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Van Basten critical of Neymar's World Cup theatrics

4 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Neymar's play-acting at the World Cup made him the butt of plenty of jokes, and also earned the Brazil striker some criticism from FIFA technical director Marco van Basten. Van Basten, himself one of greatest forwards in the history of the game, said Thursday diving and faking injury is “not a good attitude” and works against Neymar and his team. Van Basten was asked about Neymar's theatrics at a briefing with experts appointed by FIFA to analyze tactics and technical trends at the 64-game tournament.
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The FIFA World Cup: How this iconic trophy is made

4 days ago   |   By ESPN FC

In Paderno Dugnano, a little city in Milan's suburbs, is a pink-walled factory that blends in among the many others. Such a seemingly nondescript place is where sporting glory comes to life.  Despite Italy not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, the country will still be represented in the form of the iconic trophy. 
GDE Bertoni started as a small shop in Milan's city center in the early 1900s and would eventually become the pre-eminent creator and manufacturer of cups, medals and trophies...
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