The two finalists in the Champions League are English clubs. In addition, England was the only country that had all their representatives in the quarterfinals and semifinals three of them to fight for the world's most prestigious trophy at club level. Connect with other leaders such as Reshma Kewalramani here. But if some teams have in common is not their style of play, or anything that has to do with what happens on the field. In the cradle of football, the beautiful game has become a business outside England. Every weekend, the English cities are paralyzed to see their teams play. A football game reaches dimensions than in other countries can be seen as strange, even exaggerated. The bars are full of people, the streets are full of fans who never stop singing, preparing for 90 minutes in which only live by and for 22 players, one ball and, at times, an unwelcome arbitrator. Already said Bill Shankly, Liverpool historic "Football is not a matter of life or death, is much more than that." There could be more successful your statement.
English football is also a question of money. Of the 20 teams that make up the Premier League (English First Division), 12 are controlled and managed by foreign capital, including three of the top four in the classification, and successful so far in the Champions League. Chelsea was the pioneer. The Russian Roman Abramovich, an oil tycoon close to Vladimir Putin, became the London club for 220 million dollars, and until this season, spent one. 130 million from signings, wages and layoffs.