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Chelsea tracking Ecuador star

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Chelsea have had scouts at the Qatar World Cup and one of the players that has caught their eye has bene Ecuador defender Piero Hinchapie. The youngster is currently playing his club football in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen, and his form there has seen a number of other clubs across Europe track his progress, including London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham. ...

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United considering Pulisić loan move

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Manchester United are considering making an approach to sign Christian Pulisić on loan in January. Erik ten Hag wants a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo in his squad, and Pulisić may be available, with the US international failing to command a regular place at Stamford Bridge under Graham Potter. Since arriving in West London from Borussia Dortmund five years ago, injury ...

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The Most Memorable World Cup Matches

The World Cup is the most prestigious prize in international football and one of the biggest sporting events in the world. With some of the biggest names in football appearing at each tournament, it attracts billions of viewers every four years. In 2018, a record 3.572 billion people watched the Russia World Cup with a further 3,031,768 attending the matches ...

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The five best coaches at the World Cup in 2022

According to the latest betting, Brazil are the favourites to win the World Cup for what would be a record sixth time, followed by their South American neighbours and rivals, Argentina, and then the defending champions France and England. Costa Rica and Saudi Arabia are the rank outsiders. That does not necessarily mean that these teams necessarily have the best ...

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How to bet on the upcoming FIFA World Cup

In the coming weeks, literally billions of dollars will be bet on the World Cup in Qatar, in virtually every country where it is legal (and in many where, strictly speaking, it is against the law). According to FIFA, US $155 billion was bet on the last World Cup in Russia, a figure that is likely to be exceeded this ...

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Chilwell now World Cup doubt

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Chelsea full-back Ben Chilwell is the latest major injury doubt ahead of the World Cup. The 25 year old went down towards the end of Chelsea’s tie with Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions’ League on Wednesday, and then had to hobble off the pitch in tears with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. Later manager Graham Potter said that, ...

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Potential controversies we could expect from the World Cup 2022

The mecca of world football, the World Cup, is a magical celebration of the game. It takes place every four years, and it has been hosted in countries all over the globe. The team with the most wins is the formidable Brazilian team; they have lifted the Jules Rimet trophy five times. This year, they’re the favorites with most bookmakers, ...

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Last chance saloon beckons for World Cup hopefuls

With the World Cup in Qatar now looming on the horizon, time is running out for those hoping to be on the plane with their national squads for the tournament. Already most international team managers will have already decided on the core of their squads, and it is just one or two fringe players that still have yet to be ...

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They went to a match and never came back (Part Fifteen)

Continuing the series that looks at those thankfully rare times in football history when fans went to a football match but never made it home afterwards. (For Part One click here; Part Two here; Part Three here; Part Four here; Part Five here; Part Six here; Part Seven here;  Part Eight here; Part Nine here; Part Ten here, Part Eleven ...

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Portugal or Italy: Who would advance to 2022 World Cup

When Portugal and Italy were drawn in the same section pf the European play-offs, it confirmed the fears of fans of both countries, and also some neutrals. At least one of them will not appear in the World Cup finals this year. The European play-offs, which feature the ten teams that finished second in their qualifying groups, plus Austria and ...

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