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A look at the favourites to win the World Cup

The anticipation is almost over with the World Cup in Brazil just around the corner. Coaches are busy finalizing their squads and fans across the world are debating who will be crowned world champions in Rio de Janeiro on 13 July. For some teams, simply qualifying from the initial group phase to the knock-out stages [...]

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The game that kicks off the World Cup – what chance do Croatia have?

June 12th 2015 – Brazil v Croatia – 21.00 – Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo Brazil Population: 198.7million National anthem: Himno Nacional Brasileiro Best World Cup finish: Winners 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002. Premier League players: David Luiz, Ramires, Oscar (Chelsea), Paulinho, Sandro (Tottenham), Lucas (Liverpool), Fernandinho (Man City). Croatia Population: 4.26 million National anthem: [...]

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GNev: United target can double up as a winger

Gary Neville has sung the praises of Southampton left-back, Luke Shaw, following his debut for England earlier this week. “I’ve watched Luke Shaw live a few times this season for Southampton but the staggering thing to me after seeing him in training with England this week has been his age, he’s just 18,” said Neville. [...]

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PICTURE: Manchester City man in Ivory Coast new World Cup kit

Yaya Toure has posed in Ivory Coast’s new Puma kit that was released easlier this week ahead of the World Cup. Yaya Toure wears the new Ivory Coast World Cup kit by PUMA, available from Kitbag.com from Wednesday March 5th. For more information on PUMA’s national kit sponsorships and evoPOWER and evoSPEED boot ranges head [...]

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The squad Roy Hodgson SHOULD bring to Brazil

Goalkeepers   Joe Hart His status as England’s number one is not currently under threat. Being dropped by City in November seems to have served as a wake-up call and he’s certainly become noticeably less error prone since then. Rob Green’s career was effectively destroyed by an error at the 2010 World Cup. He was [...]

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Dark Horses for the World Cup

Brazil 2014 is one of the most hotly anticipated World Cup tournaments of all time. The Brazil side are on the resurgence, Spain have conjured their own samba style of play, and we’re currently witnessing a period where the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Franck Ribery are proving to be some of the [...]

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What will French team make of Manchester City player attack?

During Manchester City’s 2-0 victory over Newcastle, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa was guilty of a nasty challenge on Samir Nasri. City’s boss, Manuel Pellegrini has slammed the challenge and also indicated that the injury, which forced Nasri to be stretchered off, could be a serious one. “The kick he made to Nasri was absolutely a red card [...]

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INFOGRAPHIC: England at the World Cup

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Young Reggae Girlz can take heart from U17 World Cup qualifying efforts

They might not have earned a historic spot in next year’s World Cup, but the Jamaica Under-17 women’s team should be proud of their performances in the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship which finished on Friday. Held in Montego Bay, the hosts reached the semi-finals of the tournament for the first time and secured a very [...]

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Roma brought back down to earth

Serie A league leaders AS Roma were brought back down to earth last night when their perfect start to the season of ten wins in a row was put to an end by a plucky Torino side who managed to hold the Giallorossi to a 1-1 draw after an impressive performance from their wide midfielder [...]

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Is Erick Thohir what Internazionale need to return them to glory?

With the talk of a boardroom takeover at arguably one of Italy’s biggest clubs having been constant since the beginning of the summer it now appears as if we are ever closer to reaching a conclusion to the saga surrounding Internazionale of Milan. The current owner, the enigmatic Massimo Moratti confirmed in the last few [...]

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PICTURE: Manchester United striker celebrates with Dutch legend… after pinching his record

Tonight, Robin van Persie became Holland’s top scorer after finding the back of the net twice in the first half against Hungary. With 40 goals, the Manchester United striker had scored as many times as Patrick Kluivert has for the Dutch national team. In August 2012, Kluivert joined the Netherlands national team coaching staff and [...]

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VIDEO: England manager and Liverpool captain in press conference

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Montenegro First Up In Crucial World Cup Double Header For England

Roy Hodgson may have been slightly concerned to see Jack Wilshere making the headlines over the last few days as the Arsenal midfielder made his views crystal clear about potential foreign born players pulling on the England shirt, but whilst all this was going on and filling up the column inches it has allowed Hodgson [...]

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VIDEO: Manchester City keeper’s keepy-uppys in England training

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Is Naturalisation a dirty word in the muddy waters of International selection?

“If you’ve lived in England for five years, for me, it doesn’t make you English. You shouldn’t play. It doesn’t mean you can play for that country. If I went to Spain and lived there for five years, I’m not going to play for Spain. For me an English player should play for England really.” [...]

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VIDEO: Manchester United striker supports children charity

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VIDEO: Arsenal midfielder on biggest England games of his career

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