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Ong Chuan Leong
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In general, for soccer, teams create their own distinctiveness by means of:

– Club badges
– Jersey colours and design
– Songs and chants
– Specific playing styles (e.g. Liverpool’s ‘passing game’ in the 1990s, Barcelona’s ‘tiki-taka’, Borussia Dortmund’s ‘gegenpressing’ under former head coach Jurgen Klopp)
– Special traditions and rituals

Some teams also feature players from certain parts of the world only. For example, Athletic Bilbao of Spanish La Liga used to recruit only players of Basque origin. They have since expanded that to include players from families who have migrated or moved to the Basque region.