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Best quotes about Robert Pires

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A member of the unbeaten Arsenal FC team of the 2003/04 English Premier League season, Robert Emmanuel Pires was also a World Cup and European Championship winner with the French national team. Voted by the Arsenal fans as the club’s sixth greatest player in history, we take a look at some of the best quotes about Robert Pires. Playing mainly ...

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Top quotes on Peter Bonetti

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One of the best goalkeepers to play in the English football league, Bonetti was a legendary figure at Chelsea FC, where he competed in 600 league games for the club. A member of the 1966 England World Cup winning squad, we take a look at some of the top quotes on Peter Bonetti. With a total of just over 20 ...

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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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Penalties – the ultimate tournament shoot-out (Part Two)

Continuing a look back at major international tournaments where the fianl was decided by a penalty shoot-out. For the first part, please click here. 2004 Copa América Brazil Argentina This weekend’s final of the Copa América between Brazil and Argentina is just the latest episode in the longest and fiercest rivalries in South American football. In 2004, when the tournament ...

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Penalties – the ultimate tournament shoot-out (Part One)

This Sunday, the finals of two international football; tournaments will take place. England will play Italy in the finals of the Euros at Wembley Stadium in London, whilst 6,000 miles away, Brazil will play Argentina at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. They both promise to be close matches, and fine margins may decide the outcome on the day. ...

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Opinion: N’Golo Kante should win the 2018 Ballon d’Or

Source We are roughly four months away from the decision of world football’s most prestigious, individual award: The Ballon D’Or. The shortlist will feature yet again, the games most glitzy, flamboyant and characterful superstars; the showmen who play the leading role, in their teams attacking, blockbuster production. The favourite again appears to be Juventus new man, Cristiano Ronaldo, which would further boost ...

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England’s chances of winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Logo by Unknown CC BY After the disappointment at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, many England fans will be looking forward to this summer’s World Cup Finals in Russia with some amount trepidation, if not outright dread. Losses against Italy and Uruguay and a draw against Costa Rica left the Three Lions floundering at the bottom of Group D ...

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Alternative World Cup predictions based on data needed to stream each match

UK mobile phone retailer Fonehouse has provided an alternative set of World Cup predictions based on the amount of data fans of the various teams will need to stream matches on their smartphones. And it is good news for fans of Argentina, Brazil, France, and Germany, whilst supporters of Gareth Southgate’s England face early disappointment. Fonehouse carried out comprehensive research on ...

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What Would Make a Successful World Cup for England?

Every national team has its issues with pressure, be it too much or too little, from their media outlets. However, few teams enter – and depart from – major tournaments with the frequency of existential crisis like the England national team do.  Back in the heyday of England’s second ‘golden generation’ of Beckham, Scholes, Gerrard, Lampard, Ferdinand et al, the ...

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