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Rankings Are Meaningless In Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Following the recent international break, Gavin Nolan discusses how the importance of rankings during the qualifying campaign for Euro 2016 is becoming meaningless when looking at the current group positions.  When organising the groups for most international tournaments, the governing body running the tournament will usually use the FIFA Ranking system to separate the teams. The use of this is …

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Lars Lagerbäck’s Icelandic Job

When Lars Lagerbäck took over the reins at Iceland in 2011, the team was languishing in 134th in the FIFA World Rankings. Today the team sits comfortably in 34th position, ahead of Hungary, Austria and the Republic of Ireland. Last night, Iceland defeated Holland 2-0 at home and are currently top of their group with three wins from three matches, having …

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Top Five European Qualifier Upsets

As we prepare for Ireland to do battle with world champions Germany, Conor Heffernan looks back on the top five European qualifier upsets. Let’s hope we’ll be adding another upset tonight. Last night Iceland beat Holland 2-0 at home. Limiting the Dutch to just four shots on target, the Icelandic team reminded us that football can be a fickle game. …

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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 Opener Preview: Brazil vs Croatia

The 2014 World Cup gets underway this Thursday with Brazil’s opening game against Croatia at the Estadio do Maracana with kick off at 9.00pm. The hosts will be expecting to get their campaign off to a successful start but face arguably their most difficult opponents in Group A in Croatia. Form Guide As hosts of this World Cup Brazil did …

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Manchester United Target Mario Mandzukic Wants Out

Mario Mandzukic has announced his desire to leave Bayern Munich after admitting he does not suit Pep Guardiola’s style of play. Mandzukic has fallen down the pecking order at Bayern after failing to hold down a regular place in their starting XI under Guardiola. The 28-year-old said: “I met with (Bayern chairman) Karl Heinz Rummenigge before the cup final and …

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