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Super Bowl Vs. Champions League: Which Esteemed Competition Is More Difficult To Win?

With Super Bowl Sunday approaching and the UEFA Champions League knockout stage just around the corner, it's time to make a definitive comparison of two of the most popular sporting competitions in the world.

Using advanced analysis, statistical comparison and cross-sport know-how, we will determine once and for all which competition is more difficult to win: the UEFA Champions League or the National Football League's Super Bowl.

The Soccer Stars That Didn’t Get A Team In The Winter Market

The first day of February was the closing day of the transfer window in Europe. Due to the worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus that strongly affects the economy of the clubs, the market was more austere than other years. Among many stories produced, one revolves around the outstanding soccer players who finished their contracts with their clubs and did not sign again, remaining free agents. 

The18 has compiled a list of who they are and what their respective situations are with a view to a 2021 that is already underway.

How To Watch The 2020 Club World Cup In 2021

The 2020 Club World Cup kicks off Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, because that’s how sports work these days. Seven matches will be played over eight days in Qatar in a tournament that pits the club champions from each FIFA confederation, including Bayern Munich, Tigres and Palmeiras. If you’re wondering how to watch Club World Cup 2020 (in 2021), you’ve come to the right place.

The18's 5-Minute Winter Transfer Window Round-Up

According to Transfermarkt, 11,148 transfers were officially made between January 1 and February 1, with the transfer fees totalling a little over $600 million.

While significantly less than the 18,488 transfers worth $1.6 billion that occurred last January, it's still a lot to take in.

But we've made it easy for you.

Here's The18's five-minute guide to the most important transfers of this year's winter window:

Winter Transfers 2021

Five Most Expensive

1. Sébastien Haller (West Ham → Ajax)

This Goalkeeper Scored Goals From Free Kicks In 3 Consecutive Games

A historic event took place in a game between Boca Juniors de Cali (not the Argentinian one) and Valledupar FC, a match played on Matchday 3 of Colombia's Primera B. 

This event is about Nelson Ramos, who became the first goalkeeper in the history of professional soccer to score goals from free kicks in three consecutive matches in official competitions.

January 17, 2021: Boca Juniors 1-1 Atlético FC. Goal by Nelson Ramos. Minute 35.

Americans In Europe: Every Transfer, Loan And Move On Deadline Day

There’s nothing quite like the madness of transfer Deadline Day. Top European clubs rushing to get last-minute deals done creates an exhilarating 24-hour news cycle. In the latest winter transfer window, European clubs invested their stock in USMNT transfers.

Here’s a list of every transfer, loan or signing in Europe from Deadline Day that involved a USMNT player. 

The Stories Behind The Most Unique Club Nicknames In Soccer

It's Super Bowl week, which means it's that time of the year when you learn way too much information about two teams that you don't really care about (what don't we know about Tom Brady as this point?). 

How about learning a digestible amount of interesting information about some teams that you still probably don't care about — at least not yet. Because after you're done reading about some very unusual nicknames, you'll undoubtedly fall in love with one or more of these somewhat obscure soccer clubs.

Palmeiras Vs. Santos: Copa Libertadores Final Preview

This Saturday, Palmeiras and Santos will play the final of the 2020 Copa Libertadores, ultimately deciding which Conmebol representative plays in the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar. This will be a final in which both teams are from Brazil, a situation not seen since 2006 when Internacional and Sao Paulo disputed the title.

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