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Ángel Di María Pioneers a New Type of Midfielder

Ángel Di María joined Real Madrid at the same time as José Mourinho in 2010 and the Argentine was expected to follow suit when he departed last summer. After three seasons as Cristiano Ronaldo’s foil on the opposite flank of the Real attack, the imminent of Gareth Bale was set to signal the end of Di María’s stint at the Bernabéu. …

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The South Americans: Football’s Fantastic Fundamentalists

The Sausage Principle: If you love something, never find out how it was made. (British comedian, John Oliver) As you sit reading this article, you have roughly a 1 in 16,000 chance of being murdered in the coming 12 months. That’s according to the latest statistics compiled by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime using figures for murders globally in 2012 . Well …

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World Cup – Who Will Make The Last 16?

So here we are now, less than a week before the knockout stages begin next Saturday as the last round of do-or-die and dead rubber group games come thick and fast over the next few days.  Group A  If it was not for the terrible refereeing of Yuichi Nishimura in the World Cup opener , hosts Brazil could easily have …

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Top Four WC Talking Points: England Bow Out, France Progress

1. England Betrayed Their Form Players And Paid The Price How many times have we heard this one before, England crash out early at a major tournament. The game with Uruguay promised so much for England after their positive performance against Italy. England fell almost completely flat, as Luis Suarez made the Three Lions pay dearly for some defensive lapses. If England’s best center …

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The World Cup – Week One Review

We are almost a week into World Cup 2014 and having seen all the protagonists play, what have we learnt with regards the 32 teams involved in this footballing showpiece: Pitbull is a talentless tool A statement of the obvious perhaps but no harm to remind people especially those same folks at FIFA who are bringing you the 2022 Qatar …

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World Cup 2014 – Six Teams To Support This Summer

In just four days, the greatest show on Earth begins; the FIFA World Cup. As Ireland are not involved, Rich Roberts is here to discuss six teams that are deserving of your support. Ireland’s ill-fated qualifying campaign means the Boys In Green will not be pitting themselves against the elite of world football. This failure ultimately brought a premature end …

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Five Argentina Players To Watch Against Ireland

With the Irish rugby team facing into a two-test series against Argentina John Elliott takes a look at fistful of Pumas who may just make a serious impact against the tourists. Argentinian head coach Daniel Hourcade has omitted many of the biggest and most renowned names from his squad in what quite possibly is an attempt to save them for …

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World Cup Preview – Group F

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15/06 Argentina v Bosnia and Herzegovina 23:00 (Rio) 16/06 Iran v Nigeria 20:00 (Curitiba) 21/06 Argentina v Iran 17:00 (Belo Horizonte) 21/06 Nigeria v Bosnia and Herzegovina 23:00 (Cuiaba) 25/06 Nigeria v Argentina 17:00 (Porto Alegre) 25/06 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Iran 17:00 (Salvador)   Argentina Best finish: Winners (1978, 1986) How they qualified: Finished 1st in CONMEBOL It was …

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South American Football Gaining on Europe

South America has given birth to some of the greatest footballers in history: Pele, Maradona, Messi etc. However, many of today’s stars are refusing to leave their respective homelands and continue to snub the so-called ‘elite’ leagues of Europe. Ganso and Neymar are two stars that have the world at their feet and although they have been subject to much …

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