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WHEN CALCIO RULED THE WORLD: ENZO SCIFO
In the late 1980’s through to the early 1990’s, Enzo Scifo was one of the best midfielders in Europe. In an era when the world was littered with top class talent in midfield, Scifo stood out time and again.
After taking Belgium and Anderlecht by storm, there was little surprise that a move abroad was on the cards. His reputation was enhanced when he had a memorable World Cup in Mexico as Belgium reached the semi finals.
When the call from Italy and the Nerazzurri came, Scifo answered it with gusto, however, his time with Inter proved unsuccessful and after 28 appearances and only four goals the little Belgian was moved on to Bordeaux.
He returned to Italy for the 1990 World Cup and produced some breath taking displays including scoring one of the goals of the tournament in Verona against Uruguay.
This promoted a return to the peninsula, this time plying his trade with a successful Torino side. Enzo certainly proved a point to Serie A, showing that he had the ability to make the grade in what was then the best league in the world by some distance.
From 1991-93 he scored 16 goals in 62 appearances and won the Coppa Italia as well as finishing runner up in the 1992 UEFA Cup Final.
His blistering shot and quick feet were now evident once again for the world to see. His range of passing was and his ability to pick out the front men all insured that his come back was a
When Calcio ruled the world Enzo Scifo was proving a point
The show has cast a spotlight on a huge collection of leagues this season – La Liga, Serie A, MLS and even the top tiers in Afghanistan and Mongolia. This week, we finally uncork our coverage of Ligue 1 by getting a full lowdown from French football expert, AFR contributor and French Football Weekly editor Andrew Gibney. We’ll find out the latest on the hooliganism that recently blighted the league, salivate over Zlatan, hail the unexpected brilliance of Lille and try to make sense of the zero to hero national team.
The show’s main debate circles around an increasingly beleaguered Jose Mourinho – is ‘The Special One’ no longer special? Read AFR writer Nicol Hay’s fantastic article to find the spark of the discussion. We’ll also be profiling the dramatic rise of 21-year-old Basle centre-back Fabian Schär – from Swiss banker to one of the most promising defenders in Europe in the space of three years. And if you want to hear all about a very unlikely candidate for the most competitive league on the planet, this is the show to tune in to.
The most remarkable #whereisfootball photo to be captured in the last seven days was by friend of AFR and stellar football photographer Ryu Voelkel. He snapped one of the most enduring pictures to be taken from the unforgettable World Cup playoff duel between Sweden and Portugal.
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