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UEFA Nations League Finals Preview

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When it was first announced by UEFA, the Nations League sounded like a bit of a joke. Primarily a replacement for the meaningless friendlies that international sides play in between tournaments and qualifiers for those tournaments, it seemed a little daft at first. But after a successful, engaging and entertaining first year, it’s been a success. […]

A Look at the Next Round of Big Nations League Fixtures

Steve Charnock
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It’s ‘the most senseless competition in the world’, according to Jurgen Klopp. But while the Liverpool manager might not be the Nations League’s biggest fan, the rest of us quite like it. Sure, it’s no World Cup, but the games are better than meaningless ol’ friendlies, aren’t they…? The first round brought plenty of goals, […]

What the Heck is the UEFA Nations League?! We Explain All…

Steve Charnock
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Football is pretty much set in stone, isn’t it? You’ve got your World Cup, your Euros, your FA Cup, League Cup and leagues. Other than the chopping up of The Championship, League One and League Two a few years ago (and arguably the rebranding of the Europa League and previously the Champions League), the biggest […]

England vs Belgium: World Cup Preview

Steve Charnock
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This World Cup is just rocketing past, isn’t it? And turning out to be a bit of a classic. We’ve seen plenty of top drawer goals and silky smooth football, but mostly – so far – it’s been all about the drama. A good deal of that has been VAR-based, admittedly. For real drama though, there’s […]

England vs Tunisia: World Cup Preview

Steve Charnock
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Ah, the World Cup. It’s good to have you back. We’re not even a third of the way through the group matches yet and we’ve already seen so, so much… Drama, great goals, VAR controversies, shocks and lots and lots of penalties. But while watching France, Brazil, Spain and Argentina struggle (and Germany lose) is […]

The 7 Most Surprising England Call-ups

Patrick McDevitt
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International weekend sees the Home Nations continue in their campaign to reach World Cup 2018. After a promising, but ultimately futile, performance against Germany in Wednesday’s friendly, England’s attention turns to Lithuania. The Three Lions meet their Baltic counterparts, managed by one time Heart of Midlothian striker, Edgaras Jankauskas, at Wembley on Sunday. The fixture […]

Euro 2016 Draw Preview

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This weekend is the Euro 2016 draw. An unprecedented 24 teams will compete at next summer’s final in France. Eight more than the usual 16 that appear on the continental stage. After qualifying with a 100% record, England will be among the dark horses to win the tournament. Their chance of progressing through the group […]