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Betting: Euro 2016 semi-finalists

France When you have Hugo Lloris in goal, centre-back options include Laurent Koscielny, Raphael Varane and Kurt Zouma, in midfield you can call upon the likes of Paul Pogba, Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi and up front Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Kingsley Coman, then no wonder you are likely to be amongst the top favourites to finish amongst the top ...

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Betting: Euro 2016 Finalists

France The host nation is the pre-tournament favourites to win the Henri Delaunay trophy this summer. France are placed in a relatively easy group alongside Switzerland, Romania and Albania and are strong favourites to win all three group games on their way to the round of 16. A strong team under the management of a hard taskmaster in Didier Deschamps ...

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Euro 2016: 5 Potential Golden Boot winners

Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal have been placed in a relatively easy group at the European Championship in the coming summer. They have the likes of Iceland, Austria and Hungary to contend with in Group F. Ronaldo has been in great form again this season, having scored 30 goals already this season, and he is odds on favourite to end the Euros ...

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Major football records held by Lionel Messi

When it comes to individual honours, no player is more decorated than Barcelona stalwart Lionel Messi. Ever since he made his senior debut for the Catalan club, he has been breaking records left, right and centre. His genius has elevated him to such a level that there is a record being broken in virtually every game that he plays in. ...

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Top 5 Indian stars in ISL 2015

The Indian Super League has given a great platform for the Indian youngsters to test their mettle against some of the very best players of world football. The experience of rubbing shoulders with the likes of Zico, Roberto Carlos, Nicolas Anelka, Marco Materazzi and Simao Sabrosa will do wonders for their careers. Certainly some Indian players have grabbed the opportunity ...

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What if ISL is merged with I-league?

When the Indian Super League began in late 2014, India became one of the very few countries in the world to have two league competitions. The ISL and the more conventional I-League remain two separate tournaments. However, it has often been suggested that the merger of the two leagues would be better for the development of the game in the ...

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Greatest Quotes About Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes was arguably one of the most underrated players during his playing career. The Englishman won 12 Premier League titles with Manchester United and was a key player in Sir Alex Ferguson’s red army. “Paul Scholes, He Scores Goals” is the famous chant of the Old Trafford faithful and is still sung on Match Days for their beloved hero. ...

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The Timeline of Gianfranco Zola

1966 A week before the 1966 World Cup kicked-off, Gianfranco Zola was born on 5 July 1966 in Oliena, Italy. 1980 Zola began his football education at his local side Corrasi Oliena in 1980 and remained a part of the team until 1983. 1984 The Italian joined his first professional football team, Nuorese in 1984; during his two year stay ...

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