Sure, you know all about El Clásico, the famous rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid. You get the social and religious affiliations that make the Old Firm games between Rangers and Celtic so compelling. And you regularly tune in to see Lazio and Roma go at each other in the Derby della Capitale. But there are plenty of other derbies in world soccer that deserve your attention—games with decades, sometimes more than a century, of history.
Below are 10 such rivalries, each accompanied by an image capturing the passion of derby day and a little history lesson—from occupying armies to dictators to a disagreement about an aquatic sports club—explaining where all the intensity comes from…..READ MORE