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Simon O'Keeffe

Simon O'Keeffe
Simon is a football writer here at Pundit Arena. You can contact him at [email protected], or through the Twitter link below

World Cup 2018: All 32 Teams Previewed Group-By-Group

World Cup

The World Cup comes roaring into life on Thursday afternoon, as four years of hard work all boils down to a month-long tournament for the 32 teams involved. Defending champions Germany are among the favourites to retain their trophy, but look set to be pushed all the way by the likes of Brazil and France. Spain will also be there …

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World Cup 2018 Preview: Group G – England And Belgium Battle It Out For Top Spot

World Cup

Our 2018 World Cup group-by-group preview takes us to Group G, featuring Belgium, England, Tunisia and Panama. England and Belgium come into this tournament with varying degrees of supporter expectation (which could work for or against them) but with a common demand for progression to the next round, while Tunisia and Panama are the group outsiders aiming to cause an upset. …

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World Cup 2018 Preview: Group D – Messi’s Last Chance Of Glory?

World Cup Group D

Our World Cup group-by-group preview turns to Groud D, featuring Nigeria, Croatia, Iceland and 2014 finalists Argentina. This looks to be one of the harder groups to call, as the two favourites have major faults to detract from their strengths, while the two underdogs might prove to be that bit too limited.   Argentina FIFA Ranking (June 2018): 5th Best World …

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England Slip To Two-Year Low In Latest World Rugby Rankings

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 09: Eddie Jones, the England head coach, shakes hands with team captain Owen Farrell (R) after their defeat during the first test match between South Africa and England at Elllis Park on June 9, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

England’s poor form in 2018 has seen them slip out of the World Rugby rankings top three. Eddie Jones’ side began their South African tour with a 42-39 defeat to the Springboks in Johannesburg – their fourth test defeat in a row – and having fallen behind Ireland earlier in the year, England have slipped below Australia into fourth place. It is …

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