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The Best Soccer Ball Under $50 in 2017

Section I: IntroIf you are all about playing soccer competitively or recreationally, you know how important it is that you have a great game ball for play. The thing is, buying a quality soccer ball can get really expensive, and it can be difficult to find a great soccer ball for a great price. So […]

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Top three reasons for Luis Suarez poor form

An astute finisher of great repute, Luis Suarez talent is never a subject of debate. Nevertheless, a new season and a new manager at Barcelona has brought different fortunes for the Uruguayan; one he simply doesn’t relish. Here’s a look at what’s happening to the Barca number 9, and the reasons why. If there was […]

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Peru world cup

How Peru qualified for first World Cup in 36 years

Thursday was declared a public holiday in Peru. That goes a long way to attest the extent which the South American nation hugely craved for their first World Cup in almost four decades. Wednesday’s 2-0 victory over New Zealand in the inter-continental play-off helped achieve that. We take a look at La Blanquirroja remarkable journey to Russia. […]

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Gareth Bale: A look at the downward spiral of his career

When he burst into the limelight in 2011, many looked forward to when the Welsh wing wizard would win the Ballon D’or. Six years later, still living under the enormous shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale is no where near attaining the heights predicted by pundits in 2011-12. Without a doubt, Gareth Bale is one […]

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Technical analysis Arsenal vs Burnley

How Arsenal can beat Tottenham this Saturday

The North London Derby is upon us and it’s set to be the best one yet. For decades upon decades, the general consensus around the North London Derby has been that Arsenal have always been the superior team with Tottenham continuously lurking in their shadows. However, times seem to be changing as Tottenham finished above […]

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2018 FIFA World Cup: Where it all went wrong for Italy

For the first time in almost six decades, the Italian flag won’t be flown at the FIFA World Cup. Four-time champions, Italy, failed in their bid to qualify for Russia following a 1-0 aggregate defeat to Sweden. The Azzurri couldn’t overturn a one-goal deficit on Monday night at the San Siro in Milan. We take a […]

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England vs brazil

International Friendly: England 0-0 Brazil: 5 talking points.

In the second of their two blockbuster international friendlies, England welcomed the 2014 WC hosts to a packed Wembley Stadium. A Brazil team featuring the likes of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Philippe Coutinho & Paulinho proved to be tricky opposition for Gareth Southgate’s men. In the end, England held Brazil to a 0-0 draw, just as […]

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Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Four early predictions for next year’s World Cup

As World Cup qualification is finally set in concrete, we now have our 32 teams that will be making the ominous trip to Russia next summer. Forget the conditions for a second, the 2018 World Cup is set to be the most hotly contested global tournament of all time, as several teams look like viable […]

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Three formations Gareth Southgate should use with England

Against Germany, we saw the Gareth Southgate experiment with a robust 3-5-2. This bold tactical choice proved to pay a dividend as the Three Lions held the World Cup winners to a respectable 1-1 draw. It’s a step in the right direction, as the England team seem to be showing signs of tactical flexibility nine […]

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Leo Bonatini

Leo Bonatini: Unknown Brazilian lighting up the Championship

When you think of Brazilians in English football, Premier League trio Philippe Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus and Willian immediately come to mind. But just a level below, in the Championship, lies another. Leo Bonatini quietly lighting up the English second tier. Wolverhampton Wanderers took a huge gamble bringing in Bonatini on a season-long loan deal from Saudi […]

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