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Life In Cyprus Under Lockdown; “It’s Scary Not Knowing When It Will End”

For footballers across the world, these are trying times indeed, as sport and society do their best to cope with the ramifications of the coronavirus outbreak. The virus has swept across Europe and suspended virtually all major sporting leagues, with life in many cities coming to a standstill as phrases like ‘social distancing’ and ‘self-isolation’ become commonplace in our vocabulary. …

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World Cup Round-Up: Portugal Lose, France Held To Surprise Draw

(R-L) Antoine Griezmann of France and Moussa Sissoko of France can't believe it as another chance goes begging during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Belarus and France at Borisov Arena on September 6, 2016 in Borisov, Belarus. (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport) (Photo by Dave Winter/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

The final wave of opening European World Cup qualifiers took place tonight, as Euro 2016 finalists Portugal and France both got their respective campaigns underway. In Group A, France took on Belarus in Barysaw, looking to bounce back from the disappointment of losing the European Championship on home soil. However, it was to be a frustrating night for Didier Deschamps’ …

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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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Smaller Teams, Smaller Hopes: The Race Against The Euro 2016 Wooden Spoon

Conor Heffernan assesses the race against the Euro 2016 Wooden Spoon, following comprehensive defeats for some of the qualification phase’s minnows. Qualification for the European Championships can be cruel and unusual punishment for some of the smaller footballing nations. Forced to face off against much stronger teams with better resources, it’s little wonder we see high scoring matches. Ireland’s 7-0 victory over Gibraltar …

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