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Importance of Substitutions at Euro 2016

Substitutions are an important part of football in general because they represent a change in tactics and personnel in order to adapt to how the match is developing, but Euro 2016 has seen them become a major part of a lot of the matches. So far twelve goals have been scored after the 87th minute in the Euros with Czech Republic …

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21 under 21 at Euro 2016

Olexandr Zinchenko – Ukraine (19) Zinchenko is a product of the Shaktar Donetsk Youth Sportive School system, but was let go by Shaktar in 2014 to join FC Ufa of the Russian Premier League. He made his international debut against Spain in a Euro 2016 qualifier and scored his first goal against Ukraine breaking a record previously held by Andriy …

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England vs France: When Football Came Second

I was lucky enough to get tickets with my brother for England’s friendly match against France this week and it was a very interesting and emotional game to attend. Following the horrific events of the 13th November there was increased security and a chance to pay respects to those who lost their lives and their families. On the approach to …

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The tributes at Wembley were memorable, but have the Premier League gone too far?

La Marseillaise to be played before each Premier League game as a controversial act of solidarity.

The French national anthem, La Marseillaise, will be played before all of this weekend’s Premier League games as an act of solidarity and remembrance after the Paris attacks last weekend, where 129 people lost their lives. But there are question marks over whether this act of remembrance is necessary, and forgive the impertinence, but no such tribute was paid after Russian …

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England France, a match against terrorism

Four days after the Paris attacks, Didier Deschamps squad travels to London to face local team England on Wembley ground in preparations for the Euro 2016 in France. The French squad will play the match with a mixture of feelings. “les bleus” will be emotionally sad about the 130 people who died in Paris on Friday, at the same time …

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World Cup Round of 16 Breakdown

With the Group Stage portion of this 2014 World Cup complete, we’ve finally thinned the herd down to 16 select international sides who will now vie for the title of World’s best. From those that have been there before like Argentina and Brazil, to the 1st timers like Algeria and Greece, the remaining field is laden with talent and stories …

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World Cup Preview: Group E

The countdown clock now reads only 2 days until Brazil 2014 gets underway, as we here at footyblog proceed to the second-half of our Group previews with Group E, a group consisting of Ecuador, France, Honduras, and Switzerland. Group Overview Group E looks to be the “Group of Redemption” for all 4 nations competing as none of them progressed past the …

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France, Portugal and Croatia all win to progress to finals as Greece hold on

France completed a stunning comeback as they won 3-0 in 90 minutes to overturn the 2-0 defeat they faced at the hands of Ukraine on Friday night. A goal in each half by Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho, separated by a strike from Karim Benzema, (a player who was tipped to start by footyblog.net) saw France progress to next summer’s finals. Didier …

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France have it all to do as European qualification reaches its climax

Didier Deschamps’ France side have it all to do if they are to make it to the World Cup finals in Brazil next summer tonight after losing 2-0 in Kiev on Friday. The Ukrainians took control of the tie in the first leg thanks to goals from Roman Zozulya and a late penalty from Andriy Yarmolenko. Ukraine’s advantage also leaves Didier …

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UEFA WCQ Playoffs: Ronaldo Beats Zlatan, Ukraine Stun France, While Iceland Hold Their Own Against Croatia (VIDEOS)

Friday night across Europe marked the first leg of UEFA World Cup Qualifying Playoffs for 8 teams with the headline matchup being Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal hosting Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden. The match lived up to the lofty expectations place on it by pundits and fans alike despite only 1 goal being shared between the sides as an 82nd minute Ronaldo header gave Portugal …

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