More than any other sporting event, the World Cup captures the imagination through unforgettable moments: goals that make you leap out of your seat in celebration, anger or confusion. The best World Cup goals are those you remember years later, if not decades.
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No one can argue that 2020 has been an awful year that we all want to put behind us. But before we look ahead 2021, we have to take a minute to appreciate how sports have provided something resembling normality in recent months.
Considering the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been incredibly lucky to have soccer leagues playing regularly since June.
The Manchester United crest is a symbol recognized around the world. Here’s a look at its evolution.
Founded in 1878, the club was originally called “Newton Heath L&YR F.C.” and their colors were yellow and green.
The team was created by the department of railway depots and the players were railroad workers.
In 1902 the club was officially renamed “Manchester United.”
Their new crest was taken from the Manchester coat of arms.
By the 1940’s the logo we know today began to take shape.
The center shield featured a ship and a devil.
Over the decades since the first edition was released, EA Sports has crafted the FIFA series into the most realistic soccer video game available. The accuracy with which players are recreated in game highlights the age-old EA Sports motto: “If it’s in the game; it’s in the game.”
With the Laws of the Game going back nearly 160 years, it’s interesting to look at the ways in which things have been codified, historicized and transposed. One particular offshoot has been the use of stars above team crests. What are the stars above football badges? On the one hand, the answer is exceptionally simple, but like I said, we’ve had some interesting developments and deployments over the years.
Due to the scheduling havoc wreaked by COVID-19 and the resulting extension of the 2019-20 season, the summer transfer was extended until Oct. 5, but when does the January transfer window 2021 open? It’s been a wild ride, but some semblance of normality has returned to European football with the January transfer window set to open on Saturday, Jan. 2 and close on Monday, Feb. 1.
Has the January transfer window changed?