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The three teams who could steal France’s World Cup crown

The next FIFA World Cup is less than two years away and, though much of the attention has been on Qatar’s preparations for staging the tournament, including the rapid construction of stadiums and more controversial issues like working conditions, there is also the small matter of the action on the pitch. Defending champions are France, who overcame an energetic Croatian effort in the 2018 Final thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and an own goal from…
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World Cup early tips and bets

No country has retained the World Cup since Brazil in 1962, but Germany arguably have the best chance since then of lifting football’s most coveted trophy for a second consecutive time. Joachim Low’s side admittedly failed to add the European crown to their world title in 2016, but their international set-up is so strong that they could afford to give most of their best players last summer off and still capture the dress-rehearsal Confederations Cup. Not only that, but the…
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European World Cup qualifying: the road to Russia

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia. For teams that are members of UEFA, there are thirteen available slots not including Russia. As the World Cup host, Russia will be given an automatic berth. As you know, there are dozens of teams that are members of UEFA, and all will be competing for just over a dozen spots in the Cup. They will all have to compete in the European qualifying rounds. (more…)
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