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Romelu Lukaku Confident He Is Over Post-World Cup ‘Slump’

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Romelu Lukaku believes he has finally emerged from his post-World Cup slump, with the Manchester United striker revealing he had to shed muscle to adapt to the demands of the Premier League. After a promising first season at Old Trafford, the 25-year-old has struggled to make an impact in front of goal amid what has been a largely frustrating second …

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Ireland Drop In FIFA World Rankings As European Duo Share Top Spot

Ireland have fallen one place to 30th in the FIFA World rankings following their 4-1 Nations League defeat to Wales and their 1-1 international friendly draw with Poland last week. O’Neill’s men had been sitting in 29th but after a difficult international break, they fall one place down to 30th, two places below Northern Ireland who also dropped a place …

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Lukaku And Hazard Help Belgium Thrash Scotland

World Cup semi-finalists Belgium capitalised on a series of Scotland mistakes with goals from Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and a Michy Batshuayi double to thrash the hosts 4-0 in a friendly at Hampden on Friday. Roberto Martinez’s men showed their class and no hangover from their exertions in finishing third in Russia to warm-up for their Nations League opener against …

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Thierry Henry Set To Take Over Bordeaux After Poyet Suspension

France’s leading international goalscorer Thierry Henry was Wednesday being touted as the next coach of Bordeaux who suspended Gustavo Poyet after just one league game of the season. Henry, a member of the 1998 World Cup winning team and who was part of Roberto Martinez’s coaching staff with Belgium at the World Cup, was emerging as the overwhelming favourite after …

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World Cup Team Of The Tournament, As Chosen By You

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Luka Modric of Croatia with the FIFA Golden Ball trophy and Kylian Mbappe of France with the silver ball trophy pose for photographers after the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

We asked you to vote for your World Cup 2018 Team of the Tournament, and the results are in. We whittled down all 736 players involved in Russia down to tjust a handful of nominees in each category, and you did the rest in a series of polls. While there were some landslides in terms of who made it in …

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Belgium See Off England Challenge To Claim World Cup Bronze Medal

Belgium's defender Thomas Meunier (2L) is congratulated by teammates after scoring during their Russia 2018 World Cup play-off for third place football match between Belgium and England at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 14, 2018. (Photo by OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP/Getty Images)

England have finished fourth in the World Cup after going down to a 2-0 defeat to Belgium in Saturday’s play-off in Saint Petersburg. Gareth Southgate’s men, insisting that they were looking to finish on a high despite the deflating semi-final defeat to Croatia, looked brighter from open play than they had done at any other point since the clash with …

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England And Belgium Meet Again For World Cup Consolation Prize

TOPSHOT - Players vie for the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between England and Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 28, 2018. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS (Photo credit should read ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

England face Belgium in the World Cup third-place play-off on Saturday with the tournament’s top scorer Harry Kane eyeing the chance to add to his six goals in the meeting of the beaten semi-finalists. Both teams will line up in Saint Petersburg with a sense of what might have been as France and Croatia prepare for Sunday’s final in Moscow’s …

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Eamon Dunphy Thinks That Football Might Just Be Coming Home

Eamon Dunphy has come perilously close to throwing his hat in the ring for England to win the World Cup. The RTE Sport pundit has written off the chances of both their semi-final opponents and one of the other nations, leaving Belgium as the only team that could stop Gareth Southgate’s side. Speaking to 2fm’s Game On on Monday evening, Dunphy …

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Power Ranking The Four World Cup Semi-Finalists

And then there were four – the World Cup has reached the semi-final stage, and we’re left with an all-European affair. Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden and hosts Russia all fell at the last eight hurdle, leaving France, Belgium, England and Croatia with just one more hill to climb between themselves and the promised land of the World Cup final. Ahead of …

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World Cup 2018: Our Best XI From The Quarter Finals

Eight became four this week as Brazil, Uruguay, Sweden and hosts Russia all bade farewell to the 2018 World Cup. Belgium, France, England and Croatia all sailed through the semi-finals, ensuring that it would be an all-European last four in the battle to take home the trophy. As has been the case throughout the competition, a number of players stood out …

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Five Things We Learned As England Reached The World Cup Semis

SAMARA, RUSSIA - JULY 07: Gareth Southgate head coach / manager of England celebrates at the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Quarter Final match between Sweden and England at Samara Arena on July 7, 2018 in Samara, Russia. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

It might not be coming home just yet, but the England World Cup train is still very much on the tracks. The expected Swedish challenge in Saturday’s quarter-final failed to materialise as the Three Lions, despite being limited to two shots on target over the course of the 90 minutes, made both count as goals from Hary Maguire and Dele …

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