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#9515.10.18

A day inside Benfica's academy, the production line of European football!

Benfica are drenched in history, rich in traditions, distinctive in culture and unique with their philosophy. With multiple years’ experience at the Lisbon based side, it is important to Benfica that those people working with their youths possess a deep connection to the club and are ingrained within it. A relationship that has been built over time, this longevity creates a special chemistry and spirit amongst the staff which goes beyond the pitch. All of this knowledge is immediately passed onto their young players so they can recognise the size of the opportunity they have been afforded and can truly come to understand what representing Benfica stands for.

Blog17.09.18

The story of the "Iranian lightning" that lived in a bubble

The story of the "Iranian lightning" that lived in a bubble

Pezhmans Pars, @IranskfotbollHe has been nicknamed "The Lightning" and "Iran's Next Star", calling himself a national team player, has a fan of over 80,000 followers at Instagram and baffles his love for "his club" Esteghlal in each and every post. This is the story of the guy from the Stockholm suburb Täby who has not played a single professional game in his life, yet made a hype about being a Swedish talent with an international career. How did it all happen?

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Blog10.09.18

The Changed Perceptions of Iranian Football

The Changed Perceptions of Iranian Football

Sina Sadrzadeh I @IranFootyThink of Iranian players that played at the elite level of European Football and it’s difficult to name more than half a dozen. Perhaps you’re thinking of names such as Ali Daei, Javad Nekounam and Ali Karimi. Although they all played at the top European levels, they were already late into their careers when they moved with little time to develop before they hit the wrong side of 30. The one rarity was a young Mehdi Mahdavikia, where his sheer talent earned him a move to the Bundesliga in his early twenties and saw him develop into a great player. Fast forward to this summer’s transfer and you witness headlines of young Iranian players subject to bidding wars from top European Teams.

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Blog28.06.18

The Group of Death? No, this was the Group of Life

The Group of Death? No, this was the Group of Life

“I’ve never, in all my career, seen players deliver so much after receiving so little as I have with these Iran boys.” This is what Carlos Queiroz said this in a beautifully insightful interview with GQ Magazine published two days before Iran kicked off their World Cup campaign with a win against Morocco.

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Blog23.06.18

The dream doesn't end for Iran

The dream doesn't end for Iran

“Maybe we do not have Iniesta or Ronaldo, but we do have a big heart for a bigger dream!”Today, Iran faced arguably the best national team in the world with the likes of superstars Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique, and Isco just to mention a few; however, Carlos Queiroz’s men showed the world that despite Spain’s world class squad, they have a bigger heart and are in search of an even bigger dream.

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