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Nicklas Bendtner – The Lord Abdicates Yet Again

Nicklas Bendtner, the fallen lord

A correct combination of potential, skill, self-belief and confidence can prove to be key for succeeding in football, proven by Cristiano Ronaldo or Zlatan Ibrahimovic for example. However, not every player is destined to be as these two mentioned, which is why we need to draw the line between belief ...

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Does Balotelli have any hope of playing in the Euros?

Mario Balotelli

“Balotelli Svogliato e Fuori Forma: Per C” (CC BY 2.0) by  NazionaleCalcio  Mario Balotelli, once such an exciting prospect, has suffered a massive fall from grace in recent years. His form and fitness have left a lot to be desired and his position at the forefront of Italy’s attack at Euro 2016 is ...

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Can Germany challenge for Euro 2016 trophy?

Low selects provisional Germany Euro 2016 squad

Even though the Nationalelf had a rather successful campaign during the Euro 2016 qualifiers, it seems that they are simply not the same team which hammered the Brazilians in the World Cup semi-finals. Joachim Low is having problems filling up certain positions in the team due to retirements, injuries and ...

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National Team Rejects: Serie A Edition

National Team Rejects: Serie A Edition

In order to continue our story about players who are still looking for a proper shot in their respective national teams, we need to move from England to Appenine Peninsula and visit the Serie A for a while. Lots of controversy was made about Conte’s decision to involve several non-Italian ...

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Time for the final lecture, Professor?

Time for the last lecture, Professor?

I first started watching Premier League as a toddler, during the late 1990’s, thanks to my uncle, a big fan of English football, who was amazed by a certain French manager who completely changed the appearance of once boring Arsenal. It was 1998, the famous year of Arsene’s first double ...

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National Team Rejects: Premier League Edition

National Team Rejects: Premier League Edition

This weekend, as I jumped around the room while celebrating Dimitri Payet’s yet another miraculous goal for the Hammers, I couldn’t help but wonder – what the hell is Deschamps doing at the moment? The player that could be called the signing of the season in the Premier League, is ...

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25 Uncapped Players that May Go to Euro 2016

Euro 2016 Winner: Prediction & Betting Odds

The Euro 2016 finals are drawing closer and 24 national team coaches will use the May warm-up games to test few more footballers before they decide on the squad to take to the showpiece tournament. That means there is not a lot of time for uncapped players to stake their ...

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England spoilt for attacking options ahead of Euro 2016

Hodgson names England Euro 2016 squad

The Three Lions were the only team in the qualifying round which completed their campaign with a flawless record, mostly thanks to their outstanding efficiency during the spell, with three netted goals per game on average. It is a well-known fact that Albion usually lay an egg in big tournaments, ...

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World Cup 2018 Qualifying South America Live Blog

2018 World Cup Qualifiers South America Live Blog

Welcome to our live blog of the South American Zone of the 2018 World Cup Qualifying. This is where you can get latest updates from all 10 national team camps ahead of the March qualifiers, get your daily fix of team news, including injuries and suspensions, and check out the ...

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