished as runners-up in Euro 80, losing to West Germany in the final. Denmark shocked the football world in 1992 when they replaced Yugoslavia in the tournament and won the whole thing. Finland have qualified for the first international tournament in their history.