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23 November 1960 – It Was A Terrific Run While It Lasted

On 23 November 1960, Real Madrid were eliminated from the European Cup for the first time in history. By rivals Barcelona. Real Madrid had won all five previous tournaments starting with the 1954-55 edition. Barcelona, meanwhile, had, to that point, participated only once, getting eliminated by Real Madrid in the semi-finals the previous season. They ...

22 November 1967 – Make Your Own “Irish Famine” Joke

On 22 November 1967, Ireland beat Czechoslovakia in a European qualifier. It was their last win for almost five years. Played in Prague, the match was the last one in the qualifying group, with only the top finisher advancing to the quarterfinals. Ireland were already eliminated but were hoping to play the role of spoiler for the hosts, who started ...

20 November 1957 – Ajax Goes European

On 20 November 1957, Ajax made their first European Cup appearance, beating East Germany's SC Wismut in the Round of 16. They later went on to win the competition four times, including three straight titles from 1971 to 1973. Ajax failed to qualify for the first two European Cups, but made it into the 1957-58 tournament by winning the Eredivisie the ...

20 November 1957 – Ajax Goes European

On 20 November 1957, Ajax made their first European Cup appearance, beating East Germany's SC Wismut in the Round of 16. They later went on to win the competition four times, including three straight titles from 1971 to 1973. Ajax failed to qualify for the first two European Cups, but made it into the 1957-58 tournament by winning the Eredivisie the ...

Nicole Rajicova

Slovakian Figure SkaterFactfile: Name: Nicole RajicovaNationality: SlovakiaBirthdate : 13 August 1995Place of Birth:  New York, USASport: Ice SkatingHeight: 1m63cm  (5'4)Although American born, Nicole competes for Slovakia, the nation of her parents, who had moved to the USA. Nicole also uses the more Anglicised verison of her name ...

Alysia Rissling

Canadian BobsledderFactfileName: Alysia RisslingNationality: CanadianDate of Birth: 16 November 1988Place of Birth: Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaSport: BobsleighHeight: 1m80cm (5'10)Alysia is a Canadian Bobsledder. She is gunning for Olympic qualification but faces stiff competiton within Canada to be named Pilot of one of their Olympic sleds, with Kaillie ...
masina de spalat

Ghid practic: cum alegi o masina de spalat buna?

Oricat de mult ne-am dori asta, nu putem scapa de rufele murdare. Masina de spalat e solutia, insa cautam adesea caracteristici care se cam bat cap in cap: un pret cat mai redus, performante deosebite si o rezistenta in timp care sa asigure utilizare pe durata indelungata, fara probleme. Unii vor incepe sa se ingrijoreze probabil in momentul in care ...

Justine Dufour-Lapoint

Canadian freestyle SkierFactfileName: Justine Dufour-LapointeNationality: CanadianDate of Birth: 25 March 1994Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, CanadaSport: SkiingHeight: 1m63cm (5'4)A freestyle skier, Justine specialises in the Moguls. She is the reigning Olympic champion, winning Gold in Sochi in 2014, and looking to defend her title next year in ...

18 November 2011 – An Apology Is Better Than Nothing (But Not By Much)

On 18 November 2011, Sepp Blatter apologized for remarks he made earlier in the week about racism in football. It was the latest in a series of events over the course of a difficult year for the FIFA president.No stranger to controversy, Blatter had previously provoked strong reactions for several statements, including his opinion that women's football ...

17 November 1993 – A Bulgarian Brace Beats Les Bleus

On 17 November 1993, a very late goal helped Bulgaria upset France in a World Cup qualifier in Paris to earn their place in the tournament and eliminate the hosts. It was the last match of their qualification group. Sweden had already secured the top spot, leaving only one more ticket to the World Cup up for grabs. France started the day in second, ...

16 November 1974 – All Hail The Ginger Prince

On 16 November 1974, Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes was born in Salford. Currently in his 20th season at Old Trafford, he has made over 700 appearances for the club.He joined United as a youth player in 1991, then joined the first team for the 1993-94 season, but did not appear in a competitive match until the following season. By September ...

15 November 2009 – In His Defense, He Never Actually Said What “It” Was

On 15 November 2009, FIFA issued a two-month ban to Diego Maradona and fined him £15,000 as the result of a press conference he gave the previous month.After taking over as manager of the Argentinian national team in 2008, the former star midfielder guided them through a difficult qualification campaign for the 2010 World Cup that included a 6-1 defeat ...

14 November 1990 – It Didn’t Get Much Better From There

On 14 November 1990, San Marino played their first FIFA-sanctioned international, losing 0-4 to Switzerland in a European qualifier.San Marino's national team dates back to 1986, but they did not join FIFA until four years later, just in time to participate in qualification for Euro 1992. They hosted their first qualifier at the Stadio Olimpico in Serravale ...

13 November 1982 – Being First Isn’t Always Best

On 13 November 1982, Real Madrid won the first Supercopa de España match, beating Real Sociedad 1-0. Unfortunately for them, it was only the first of two legs.The winners of the league and Copa del Rey had met in previous competitions over the years, most notably the Copa Eva Duarte, which had been played from 1947 to 1953. But that was the last time ...
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