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Terror Attacks in Brussels Cast A Shadow Over Euro 2016

PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 12: The UEFA European championships 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 Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

On Friday 13th of November last year, the world came to a standstill as all over the globe people tuned into their TV sets, checked the internet or listened to their radios as the news filtered in of the Paris attacks. Today, our eyes turn to Brussels, as the world collectively gathers with a heavy heart. Being based in Ireland, this writer noticed …

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4 Reasons Why Liverpool Need To Win The Europa League

16 May 2001: Robbie Fowler lifts the trophy as Liverpool win the UEFA Cup Final between Liverpool and Deportivo Alaves at the Westfallenstadion, Dortmund, Germany. Mandatory Credit: Gary M. Prior/ALLSPORT

The Europa League in modern times is often seen as not being important to many clubs across Europe. The Champions League is the tournament that every club wants to compete in and every player wants to play in, which has made the difficult Europa League less competitive. UEFA have in recent times decided to allow the winner of the Europa …

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The Incredible Renaissance Of Leicester City Boss Claudio Ranieri

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: (Editors notes: This image has been converted to black and white.) Claudio Ranieri of Leicester City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at The King Power Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is on the brink of making English footballing history. David O’Connell looks at how he’s got there and who he’s done it with.  “I don’t know where they’ll go, Dubai maybe?” Ranieri said to a group of reporters after his side’s loss to Arsenal recently. The Premier League leaders conceded a 94th minute goal to lose to …

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Video: Who Are The 7 Most Prolific Strikers Across Europe’s Top Leagues This Season?

of Augsburg battles for the ball with of Muenchen during the Bundesliga match between FC Augsburg and FC Bayern Muenchen at WWK Arena on February 14, 2016 in Augsburg, Germany.

The most recent Ballon d’Or award was dominated by La Liga superstars such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. However, this doesn’t mean that the world of football is currently being dominated by these three La Liga world beaters, as there has been many lethal goalscorers making a huge impact across Europe this season. Wondering who these goalscorers may …

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Ex-England Stalwart Dismisses His Country’s Euro 2016 Chances

KAUNAS, LITHUANIA - OCTOBER 12: Roy Hodgson manager of England looks on prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying Group E match between Lithuania and England at LFF Stadionas on October 12, 2015 in Kaunas, Lithuania. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Despite a comfortable qualifying campaign, Rio Ferdinand has disregarded the likelihood of England advancing further than the quarter-finals in this summer’s European Championships in France. England were pitted in a relatively pedestrian group in qualification. Their closest rivals being Switzerland, who would finish nine points behind Roy Hodgson’s team, were dismissed in Basel in the group’s first round of games …

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Republic Of Ireland Record Significant Ranking Milestone As Euros Excitement Builds

during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier play off, second leg match between Republic of Ireland and Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium on November 16, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

The feel-good factor surrounding the Republic of Ireland team has shown no signs of abating, especially after FIFA’s release of the latest world rankings. One place behind Northern Ireland in 29th place, Martin O’Neill’s side have broken into the top thirty on the back of an impressive back-end to their qualification campaign, ahead of the European Championships in France this summer. While the relevance of …

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Pictures: Check Out Barcelona’s Beautiful 2016/17 Home Kit Design

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JANUARY 17: Neymar of FC Barcelona scores his team's second goal past Eneko Boveda (C) and Iago Herrerin of Athletic Club the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Athletic Club de Bilbao at Camp Nou on January 17, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona enraged a significant portion of their supporters last year by switching Barca’s famed vertical stripes to horizontal for the 2015/16 campaign.  Now, however, the powers that be at Barca and Nike have seen sense and returned the classic blue and red stripes to their more familiar orientation ahead of next season. Thanks to Footyheadlines.com, we can now have a sneak peak at what …

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Real Madrid President Florentino Perez Is Holding The Club Back

So the inevitable has come to fruition, Rafa Benitez, a manager that should never have been appointed at the Bernabeu, has been sacked. Many predicted he would struggle to last the season, he’s only barely lasted half. The replacement? One of the greatest players ever to grace the game in Zinedine Zidane, but ‘player’ is the key word as Zidane …

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No Room For Messi, Neymar & Suarez In Champions League Group Stage XI

Barcelona trio Leo Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez have had a tremendous year together, breaking all kinds of records but all three failed to make UEFA’s Champions League team of the group stage, despite scoring ten goals and providing seven assists between them. Messi and Neymar have both been nominated for this year’s Ballon d’Or but do not feature in …

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Midtjylland’s Official Twitter Account’s Reaction To Drawing Manchester United Was Just Fantastic

FC Midtjylland drawing Manchester United in the last 32 of the Europa League marks a significant point in the Superliga side’s short history.  This may be part of the reason why Midtjylland’s Twitter team reacted in the way they did today after hearing they’d be making the journey to Old Trafford. From starting out in the Danish second tier to going on the …

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Video: Scholes Was Highly Critical Of Manchester United’s Martial After Dull PSV Stalemate

Paul Scholes is quickly earning a reputation as a pundit who will not hold back, even when discussing his old club, Manchester United. The legendary midfielder knows a thing or two about how strikers should ordinarily play having supplied countless through balls to some of the world’s greats, and he feels Anthony Martial still has a lot to learn to become …

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Video: Mourinho Makes Promise To Chelsea Fans After Kiev Win

Chelsea showed character tonight to dig out a win over Dynamo Kiev and manager Jose Mourinho was clearly touched by the support he received from the home crowd throughout the night when speaking after the game. The Portuguese boss has been under immense pressure of late and he was quick to acknowledge the fans who are supporting him in spite …

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Beating Bayern Is Not Enough On Its Own – Arsenal Must Get Tougher To Succeed

It must be an incredibly frustrating experience being an Arsenal fan. That the same team are capable of destroying Manchester United and Bayern Munich yet capitulating against Olympiacos and Dinamo Zagreb all within a few weeks of each other must be exasperating. Nothing about Arsenal’s Champions League campaign this term makes sense, and although they are still fighting an uphill battle …

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