The origin of the football rivalry between Argentina and Brazil can be set long before the sport had became so popular in both countries. During the colonization of the Americas, Spain and Portugal often fought each other to gain control over vast portions of land, specially around the strategic Río de la Plata. As far as the years of the independence of both countries, when a year long war ended with the Treaty of Montevideo that gave Uruguay its independence. ...more on Wikipedia about "Argentina and Brazil football rivalry"
The Argentina and England national football teams have shared a fierce rivalry for many years, and matches between the two teams often have a particularly competitive and sometimes bellicose edge. It is unusual in that it is an intercontinental rivalry; typically, footballing rivalries exist between countries that are close to one another (for example Germany– Holland or Argentina–Brazil). Argentina is regarded in England as one of the fiercest rivals of the English football team, along with such rivals as Scotland and Germany; the rivalry is also keenly felt in Argentina with the fixture commonly described as a clasico. Although the rivalry originates from a match at the , it was particularly exacerbated by a non-footballing event, the 1982 Falklands War between the two nations, and has been propagated by various controversial or notable incidents in subsequent matches, for instance the infamous " Hand of God" incident during the . ...more on Wikipedia about "Argentina and England football rivalry"
The Atlantic Cup is the trophy awarded to the winner of the regular-season series between Major League Soccer rivals D.C. United and the MetroStars. Since the trophy was initiated for the 2002 season, D.C. United has won three out of four Atlantic Cups. ...more on Wikipedia about "Atlantic Cup"
Clásico Regiomontano is the soccer derby of the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, in which both city teams, Club de Fútbol Monterrey and Tigres UANL, compete for bragging rights and city honour. This is the biggest game of the year in the city and every year fans must wait in line for days and spend the night outside the stadium just to get one of the precious tickets, which are oftenly priced at two or three times their regular value. In 31 years of heated rivalry, Monterrey and Tigres have each won 28 times, and they have tied in 23 ocasions, with one game being suspended. ...more on Wikipedia about "Clásico Regiomontano"
Fla-Flu (meaning Flamengo-Fluminense) is the term used to refer to the football (soccer) matches between Flamengo and Fluminense, two of the largest football teams of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as measured by popular support. Matches are usually sold out and normally take place in the 70,000-seat Maracanã Stadium, located near downtown Rio, in Maracanã neighborhood. The world record football match attendance between clubs is a Fla 0-0 Flu with 177,000-seat in 1963 . ...more on Wikipedia about "Fla-Flu"
National teams of France and Italy are long time rivals as the two countries are close, sharing a border and been both latin countries, passionate about football and trying to demonstrate their superiority in sports. ...more on Wikipedia about "France and Italy football rivalry"
In many countries the term derby is used (often in the form "local derby") to mean a sport's (often football (soccer)) geographical rivalries. In North America, crosstown rivalry is a more common term. To name an example, the " North London Derby" is Arsenal versus Spurs. The term is sometimes also used to describe major rivalries in which both clubs have substantial regional or national followings. ...more on Wikipedia about "Local derby"
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These two teams from Buenos Aires, Argentina are the protagonist of the so called El Superclásico of Argentine football (The Superderby. Spanish, clásico –meaning classic– is the word used meaning derby in Argentina). The rivalry between Boca Juniors and River Plate is intense, and the teams have sometimes taken to distribute posters to tease the other team after a defeat between them or even lost in any major competition, or to show off after winning the local league or an international championship. ...more on Wikipedia about "Major football rivalries"
The Manchester derby is the name given to football matches between Manchester City and Manchester United. As with any major football rivalry, gloating and banter between the two sets of fans is commonplace. United fans like to gloat over the length of time City have gone without winning a major trophy, whereas City fans claim United do not actually come from Manchester (United's Old Trafford ground lies just outside the city boundaries). ...more on Wikipedia about "Manchester derby"
The North London derby is the name of the football local derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. ...more on Wikipedia about "North London derby"
The Nottingham Derby is the name given to football matches contested between Nottingham Forest and Notts County. Games between the two clubs are often refered to as Trentside Derbies because of Meadow Lane and the City Ground's proximity to the river Trent. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nottingham derby"
The name Old Firm (sometimes called the Auld Firm) is a collective term for the Glaswegian football clubs, Rangers and Celtic. Its modern usage is generally as a neutral shorthand for the two clubs, for example when describing their derby matches. Its origin, however, is as a pejorative term to imply that the two clubs are running the scene, together, against the wishes of the other clubs in Scotland. The term is derived from the lucrative nature of contests between the two, and the suspicion that the clubs have colluded to ensure their profitability, at the expense of other teams. ...more on Wikipedia about "Old Firm"
The Rome derby is a yearly football match between Lazio and Roma in their Stadio Olimpico. Like other local derbies it is more intense and personal than most matches. It has been historically marked by massive crowds, excitement, violence, and (recently) racist banners in the crowd. As one commentator puts it, "There are few games on the world stage that can match the bitterness, rivalry and sheer passion of the Rome derby." ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Rome derby"
In English football, the Second City Derby is the local derby between Aston Villa and Birmingham City. ...more on Wikipedia about "Second city derby"
Steel City Derby is a local derby in the city of Sheffield, England. It takes place between Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United. It first took place on 16 October 1893 and they have met a total of 117 times. ...more on Wikipedia about "Steel City derby"
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