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England’s chances of winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Logo by Unknown CC BY After the disappointment at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, many England fans will be looking forward to this summer’s World Cup Finals in Russia with some amount trepidation, if not outright dread. Losses against Italy and Uruguay and a draw against Costa Rica left the Three Lions floundering at the bottom of Group D ...

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Jurgen Klopp vs Pep Guardiola rivalry: Head to Head, Trophies and Philosophies

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via The Daily Express The dust has barely settled on another Premier League campaign, but already there is speculation about who if, anyone will challenge Pep Guardiola’s centurions next season.  A lot of pundits are pointing at Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool as the likely title contenders for 2018-19.  As they continue to strengthen, there is a feeling that the German’s building ...

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Didier Drogba quotes: Best Quotes on Drogba

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Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba joined Chelsea FC in July 2004 for £24 million. That season, the West Londoners went on to win the Premier League, their first after 50 years. Drogba’s contribution to this incredible achievement can not possibly be undermined. The Ivory Coast icon would go on to win four Premier League titles, four FA Cups, three League Cups ...

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Prediction: Most Goals to be scored in each group at 2018 FIFA World Cup

(Image via https://twitter.com/8Fact_Footballl) The biggest sporting event in the world is just two days away now as the World Cup kicks off on June 14th, when hosts Russia will take on Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. With some of the world’s biggest stars taking part in the competition, a shedload of goals could be on the cards ...

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What Would Make a Successful World Cup for England?

Every national team has its issues with pressure, be it too much or too little, from their media outlets. However, few teams enter – and depart from – major tournaments with the frequency of existential crisis like the England national team do.  Back in the heyday of England’s second ‘golden generation’ of Beckham, Scholes, Gerrard, Lampard, Ferdinand et al, the ...

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The rise of Trent Alexander-Arnold and the impact he can have on England’s World Cup campaign

Man City boss Pep Guardiola had a clear strategy to secure victory against Liverpool in their Champions League quarter-final showdown this season. He analysed the Reds’ backline, identified a weakness at right-back and told his men to ruthlessly target teenage defender Trent Alexander-Arnold in a bid to carve out opportunities. Yet Alexander-Arnold, the youngest Englishman to ever play in a ...

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PSG Interested in Arsene Wenger as GM?

Soon-to-be former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said this week that he plans to take a few weeks off after the season before finalizing his next move. The 68-year-old Frenchman has given no indication that his retirement is on the horizon, and he reportedly plans to continue his coaching career following the conclusion of his 22-year stint at Arsenal. Paris St. ...

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Europa League win can only save the season for Arsenal

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Source: BBC Sport via Twitter Arsenal’s hammering at the hands of Manchester City in the League Cup final summarized the club’s decline over the last decade. Pep Guardiola’s men outplayed the Gunners and were able to secure a comfortable 3-0 win without having to play at the peak of their powers. Arsenal made defensive mistakes and were soft through the ...

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Top 30 Quotes on Andres Iniesta

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Andres Iniesta is one of the most loved footballers of all time. The diminutive Spaniard stays clear of controversy and does all his talking on the pitch. He is one of the very few players who is appreciated by teammates and opponents alike. The 2010 World Cup winner has received standing ovation from Juve fans at the Juventus Stadium as ...

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Top 40 Quotes on Pep Guardiola

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“We had a great time when Pep was here (Barcelona). We won a lot of titles and I grew a lot – that was the time when I grew most as a footballer. We had a fantastic relationship when he was here.” – Lionel Messi “If Pep told me to throw myself off the second tier at the Camp Nou, I’d think: ...

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