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European Football
Nations League: Is it a major trophy if England win?
17:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

As Susanna Hoffs would sing, it was a Manic Monday in football terms. The day began like too many Mondays when Southampton sacked manager Mark Hughes. It ended on a sweeter note when England drew the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League draw.…

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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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World Cup Round of 16: Sweden and Switzerland battle for the title of most underrated
08:30 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

The penultimate round of 16 game will witness Sweden lock horns with Switzerland in the 67,000 capacity Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.   This will be the two nations 29th meeting, but it's their first in a…

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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…

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World Cup Group E: Switzerland must keep Costa Rica on mat to reach knockout rounds
12:30 Wednesday 27th June 2018

After a 1-1 draw with Brazil and a comeback victory over rivals Serbia, last week, Switzerland will feel quietly confident about their chances of qualifying from a tough group where all but one team can still advance and the standings…

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World Cup Group E: It doesn't get easier for Serbia or Switzerland
12:30 Friday 22nd June 2018

Group E. It stands for…ecstasy, elation and emotion. These two European sides are looking to secure safe passage to the round of 16 in their second games of the tournament. Serbia made their return to the World Cup after failing to qualify…

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World Cup Group E: Brazil v Switzerland could be magic
12:30 Sunday 17th June 2018

With the tournament already underway, Brazil and Switzerland play their first game at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-On-Don. The 7 pm UK start is the second contest in Group E. Costa Rica and Switzerland will have completed their afternoon match.…

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Russia 2018 World Cup Preview: Group E
12:30 Tuesday 12th June 2018

Group E could be the most enthralling group in the competition thanks to the diversity of the four teams involved. Brazil's technical wizardry, Costa Rica's relentless fight, high-flying Switzerland, and defensively sound Serbia, who…

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World Cup: Ranking the 32 nations based on squad strength
08:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

The FIFA World Cup is upon us. All participating nations have revealed their contingents. Squad strength doesn't guarantee success but what if it did? Who would be the world champion. Who would be the first to bow out? Here’s…

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2018 FIFA World Cup: Analysing the draw
19:55 Friday 1st December 2017

The 2018 FIFA World Cup draw is now official and all eight groups have been confirmed. Let's take a quick look to analyse which team had better luck in the first round. Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay Russia and Uruguay clearly…

Opinion
World Cup Playoffs: European predictions
08:00 Tuesday 7th November 2017

The World Cup Playoffs are edging closer; the battle lines are drawn. We've got four ties to look forward to, each with its own uniqueness. Expect heartache, drama and, as always, one controversial moment which will change a game. Between the…

Opinion
Will Irish eyes be smiling after the World Cup Playoffs?
18:00 Saturday 21st October 2017

On Tuesday afternoon the whole island of Ireland stopped what it was doing for a few minutes to turn its attention to Zurich, Switzerland to see what the draw for the 2018 World Cup Playoffs had in store for both the Republic of Ireland and…

World Cup
Portugal 2-0 Switzerland: 3 talking points
13:30 Wednesday 11th October 2017

Portugal went head-to-head with Switzerland in a winner takes all World Cup qualifying showdown. Everything was on the line in an enthralling encounter. Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal eventually ran out 2-0 winners in a tight match between two…

Opinion
The biggest winners of the international break
18:00 Monday 14th November 2016

BrazilRemember the Estadio Mineirão stadium in Belo Horizonte? That was the site where Brazil got humiliated 7-1 by Germany in the 2014 world cup semi-final. Since then, the Brazilian national team has avoided the Estadio Mineirão like a plague…

Opinion
What will Granit Xhaka bring to Arsenal?
18:15 Thursday 21st July 2016

  " Xhedan Shaqiri is the best talent in Switzerland...after Xhaka." Thorsten Fink (former Basel coach)The 23-year old Swiss midfielder has gone from relative obscurity straight into Arsenal twitter stardom. Born in Basel with Albanian parents,…

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