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England Expected Starting XI Vs Switzerland

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England face arguably their toughest qualification game tonight as they go up against Switzerland who reached the last sixteen of this year’s World Cup. We look at the starting XI that Hodgson is likely to go with in tonight’s crucial match. GK: Joe Hart There is no doubt that the Manchester City stopper is Roy Hodgson’s number one option and the …

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Everton: Naismith Proving His Worth Domestically & Internationally

Everton striker Steven Naimsith may not have scored in Scotland’s opening Euro 2016 qualifier last night but he has proved that both domestically and internationally he is very dangerous in front of goal. Ikechi Anya almsot grabbed the headlines last night in Dortmund. His goal would have made it a famous Scotland draw against Germany but Thomas Muller capitalised on some poor Scottish defending to win the …

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Who Can Fill The Void Left By Richard Dunne?

Richard Dunne has announced his retirement from international football after representing Ireland at senior level for the past 14 years, which includes 80 caps and eight goals. Dunne, now 34, has been pivotal to the success of the Irish team since making his debut in 2000 during a friendly match with Greece. With the Irish national team going through a …

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How Did Belgium Create Their Golden Generation?

Belgium are currently listed as the eighth favourites to win this year’s World Cup at odds of 22/1 with Paddy Power. They are currently sitting above the likes of England, Portugal and Uruguay in the bookies  as their young and talented squad have increased the expectations of the Belgian fans. This increase in big name stars and young talent has …

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Gibraltar’s Long Road to Europe’s Top Table

Sunday, the 23rd of February was an important date for Irish football fans. It was the day when Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side began to map out their route to Euro 2016 as the draw for the qualifiers took place in Nice. With the expanded 24-team format for the finals in two years time, the nation will expect qualification …

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Belgium: The new footballing superpower

International football is said to represent the pinnacle of any football player’s career. When one casts a thought over the true powerhouses of international football, teams such as Brazil, Argentina, England, Germany, spring to mind. Pele, Maradona, Hurst, Beckenbauer, the list of truly great footballers is one that is dominated by players from the traditional ‘superpowers’ of international football. However, football …

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