Ranking Best Rivalries in World Football

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Ranking Best Rivalries in World Football
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Heated rivalries make sports that extra bit special.

Whether it’s the Yankees vs. the Red Sox, the Celtics vs. the Lakers or Ali vs. Frazier, they all create huge intrigue and excitement—soccer is no different.

Fixture day is one of the most exciting dates on the calendar. Whatever country, division or team you support, you have a rival.

Some are created the previous season, others date back over a hundred years.

But whatever the club, whatever the situation, seasons can be deemed a success or a failure solely on the results of these rivalries.

Here are the top five in the world at the moment…

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