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Major occurrences at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

There were so many exciting moments throughout the 2022 FIFA World Cup, including significant upsets, incredible goal quality, and many issues that surrounded the competition. Ultimately, Argentina won the title for the third time overall and for the first time in the outstanding player Lionel Messi's career. With 7 goals and 3 assists, Messi not only took home the Golden Ball for the competition, but he also played a major role in his team's triumph. By winning the World Cup,…
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Two massive shocks at the 2022 World Cup finals and why more are yet to come

Though the 2022 FIFA World Cup is only a few days old, it’s already delivered two massive upsets that have shaken world football to its very core. Though much of the talk ahead of the finals in Qatar revolved around issues off the field of play, it’s now very much the action between the first and final whistle that is front and center. The tournament’s group stage has thrown up early surprises, and more are sure to come; if you’d…
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Key stats from Japan’s famous victory against Germany

"Japan soccer concept. National team play" (CC BY 2.0) by focusonmore.com The 2022 FIFA World Cup lived up to its billing as soon as it began, with some of the most famous upsets in the tournament's history occurring within days of each other. One such result was when Japan beat four-time World Cup champions Germany 2-1 in the group stages. Germany had taken the lead in the first half thanks to a penalty converted by Ilkay Gundogan before Japan’s Ritsu…
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Euro 2021 winner predictions

The 2021 European Championship is approaching rapidly as the 2020/21 season in club football edges to a close. Euro 2021 is so close you can almost feel it, as fans across the Old Continent gear up for a feast of football. Reigning champions Portugal will try to stun Europe again as they did in 2016. But several questions require answers.  Can England end 60 years of pain? The odds for Euro 2021 certainly suggest so. Can Belgium justify the number…
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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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