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How have the World Cup host nations performed in the past?

Russia is already up against it leading into the World Cup,

Having failed to win a single match in their previous seven matches leading up to the tournament. (more…)

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World Cup: The tournament ball through the years

The greatest show on earth is about to kick off once again.

World Cup 2018 in Russia will feature 32 teams, competing in 64 games, at 12 stadiums across 11 cities. (more…)

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World Cup logos, posters and mascots through the years

How time flies! the World Cup is about to kick-off again in Moscow, Russia.

The Luzhniki Stadium will host the opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 14th. (more…)

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Italy v England: 5 things to watch out for

Many football fans would agree that international friendlies seem a little bit pointless;

Not only do they interrupt the excitement of the regular league season, but they don’t have the smallest element of importance which make the International qualifiers interesting. (more…)

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England: Will football ever come home?

England have reasons to be optimistic.

Optimism, a word that has been the catalyst to many an Englishman’s international competition campaign for the last 48 years. (more…)

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Dodgy football lookalikes: Volume 6

Drum roll please ladies and gents…

Because our dodgy football lookalikes are back for another very .. erm ‘dodgy’ instalment.

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FIFA: An enemy of football?

In the wake of last week’s Scottish referendum.

Some young scamps took to Twitter, floating the idea that maybe football should seek independence from FIFA. (more…)

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Mesut Ozil: A fair weather player?

After a poor start to the season, I ponder the following question.

Is Arsenal’s Mesut Özil anything more than a fair weather player? (more…)

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Liverpool: What now?

So its finally happened.

Our great love has left us for his great love, and we’re now stuck with nothing but memories. Difficult memories. (more…)

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World Cup 2014: Best XI

Now that the World Cup is done and dusted, Ian Gurney takes a look at his best starting eleven.

How do your rate the side? (more…)

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It’s over already? Thanks for the memories, Brazil!

So, that’s it…

A World Cup we have been waiting for in keen anticipation for four years is over. (more…)

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England’s same old story

Doesn’t it seem like the good ship England sank an eternity ago?

The wreckage has long sunk to the depths of Davy Jones’ locker. We’ve been well and truly thrown into the international abyss. (more…)

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How England’s young brigade can prosper

As this glorious World Cup continues, football fans worldwide are constantly enthralled by the magic of football.

For the past two-and-a-half weeks we have been treated to great goals, games and drama. (more…)

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Top 5 players at the World Cup so far

With the World Cup group phase now complete.

And the knockout stage about to begin, it’s an ideal opportunity to look at the best 5 players so far. (more…)

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England’s World Cup post-mortem is futile

On the 28th anniversary of Diego Maradona’s highly controversial goal in the Argentina’s 2-1 over England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-final,

Another well-known Argentine number 10 was enjoying a well-earned rest day. (more…)

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