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Rankings Are Meaningless In Euro 2016 Qualifiers

Following the recent international break, Gavin Nolan discusses how the importance of rankings during the qualifying campaign for Euro 2016 is becoming meaningless when looking at the current group positions.  When organising the groups for most international tournaments, the governing body running the tournament will usually use the FIFA Ranking system to separate the teams. The use of this is …

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Barcelona Boss Luis Enrique Pleased With His Side

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique hailed the performance of his team in their 5-0 demolition of Levante on Sunday. Lionel Messi was on the scoresheet as well as Neymar, Ivan Rakitic, Ramirez and Pedro. This result puts Barcelona into top spot in the league for the time being and keeps their 100% record going from their four games so far. Enrique’s thoughts: Please …

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Real Madrid: Ancelotti – Ronaldo Doesn’t Need Rest

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti believes his star man Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t need a rest ahead of their next La Liga game. Real Madrid take on Elche in La Liga on Tuesday night at 8pm. Ronaldo has been in scintillating form already this season, scoring five goals in just three La Liga games to bring his total since joining Madrid to …

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Real Madrid Manager Coming Under Increasing Pressure

Real Madrid lost 2-1 to bitter rivals, Atletico Madrid at the weekend and now Carlo Ancelotti is sure to be under intense pressure as Los Blancos are already six points adrift of La Liga leaders Barcelona. This is Real Madrid’s second consecutive loss following a 4-2 defeat to Real Sociedad and with such influential players such Angel Di Maria and Xabi …

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Catalonia – The Greatest Team You’ve Never Seen

There are many great teams across the world of football, but is there an unknown team that could be better than any other? “Only people who have a state feel comfortable with their structures, with their national teams. In that case there is no politics. But in our case, I can’t support my national team – the Catalan national team …

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Three Reasons For The Downfall Of Tiki-Taka

Spain were comprehensively beaten 2-0 by Chile in their second group game in Brazil to join a  not-so-illustrious group of five World Cup holders that have bowed out at group stages. The Spanish have been the leading light in football over the last few years but the game against the Chileans signalled the end of a golden era in Spanish football …

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