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Ancelotti, Rafa & Why Real Madrid Are the Kardashians Of Football

Well at least they’re consistent. Just twelve months after winning Real Madrid’s first Champions League title since 2002, Carlo Ancelotti finds himself unemployed after the disgusting failure that is finishing in a pitiful second place behind Barcelona, arguably the best team in the world right now. Add to that the dismal catastrophe of only reaching this year’s Champions League semi-final. …

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Infographic: Messi Vs The ORIGINAL Ronaldo

The folks at Grup14  have compiled some stats comparing Leo Messi, currently the world’s greatest player, on form at least (sorry Cristiano fans) to the original, Brazilian Ronaldo. The man who once held the title of world’s greatest.      z

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Gigi Buffon’s All-Time Champions League XI

No Ronaldo? I mean really?? Well anyway here it is, Italian goalkeeping legend Gianluigi Buffon gives his all-time Champions League XI and it’s mighty impressive indeed.  There’s a decidedly Italian touch to this squad which may have something to do with Gigi being an Italian whose played in the Serie A for a very long time, but that’s just a …

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There Will Be Haters – Leo Messi Stars In Brand New Adidas Ad

You don’t become the greatest without a few haters. Messi stars in Adidas’ latest campaign.    The literally brand new advert is part of Adidas’ #ThereWillBeHaters Campaign. Already they’ve featured some suitably motivation inducing videos featuring Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez. But now it’s time for the greatest, Leo Messi.

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VIDEO: Juventus vs Borussia Dortmund Highlights

Last night football fans around the world were forced to make a tormenting decision: Manchester City vs Barcelona or Juventus vs Borussia Dortmund. Aguero vs Messi or Pirlo vs Kagawa. Well, in actual fact poor old Shinji was left on the bench (farce) so maybe it was more like Pirlo vs Reus… Nonetheless, what an absolute nightmare. What a selection …

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Fantasy Football: A La Liga XI Vs A Premier League XI

It’s Friday. We are giddy at Pundit Arena HQ and we started arguing about the best league in the world. The top to bottom strength of the Premier League or the ferocious power of the top 3 in La Liga? There was only one way to settle it…. A fencing match to the death. Alan and Jose Manuel Enrique Alberta …

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Enrique’s Empire Coming Apart At the Seams

Since being left out of the Barcelona starting line up for their 1-0 loss to Sociedad on Monday night, Lionel Messi has covered the pages of dailies across the globe. Rumours that the star player and the manager have fallen out have been rife and today, Enrique has even admitted that the Argentine magician may no longer be happy at …

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Clubs Appear To Be Rubbish At Valuing Soccer Transfer Fees

Yesterday’s CIES Football Observatory release of the latest transfer values of the the top 120 players shows only one thing. Transfer values in Soccer are CRAZY. The latest figures are in and CIES have valued the top 120 players. Some quick mental arithmetic puts the value of the top 10 players are  €919 million meaning all those oligarchs can breath a …

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Why Romario Was Better Than Lionel Messi Will Ever Be

Our Brazilian football expert argues that Romario was a better player than Lionel Messi will ever be and discusses his rationale for selecting his compatriot.  Warning: May contain strong bias. Actuallly, a truckload of bias. Discussions on who is/was the best football player of all times are endless. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and the beauty of this sport is that there …

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The Burning Issue for Each Remaining Team

And so we have our first rest day. After two weeks of excitement, controversy and, above all, goals, the identity of the last sixteen of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is now known. The fascinating thing about this tournament is that a clear favourite is yet to emerge. The hosts have been unimpressive, the reigning champions eliminated and the world’s …

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World Cup Preview – Group F

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15/06 Argentina v Bosnia and Herzegovina 23:00 (Rio) 16/06 Iran v Nigeria 20:00 (Curitiba) 21/06 Argentina v Iran 17:00 (Belo Horizonte) 21/06 Nigeria v Bosnia and Herzegovina 23:00 (Cuiaba) 25/06 Nigeria v Argentina 17:00 (Porto Alegre) 25/06 Bosnia and Herzegovina v Iran 17:00 (Salvador)   Argentina Best finish: Winners (1978, 1986) How they qualified: Finished 1st in CONMEBOL It was …

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