Monthly Archives: Jul 2018

The UEFA Nations League, an internationals revolution?

With the marvellous Russian FIFA World Cup having just ended, attention is now turning to the new international competition which will begin in September 2018: the UEFA Nations League. This competition, which involves the 55 member associations of UEFA, aims to replace international friendlies but has elicited mixed reactions from club managers, national coaches and the public. (more…)
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5 football betting mistakes to avoid

As betting on football is one of the most popular gambling-related hobbies practically all over the world, one would think that it should be easy and straightforward. After all, it is all about predicting the correct outcome of the match, right? Unfortunately, it is not that simple and while some bettors are highly successful, the majority of them never see a return on their investment. There are many factors that determine whether you will make a profit while betting on…
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VAR: the new referee in World Cup group matches

With the end of the group phase of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it is possible to make an initial summary of the utilisation of the video assistant referee (VAR) in Russia. Although the new technology allows the correction of some errors, it also brought some new controversies. In this article, the most important uses of the VAR during the first two weeks of the competition are highlighted and we suggest how the competition would have progressed without VAR. (more…)
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