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Portrait of an iconic manager – Sir Bobby Robson

Sir Bobby Robson is regarded amongst one of the best managers that England has produced. A forward in his playing days, Robson went on to manage in several major European countries, something that not many English managers are willing to try. And in doing so, he achieved success too. Robson started his playing career with Fulham in the old English ...

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Football’s Biggest Controversies – the hand of God

If there was one match that summed up Diego Maradona, then Argentina’s quarter-final clash against England at the 1986 World Cup at the Estadio Azetca in Mexico would be it. In the 51st minute of the encounter, Maradona after a typical mazy run from the midfield that saw him go past three English players, played a diagonal pass to Jorge ...

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Betting: Euro 2016 semi-finalists

France When you have Hugo Lloris in goal, centre-back options include Laurent Koscielny, Raphael Varane and Kurt Zouma, in midfield you can call upon the likes of Paul Pogba, Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi and up front Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Kingsley Coman, then no wonder you are likely to be amongst the top favourites to finish amongst the top ...

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Betting: Euro 2016 Finalists

France The host nation is the pre-tournament favourites to win the Henri Delaunay trophy this summer. France are placed in a relatively easy group alongside Switzerland, Romania and Albania and are strong favourites to win all three group games on their way to the round of 16. A strong team under the management of a hard taskmaster in Didier Deschamps ...

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Euro 2016: How far can England reach in France?

England enjoyed a remarkable Euro 2016 qualifying campaign as they won all of their ten games to finish with 30 points. They ended up scoring 31 goals at a rate of more than three per game and conceded a mere three to have a fantastic goal difference of +28. However, critics did try to devalue the great run by pointing ...

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UEFA Euro 2016 contenders: England

If there is one thing that has remained consistent for England on the biggest of stages in the recent past, it is that they have been poor. England have consistently failed to live up to the expectations at major tournaments and their capitulation at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was painful for their supporters. The Three Lions were in ...

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