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Parma: story of greatness and decline

When a club disappears from the world of football, it is always a heavy blow. In the UK and France for instance, clubs like Wimbledon FC, Accrington FC, Sedan, Le Mans, or Evian-Thonon-Gaillard (to a certain degree) are a part of such.  A disaster for the fans, workers, but also for the economic and cultural activities of the city or region. If these examples stated here are about less prestigious clubs, the same tragedy can also affect a football institution.…
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Mohamed Salah called out for diving

Liverpool have yet to secure a place in the top four of the Premier League this season.  That is the minimal aim and if the club fail to beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final and fall out of the top four, there will be no Champions League football at Anfield next season. (more…)
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2018 World Cup in Russia: stonewall defences

Over the many decades that the greatest sporting event in the world has taken place, a common trend has developed among the champions: the deployment of a stern defence. Germany and Italy have each won the World Cup four times, often built upon a staunch back line. Despite the praise often going to the flair-filled attackers, many of Brazil’s five World Cup wins have come from strong defending that allows the forwards to express themselves. So now, with the 21st World…
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Five big things to watch for in the 2018 World Cup

The 2018 World Cup in Russia promises to be a footballing extravaganza, with numerous nations in with a realistic chance of claiming the sport's most prestigious trophy. Five-time winners Brazil will fancy their chances of success, while the likes of Germany, Spain, France and Argentina should also put up a strong showing. Hosts Russia kick-off the tournament on June 14 against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, with the final scheduled to take place at the same venue…
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The five things that will definitely happen in Russia

Russia will throw up a whole heap of surprises this summer. The host nation themselves will be desperate to cause a stir in Group A and make it to the latter stages, while elsewhere it’ll be a battle between the big boys, with the odd shock in between. (more…)
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2018 World Cup Travel Tips

Excitement is growing in football circles as the 2018 World Cup in Russia looms large on the horizon. Five-time winners Brazil and holders Germany are amongst the favourites with fans to claim the trophy, but numerous other nations hold a realistic chance of securing football's top prize. (more…)
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Liverpool and Arsenal chasing European glory for England

Liverpool and Arsenal each face tricky looking ties as they bid to reach the finals of their respective European competitions this season. Jurgen Klopp's side have been drawn against Roma in the last four of the Champions League, while the Gunners will face Atletico Madrid in the Europa League. Read on as we take a look at their chances of progressing to Europe's top club finals. (more…)
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How statistics can be useful for a football fan

You can say that every observable thing in the universe can be described and explained by maths. This approach has certainly become a powerful tool in the process of getting to know our world. Football is no exception here, as the numbers in sports are gaining more significance every year, especially when the discipline is ruled more and more by the money factor and its implications. Crunching those numbers can tell us a lot about our favourite teams and players.…
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