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Top 6 National Teams that didn’t qualify for Euro 2016

The Netherlands At a time when the European Championship has been expanded to 24 teams from 16 in its previous editions, the Netherlands unexpectedly missed out on qualification. They were not in a particularly strong group either, but finished fourth behind the Czech Republic, Iceland and Turkey to miss out on the bus to France next summer. The Dutch finished ...

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Real Madrid’s biggest historical wins in all competitions

Real Madrid have been in marauding form this year when it comes to scoring goals. They have registered some big wins already this season and they recently hammered Rayo Vallecano 10-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Here are some of the biggest wins of Real Madrid through the course of their history. Biggest La Liga win Real Madrid’s drubbing of Rayo ...

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Clean sheet record holder goalkeepers across top 4 European leagues

In the German Bundesliga, Oliver Kahn holds the record for most clean sheets with 196 from a total of 557 games. Kahn, the captain of the Germany national team during the 2002 World Cup, had stints with Karlsruher and Bayern Munich in the German top flight. Manuel Neuer is chasing the record of the legendary German as he has already ...

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The average attendance of ISL as compared to other major leagues

When the Indian Super League was launched in 2014 amidst much fanfare and patronage of the country’s bigwigs from the corporate sector, there was no certainty about how the whole concept would be accepted by the wider Indian public. But the figures from the first season were very encouraging as the Indian football-loving public made their presence felt at the ...

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Which ISL team has the best grassroots program?

One of the premises of the formation of the Indian Super League was that it will give a big push to the domestic football players as they will be playing with international football’s luminaries and get to learn the nuances of the games from highly-renowned coaches like Brazilian superstars Roberto Carlos and Zico, the Italian World Cup winner Marco Materazzi ...

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Major records established by Jose Mourinho in his time at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Stamford Bridge has come to an unceremonious end as he was sacked by the West London outfit on Thursday after an unconvincing start to the season. Chelsea are sitting a lowly 16th in the Premier League standings after the first 16 games of the season and are just one point shy of the relegation zone. ...

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Most successful teams from each Confederation at the CWC

The Club World Cup is currently underway in Japan, where reigning Spanish and European champions Barcelona will face reigning Copa Libertadores champions River Plate for the title. The Catalans got the better of Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande 3-0 in the semi-final courtesy of a hat-trick from Uruguay international Luis Suarez, while River Plate defeated Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1-0 to book their ...

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Preview Club World Cup Final: Barca vs River Plate

The reigning Spanish and European champions Barcelona will be up against Copa America winners River Plate in the final of the Club World Cup on Sunday at the International Stadium in Yokohama. River Plate were unconvincing in their 1-0 win over Sanfrecce Hiroshima and had to rely on a goalkeeping error from the Japanese outfit to book their place in ...

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