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Football secrets you’ll be surprised to know

Probably one of the most well known sports in the world, football has got some secrets that you probably haven’t heard of before.

Pablo Escobar

Yup, we’re aware that he’s a Colombian drug lord and one of the wealthiest criminals ever but did you know that he invested a lot of money to construct football pitches in Colombia. Not just that, he also funded poor neighbourhood clubs throughout the country!

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Lionel Messi

Everybody knows about Messi’s health condition and how Barcelona helped him to overcome it. But do you know that human growth hormones are actually illegal? But since Barcelona were willing to pay for the drugs at a cost of around RM3722 on a monthly basis, doctors agreed to supply it for the boy to grow taller.

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Football can really bring people together and that has been proven since 1914 (probably earlier) when World War One was temporarily paused because the British, French and German decided to play football together. The war resumed the very next day till 1918.

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Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga

Andres is a Colombian footballer who played for Atlético Nacional, BSC Young Boys, and of course the national team. He was murdered outside a nightclub because fans were furious with him for netting an own goal during a match between Colombia and USA.

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