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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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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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Alternative World Cup predictions based on data needed to stream each match

UK mobile phone retailer Fonehouse has provided an alternative set of World Cup predictions based on the amount of data fans of the various teams will need to stream matches on their smartphones. And it is good news for fans of Argentina, Brazil, France, and Germany, whilst supporters of Gareth Southgate’s England face early disappointment. Fonehouse carried out comprehensive research on ...

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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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Australia’s first World Cup campaign revisited

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Photo Source There are a few countries in the world that can claim to be internationally competitive across a wide range of sporting disciplines. Australia is one of the few. A former member of Oceania Football Confederation, Australia has been one of the major forces in team sports like cricket and rugby and are consistently among the top medal winners ...

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Football’s Biggest Controversies – The battle of Berne

Brazil has always been the land of beautiful football. The nation takes great pride in their team playing an attacking form of the game that values individual expression and goals, plenty of goals, above all else. However, at the 1954 World Cup, it was Hungary that had taken the mantle of being the team that enthralled the world with their ...

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Greatest Underdog Stories – When Senegal shocked the world champions

  Heading into the 2002 World Cup co-hosted by South Korea and Japan, France were the reigning world champions. Four years previously they had won their first ever World Cup and went into the subsequent edition hoping to retain the prestigious trophy. Les Bleus were placed in Group A alongside South American giants Uruguay, European outfit Denmark and first-time World ...

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Football’s Biggest Controversies – the hand of God

If there was one match that summed up Diego Maradona, then Argentina’s quarter-final clash against England at the 1986 World Cup at the Estadio Azetca in Mexico would be it. In the 51st minute of the encounter, Maradona after a typical mazy run from the midfield that saw him go past three English players, played a diagonal pass to Jorge ...

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