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Have You Ever Played Footballtennis?

Listen here Footballtennis, also known as futnet, is a ball game. It is played in a court which is divided by a net with two opposing teams. One, two or three players on a team try to score a point by hitting the ball and making it bounce in the opponent's area. This sport originated in the former Czechoslovakia in 1920. Is this sport played…
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The World’s First Knitted Football Boots by Adidas

Listen here Adidas has introduced every footballer's dream, a boot that combines comfort and responsiveness of playing barefoot. The Adidas Samba Primeknit is the first football boot which has its upper knitted from heal to toe. The one-piece knitted upper is designed to be produced without any wastage of material, thus making the boot a most…
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Was It a Foul?

Listen here It is estimated that there may have been a billion viewers watching the 20th FIFA World Cup opening match between the home team of Brazil and…
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How to Speak Football (International)

In the lead-up to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Kaplan International English has provided us with an all-star line-up of important words related to "the beautiful game". In the spirit of friendship and fair play the infographic below features football vocabulary in several languages. Meanwhile, over on Kaplan's blog you discover more about the…
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Do You Speak Football? (Colombia)

The Colombians return this year to the World Cup after a 16-year absence. What’s more, they come into the tournament as one of top teams; Colombia is presently ranked fourth by FIFA. Colombia will have its group matches against Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan. Kaplan International English en español highlights the top players representing Colombia in…
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Do You Speak Football?” (English and Polish)

Poland has fared well in international football competitions. In 1974, the Poles finished third in the World Cup – which was held in what was then West Germany. Polish striker Grzegorz Lato was the top scorer in the tournament with seven goals and thus was awarded the Golden Boot award. Kaplan International English – Polska offers a wide array of…
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Parlez-Vous Football?

Despite a disappointing tournament in 2010, the French usually present a tough challenge for their opponents during the quadrennial event. Led by such stars as Zinedine Zidane and Fabien Barthez, France won the World Cup at home in 1998 and lost in the final to Italy in 2006. Will Les Bleus make up for the performance in South Africa this year?…
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2014 Winter Olympics – Sports

Listen here Alpine Skiing Biathlon Bobsleigh Cross Country Skiing Curling Figure Skating Free Style Skiing Ice Hockey Luge Nordic Combined Short Track Speed Skating Skeleton Ski Jumping Snowboard Speed Skating Read by John Edwin Skelton.
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