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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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World Cup success would settle the greatest of all-time debate

The ongoing World Cup in Qatar has sparked inevitable talk about who is the greatest player of all-time (G.O.A.T.) – Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Television pundits have been wading into the debate during World Cup broadcasts, while fans have filled social media with their thoughts on the matter. In an amusing turn of events, football betting site Betway went a step further by enlisting the services of a team of goats to determine who is football’s G.O.A.T. They ignored…
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Ranked: The ten most followed stars of the Qatar 2022 World Cup

The World Cup in Qatar has a host of stars representing their nations. Some of these players do not just star on the field; they also have a massive following worldwide. Nowadays, a person’s popularity is gauged by the number of followers they have on social media. Using the same yardstick, let’s look at the ten most followed stars of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. 10. Robert Lewandowski Country: Poland Club: BarcelonaLewandowski established himself as one of the best strikers…
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Mbappe and Haaland in a race to beat Ronaldo and Messi

With Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the latter stages of their illustrious careers, football needs some new superstars to replace them. Given their respective goalscoring exploits to date, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Braut Haaland are destined to do just that. Ronaldo and Messi are the only players to rack up more than a century of goals in the Champions League, but Mbappe and Haaland are well on course to emulate them. A quick look at the sportsbooks featured on…
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Could the FIFA World Cup return to South America?

The FIFA World Cup has been held by European countries for the past 16 years; Italy, Spain, Germany and France have each won its last four editions. Going into this year's event in Qatar, there are extremely realistic hopes held mainly by Brazil and Argentina that the trophy could finally return to South America. https://twitter.com/brfootball/status/1572216077261705217 Brazil may hold the continent's greatest chance: in  Bodog's FIFA World Cup betting markets, for example, they are currently priced as the 9/2 favourites to lift the…
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Football players to look out for in the Qatar World Cup

The group stage draws for the next FIFA World Cup have been picked.  One of the biggest sports events in the world is coming up soon.  If the FIFA World Cup went to Qatar, we couldn't have it in the summer because of the country's weather and climate. So, the tournament will happen in November or December this year. That being said, we anticipate the same level of sporting excellence from the FIFA World Cup. Punters and fans are also…
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Potential Golden Boot winners at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

The Golden Boot is one of the most prestigious individual football accolades in the world aside from the Ballon D’Or. It is awarded to the player with the most goals in a FIFA World Cup tournament. Originally it was called the Golden Shoe award, but the name was changed in 2010. Legendary players such as Ronaldo, Davor Suker, Gary Lineker and Thomas Muller have all claimed the trophy, but who could win it this year in Qatar? In this article,…
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Has Lionel Messi begun to lose his lustre?

Lionel Messi has become an extremely familiar name in the football community. Partially stemming from his stellar performances when playing for FC Barcelona, some even consider him to be the best competitor in the history of the sport. Of course, statistics do not lie in this sense. He was a lynchpin of the Barcelona team and many home fans were understandably disappointed when he failed to renew his contract. However, this actually made a significant amount of sense. Messi is…
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The world’s highest-paid football players in 2021-22

The 2021-22 football season is nearly over for the major leagues in Europe. The ensuing offseason is likely to see large amounts of money handed out to star players for their services. Kylian Mbappe is the biggest star that could cash-in in the 2022 offseason, but he may not be the only big-name player to move clubs. Marcus Rashford, Neymar, and even Mohamed Salah could be on the move. Yet, none of those names are among the world’s highest-paid football…
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Football boot stats – Best boots by player performance 2021

The 2021 Ballon d’Or awards sparked plenty of controversy, with many people arguing that Robert Lewandowski should have beaten Lionel Messi to the prize. The annual award run by French magazine France Football celebrates the best footballer over the past year, and Messi finished marginally ahead of Lewandowski in the final vote. This is the seventh time the Argentinian striker has won the award, putting him two clear of Cristiano Ronaldo in the standings. We take a look at the…
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