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Olivier Giroud in fantasy land
12:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

It just keeps getting better for Olivier Giroud. After becoming a World Cup winner with France despite failing to score a goal in Russia last summer, the former Arsenal striker proved he hasn't lost his scoring touch in the Europa League.…

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Forget possession stats; Counterattack rules Russia 2018
15:30 Monday 9th July 2018

The end is in sight. The most anticipated and publicized football event on the planet is reaching its zenith. What will you do with your life after next week? Oh, right, the transfer window. This has been a World Cup that has lived…

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Russia 2018: The underdogs World Cup
12:30 Saturday 7th July 2018

For the first time since anyone can remember, the lowest ranked team coming into a FIFA World Cup will play in the quarter-final. Don’t pour hate and disdain on FIFA rankings, Russia 2018 has been a World Cup for the underdogs. They’ve…

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World Cup Quarterfinal: Croatia look to crash Russia's party
08:30 Saturday 7th July 2018

Russia and Croatia were two of the dark horses heading into the World Cup. Both were in promising groups. Progression was the only major expectation from either. Now, they are set to play a World Cup quarterfinal. The match is set for the Fisht…

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Mario Fernandes: The Brazilian living his World Cup dream with Russia
15:30 Friday 6th July 2018

Brazilians perceive the FIFA World Cup as a birthright. Every four years, the Selecao embark on the competition among the huge favourites. Most youngsters would do anything to play a part. Not Mario Fernandes, however. The defender is realising…

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Equal Time: England now have a clear path to the World Cup
09:00 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

As Russia celebrated and Spain wept, England should have been watching with extreme interest. Ignore the doubters and naysayers. Russia’s shock victory has handed the Three Lions their best chance of reaching a World Cup final in 28 years.…

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Equal Time: England have their work cut out to get to the World Cup
08:00 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Many people believe England are a top candidate to win the World Cup. Even more so now that powerhouses Spain, Argentina and Germany are out. The phrase “it’s coming home” is making the rounds on social media. One needs to…

Premier League
How can Leicester City get the best from Ahmed Musa?
15:00 Monday 2nd July 2018

Ahmed Musa has been a ghost at Leicester City. The Nigeria international vanished more often than not in this season's first stanza. If not for Russia, there still wouldn't be any trace of him. Six months at CSKA Moscow proved…

World Cup
African teams at the World Cup: a tale of knockouts
15:30 Sunday 1st July 2018

FIFA hosted its first major tournament in 1930. No African nation was willing to fund a Football Federation let alone the long-distance trip to Uruguay. Many weren’t even interested in football at the time. That notion changed…

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World Cup Round of 16: Can hosts Russia withstand 2010 champions Spain?
08:30 Sunday 1st July 2018

The third of eight World Cup last 16 games pits Spain against Russia in the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, on Sunday afternoon.  La Roja reached this stage by topping Group B, despite mixed performances in their three matches. Meanwhile, the…

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Japan qualifying on FairPlay is a footballing outrage
12:30 Saturday 30th June 2018

If you’re ever lucky enough to visit Japan, one thing will strike you more than the dazzling architecture, natural beauty and cultural history. The Japanese people, by and large, are the politest in the world. Just as their football team…

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Russia 2018: World Cup Group Stage Best XI
17:30 Friday 29th June 2018

So the World Cup group stages have been completed, the last 16 decided. There has been a hatful of goals, controversies aplenty and enough VAR to last a lifetime; as far as most are concerned anyway...  Amid the drama, several…

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Surprise! Russia show up for their own World Cup Party
15:30 Friday 29th June 2018

This World Cup hasn’t disappointed. Notable highlights thus far include the introduction of VAR, Spain and Portugal’s thrilling 3-3 draw, Argentina’s near capitulation, and Germany surrendering their crown before the knockout…

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World Cup Group A: Is injury or avoiding Spain the priority for Uruguay and Russia?
09:30 Monday 25th June 2018

Group A draws to a close on Monday afternoon, and there's not a huge amount left to play for with Egypt and Saudi Arabia already eliminated. The only remaining question is who will top the group between Russia or Uruguay? The teams…

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The good and no-good dirty low down on each group for World Cup Match Day 3
08:00 Monday 25th June 2018

Nothin' you can't handle Nothin' you ain't got Put your money on the table  And drive it off the lot Turn on that old love light  And turn a "maybe" to a "yes" Same old schoolboy game got you into…