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Top 10 places that produce the most World Cup players for England

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It’s no secret that England have a chequered past when it comes to world cup performance. In recent world cups the expectations placed on England’s performance has rarely been delivered, and that’s no surprise, while England haven’t got as far through the competition as they statistically should, winning the world cup is a monstrous achievement that requires everything to fall ...

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Ryan Giggs: Greatest Quotes on Ryan Giggs

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Ryan Giggs is one of the few football players who played for one club only. He was part of the much renowned class of ’92 Manchester United team, which included illustrious names including Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Gary and Phil Neville, and Nicky Butt. He spent 23 years in the first team of Manchester United, a career spanning 24 years ...

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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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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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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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