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Analysis: Why Is Home Advantage So Important In Football?

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 10: A general view during the opening ceremony prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 Group A match between France and Romania at Stade de France on June 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Picture the scene. 70,000 fans screaming your name, chanting your team’s anthems. They are quick to applaud everything you do and and equally rapid to vilify the slightest indiscretion of your opponent. The crowd roars behind you as you chase down the ball, wait with bated breath as you line up a shot. They will you to success at every …

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Arsenal Legend Explains How To Get The Best Out Of Olivier Giroud

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: Olivier Giroud of France in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A match between France and Albania at Stade Velodrome on June 15, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Arsenal frontman Olivier Giroud, it is fair to say, has attracted his fair share of praise and criticism in his four years at the Emirates. Nonetheless, the player has been confirmed to be in Arsene Wenger’s long-term plans, and if Thierry Henry’s advice is realised Arsenal may be getting the best yet out of their striker in the upcoming season. …

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Arsene Wenger Sensationally Tipped For England Job [Reports]

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at Stadium of Light on April 24, 2016 in Sunderland, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Roy Hodgson’s resignation as England manager means that one of the least attractive jobs in international football has become available. The poisonous cocktail of a nefarious tabloid media, an unfounded public belief in inevitable glory and an unfortunate collection of average players mean the role of English manager has become a graveyard of sorts for managers. The list of the country’s …

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Some Of The Very Best Tweets From Joe Allen Appreciation Day

The beard, the haircut, a place in the last 16 of Euro 2016. Right now, it seems that Joe Allen has got it all. The midfielder has been in spelling-binding form for Wales at the European Championships as he has played a central role in their march to the top of Group B and, in doing so, has amassed more assists than Paul …

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Euro 2016: What To Expect From Group F

Group F pits Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal against Iceland, Hungary and Austria, in what the Portuguese will consider a relatively easy draw. Portugal and Austria qualified top of their respective groups, while Iceland finished second in a tough Group A, and Hungary scraped passed Norway in a closely fought Play-off.  In a strange twist of faith, whoever finishes second in Group …

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Euro 2016: What To Expect From Group D

KIEV, UKRAINE - JULY 01: Captain Iker Casillas of Spain lifts the trophy after victory during the UEFA EURO 2012 final match between Spain and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on July 1, 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

In part four of our 12 part series we delve into Group D. As reigning back to back European Champions Spain look to re-assert their dominance in Europe, they will first have to see off competition from Croatia, Czech Republic and Turkey. In Group D Czech Republic and Turkey rekindle their battle from the qualifying stages which saw both sides …

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Euro 2016: What To Expect From Group B

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Dele Alli of England breaks with the ball during the International Friendly match between England and Netherlands at Wembley Stadium on March 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

In part two of our Euro 2016 countdown we take a look at Group B, which is home to England, Russia, Slovakia and Wales. England are likely to be one of the favourites for the tournament but they will have to negate some tricky ties first to cement safe passage to the last 16. Slovakia, Russia and in particular Wales all put …

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Euro 2016: What To Expect From Group A

PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 12: The UEFA European Championship Trophy is displayed prior to the UEFA Euro 2016 Final Draw Ceremony at Palais des Congres on December 12, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

The countdown to Euro 2016 has well and truly begun, as many of the participants have named their provisional squads. In this 12-part series we take an in-depth look at each team within each group in the build up to this summer’s championship.  We begin with Group A, the home of the host nation, France, as well as Switzerland, Romania …

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Football Fourfold: Turn €10 Into €500 With This Promising Punt

football SWANSEA, WALES - FEBRUARY 13: Shane Long of Southampton celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Southampton at Liberty Stadium on February 13, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Football fans face a financially challenging summer (although we’re not complaining). Following your country across France for Euro 2016 is the dream ticket for any self-respecting supporter, but such an expedition does come at a cost. Campervans, as many of you may have realised by now, do not come cheap but we are Pundit Arena are here to help. The bookies’ have …

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VIDEO: Arsenal’s Szczesny Nutmegged Twice In 5 Seconds During Poland Training

Arsenal’s goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was embarrassed not once, but twice, by two nutmegs in the space of five seconds at Poland training recently. During a rondo, the Arsenal stopper illustrated his lack of defensive skills as his outfield counterparts easily passed the ball through his legs. The 25-year-old had had enough following the second nutmeg and scuppered off to the dugout …

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Is The Circus Surrounding The Irish Team Affecting Its Performances?

Since May 26, off-field stories have dominated the headlines as the Irish international football team prepared for their Euro 2016 qualifier with Scotland. On May 26, three days before the Fifa election in which Sepp Blatter was to win another term as FIFA President, John Delaney took to the moral high ground and announced that he, and the FAI, would …

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VIDEO: Gibraltar vs Germany – A Nail-Filing Encounter

Germany were easy winners over Gibraltar in their European Championships qualifier last night, winning 7-0. One of the lighter moments during this demolition job was when a camera focused in on Germany boss Joachim Low. With his side 4-0 up and cruising just ten minutes into the second period, the 55-year-old thought it as good a time as any to file …

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