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Watch: FIFA Reveal Ten ‘Goal Of The Year’ Puskas Award Contenders

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain - November 8: Barcelona's Neymar Jr cellebrating his second score during the football spanish league match between FC Barcelona and Villarreal CF at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on November 8, 2015 (Photo by Miquel Llop/NurPhoto) (Photo by NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

FIFA has revealed the ten contenders set to battle it out for this year’s Puskas Award. The honour, which will see (among others) Barcelona teammates Neymar and Lionel Messi battle it out for their respective strikes to be crowned the best of 2016. Along with the South American duo, Wales and West Bromwich Albion striker Hal Robson-Kanu is one of the more …

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Ireland And Scotland Rise As World Rugby Release Latest Rankings

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 19: Sean O'Brien of Ireland (L) gets away from Beau Barrett of New Zealand (R) during the International match between Ireland and New Zealand All Blacks at Aviva Stadium on November 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The World Rankings are particularly relevant this season, as in a few month’s time they will be used to determine the seedings for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Therefore, the scraps to finish in the top four and indeed the top eight are intensifying. To this end, there are significant movers in Ireland as Scotland, as they both move into …

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Eight Things We Learned From A Dire Wales Performance

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 05: Rob Howley, the Wales head coach looks on during the International match between Wales and Australia at the Principality Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

That Wales’ players celebrated wildly after Sam Davies put over an 80th minute drop goal to beat Japan said it all. Minutes later the realisation that they had scarcely deserved to beat a Japan side that leaked 54 points against Argentina two weeks before, was etched upon the Welsh players’ faces. Wales have hit rock bottom. Sam Warburton’s cliche ridden …

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Rob Howley Makes 10 Changes To Wales Team To Face Japan

Wales v Australia - International Match

Wales take on Japan in Cardiff on Saturday. After claiming a tight 24-20 win over Argentina last Saturday, Wales have made 10 changes to their side for Saturday’s tie with Japan. Wales had come in for a great deal of criticism following their tame 32-8 defeat at the hands of Australia earlier this month, but managed to reassert themselves as against the …

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Ireland Could Be Set For Huge Jump Up The Fifa World Rankings

Seamus Coleman Ireland

A good year for Ireland is turning into a great year for Ireland. Irish football is in dreamland at present. After going over 14 years between 2001 and 2015 without defeating a higher-ranked opponent in a competitive fixture, the Boys in Green have now vanquished Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy and now Austria in little over a year. A thoroughly …

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Football’s British And Irish ‘Lions’ XI

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 12: Gareth Bale of Wales (r) in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Serbia at Cardiff City Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Ireland and Wales are in the same World Cup qualification group, as are England and Scotland. Therefore yet another hypothetical fantasy team is necessary. So, what would football’s equivalent of a British and Irish Lions team look like? Goalkeeper: Fraser Forster (Southampton) A few mistakes don’t make a bad goalkeeper but for Joe Hart the mistakes have kept coming. His …

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Andy Goode Column: South Africa Can Take Advantage Of England’s Vulnerabilities

Barbarians v South Africa - Killik Cup

Although Ireland’s performance against New Zealand seemed to set the northern hemisphere nations up for a crack at their distinguished guests from south of the equator, Wales left a lot to be desired last weekend. While Ireland were accurate in everything they did in Chicago, Wales were sloppy against Australia. Their defence was porous and their error count stratospheric. Some …

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