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Excellent Draw should see Messi Lead Argentina through to Latter Stages of the World Cup Five players to watch at the World Cup Youthful Squad Provides Feel Good Factor for England World Cup Chances Uniting France through football and laughter Le Classique: a brief history Stereotypical football: The most English footballer The history of Ashley Cole
 

Excellent Draw should see Messi Lead Argentina through to Latter Stages of the World Cup

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is now just a couple of weeks away and the attention of football fans is starting to turn towards the tournament in South America. All of the qualified nations are eyeing up a successful event and one of those is certainly Argentina who have been well backed for World [...]

Five players to watch at the World Cup

Every international tournament springs surprises. We’ve seen it all from the Czech pair of Patrick Berger and Karel Poborsky lighting up Euro 96 before earning moves to English giants Liverpool and Manchester United respectively, El Hadji Diouf’s exciting displays in the 2002 World Cup earning him a move to Liverpool and even Mesut Ozil’s creative [...]

Youthful Squad Provides Feel Good Factor for England World Cup Chances

After months of speculation, Roy Hodgson named his 23-man England squad for the World Cup in Brazil and preparations for the tournament can now begin in earnest this week with the first of three warm-up matches taking place against Peru at Wembley on Friday night before jetting off to Miami where they will face Ecuador [...]

Uniting France through football and laughter – Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets a lot of people talking. Whether it is for his off the pitch antics or his creativity in front of goal, it’s hard to find a footballer capable of still dividing so many opinions. “Overrated”, “never turns up when needed” or “cocky” [...]

Le Classique: a brief history

A couple of weeks ago, something really got to me. All over European football media, there were reports dubbing Paris Saint-Germain vs AS Monaco as the biggest game of the season in terms of French club football and a great advert for Ligue 1. It’s not. For me, the biggest game of a season is [...]

Stereotypical football: The most English footballer

Some players just aren’t made for the English game, some of us aren’t as efficient as Germans at taking penalties, even fewer are capable of playing “tiki taka” football like the Spanish, but we all wish we grew up on a Brazilian beach and could dance through challenges. These are the stereotypes in football, I’m [...]

The history of Ashley Cole’s obsessive Arsenal relationship

“My heart and soul was tied to Arsenal with a fisherman’s knot. I don’t think even Houdini could have unravelled it. Not for one minute did I see myself leaving. There was only ever one club in England, let alone London, and that was the Arsenal.” – My Defence, Ashley Cole. Ashley Cole is a [...]

Suarez made a fool of Liverpool fans

12 July 2014

Luis Suarez reiterated his desire to leave Liverpool FC on a number of occasions last summer after the club failed to reach the top four. Suarez claimed it was nothing against Liverpool, rather the fact he wanted to play in the Champions League. When Arsenal put in a bid of £1 over the £40m asking [...]

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Does injury end rumours of Di Maria’s move to Manchester United?

07 July 2014

The injury that sent shockwaves for all people watching this summer’s World Cup was the damage Neymar sustained to his back. However, the absence of Angel di Maria for the rest of the World Cup will certainly be headline news in Argentina. The Real Madrid winger was subbed off in his country’s win over Belgium [...]

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Brazilian inspired PUMA evoPOWER 1

07 July 2014

The PUMA evoPOWER 1 Graphics feature a Brazilian inspired colourway and the inscription “Que emocionante uma partida de futebol” on the heel which translates as “How exciting is a football match” and a quirky favela illustration on the sockliner. The boots feature all of the technical excellence of the PUMA evoPOWER1 , PUMA’s most technical [...]

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PICTURE: A job offer for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez

01 July 2014

Liverpool striker, Luis Suarez, has been offered a job as chief meat taster. This is a great opportunity to match his passion for biting meat with our need for expert opinion.

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VIDEO: Japanese/Brazilian freestylers

26 June 2014

The FATV team were in Sao Paolo for England’s game against Uruguay and caught up with this superb Brazilian/Japanese freestyle team who showed off some neat skills.

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Nike Hypervenom and the Mercurial on show in Brazil

25 June 2014

Nike’s HyperVenom boots have had a starring role at this summer’s World Cup, being worn by the likes of Neymar, Mario Balotelli, Eden Hazard and Wayne Rooney. The boots have a 3-D textured knit, Flyknit as it is referred to at Nike, for ultimate friction on the ball and total control. They also have laser-cut [...]

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VIDEO: Liverpool striker bites someone… AGAIN

24 June 2014

For the third time in his career, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has bitten an opponent. In Uruguay’s final group game against Italy, Giorgio Chiellini was the latest victim of Suarez’s bite. Suarez has been very vocal in interviews over the past week about how he has been treated by the English media. You would imagine [...]

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Experts Blame FA For Poor Hydration Leading To England Failure

20 June 2014

England’s World Cup dreams are hanging by a thread after defeat to Uruguay last night, and according to experts at SOS Rehydrate, The FA only have themselves to blame for not properly preparing their players for the conditions in Brazil. Dr Blanca Liazola, founder of SOS Rehydrate, said: “It’s clear that The FA has their [...]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Footballer Faux Pas – Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea

INFOGRAPHIC: Footballer Faux Pas – Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea

20 June 2014

pixel8 This year’s World Cup is already shaping up to be one of the most exciting both on the pitch and on social networks, ensuring football fans are on the ball with Brazil 2014 all around the world. Twitter has created a timeline dedicated purely to the World Cup, which can be customised to the [...]

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INFOGRAPHIC: What can we expect from this World Cup?

INFOGRAPHIC: What can we expect from this World Cup?

19 June 2014

Predictions from the team at Sportingindex.com Forget psychic pandas or cliche-spouting ex-pros – for a more considered opinion on how the World Cup is going to play out, read on. World leaders in sports spread betting, Sporting Index, have created an infographic outlining their predictions for Brazil 2014, which are rather more specific than some [...]

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If Twitter followers were goals… who would win the World Cup?

18 June 2014

England comes 4th; this would be a brilliant result! Unfortunately not all footballers had an official Twitter- notably Messi was without a page, either as a response to online abuse, or because he simply doesn’t use it. There are also some young players who, despite not having a large Twitter following, may make a massive [...]

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VIDEO: World Cup trick shots

17 June 2014

If you don’t know, Remi Gaillard is one of the biggest YouTubers in the World, his videos always go viral. In celebration of the World Cup, he’s performed 32 trick shots representing the 32 teams in the tournament.

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Caribbean clubs learn fate in CCL group draw

17 June 2014

The draw for the next edition of the CONCACAF Champions League (CCL) took place on Wednesday night at the association’s headquarters. 24 teams were filtered into eight groups of three, including three Caribbean clubs: Bayamon, Waterhouse and Alpha United. Puerto Rican side Bayamon has probably benefited the most from the draw, named in Group 8 [...]

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Top Five Richest PL Footballers – Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool

16 June 2014

No footballer regularly plying their trade in the Premier League can ever be described as poor. However, there are some, at the top of their game, or with a great career mostly behind them, who attract even greater riches. Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney is worth a reported £45m but it could be even higher. His [...]

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VIDEO: Unbelievable football

16 June 2014

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PICTURE: Kipper Williams World Cup cartoon

15 June 2014

Be prepared to lose dad/hubby/son this weekend as they gear up for The World Cup. Capture your Father’s Day highlights with the Panasonic V550 www.panasonic.co.uk/V550

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England expects – but from where?

14 June 2014

It’s here – the biggest football carnival of them all. Billions round the world will be watching the drama unfold during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. But here in England which place is proudest about the role they’ve played in England’s adventure? Which part of the country has created the strike power in the [...]

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How much will it cost England fans to see team progress?

13 June 2014

If you asked most patriotic England fans how much they would pay to see the Three Lions lift the World Cup this summer, the answer would probably be “anything”. However, with this year’s tournament being held in Brazil, the actual monetary value placed on this “anything” would stretch even the most avid fan’s dedication to [...]

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