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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. […]

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. Germany & 6 Other Fierce International Rivalries

Steve Charnock
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When is a friendly not a friendly? Well, when it’s not all that friendly… England take on Germany on Friday night in a game that has no real bearing on anything in particular. Both sides comfortably qualified for next year’s World Cup some time ago and this isn’t a competitive tie. It’s merely a chance […]

How England Have (Nearly) Qualified For World Cup 2018

Steve Charnock
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He may not be the most exciting manager that England have ever had nestle a pair of buttocks into one of those luxurious Recaro seats in the Wembley dugouts, but Gareth Southgate looks to have guided The Three Lions to next year’s World Cup in Russia regardless. And with some ease. Okay, it’s not always been […]

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 […]