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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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Why it is Vital England now look to Youth for World Cup 2018

It has been evident for some time that England are lagging behind in terms of the production of young stars, many feel that England do not seem to produce the same caliber of young players as their European rivals such as Spain and Germany to name but two. This realisation has been hammered home repeatedly as fans have watched the …

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World Cup 2014: Bizarre and Hilarious Moments

In a World Cup full of twists and turns, it’s time to look back on some of the stranger moments of World Cup 2014. The James Rodriguez Grasshopper After taking a penalty against Brazil, James Rodriguez was joined in his celebrations by the giant insect which latched onto his arm. Making a brilliant cameo appearance, the grasshopper went completely unnoticed …

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Klose scores Germany's second against Brazil, making history as well.

Miroslav Klose Becomes All-Time World Cup Scorer In German Rout Of Brazil

German Miroslav Klose made World Cup history on Tuesday night, passing the Brazilian Ronaldo (who was in attendance) for the most goals ever scored at the World Cup Finals with his 16th career goal slotted past Brazil ‘keeper Julio Ceasar during Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in the first Semifinal of this World Cup. Klose’s record-setting goal came on 23 minutes …

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World Cup: Semi-Final Preview

After three and half weeks and 159 goals scored, only four teams remain at the World Cup and are just one win away from Sunday’s final at the Maracana. However, despite being so close to glory, none of the four semi-finalists have sailed through the knockout stages as all four have needed extra time in either the second round or …

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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 G

Our penultimate group preview here at footyblog takes us finally to the Group of Death, featuring 4 sides each very capable of advancing in the forms of Germany, Ghana, Portugal, and the United States. Group Overview Group G is considered the “Group of Death” of the 2014 World Cup, comprised of 4 sides who all made it to the knockout …

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Will the USA Advance Past Group G?

We’ve had a couple of months to absorb the crushing blow of a group draw with Ghana, Germany, and Portugal, so it’s time to pose the question: can the US advance? Yes, they can. Let’s be honest about it. United States fans are filled with optimism for this World Cup, and that is because of the magical Jurgen Klinsmann. The …

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Why The Premier League Is Detrimental To The National Team

Photo:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jza84/ The English Premier League is considered to be the best league in the world. Whilst that’s not provable (as I’ve mentioned many times before in previous blogs), let’s just say for the purpose of this article that it is. We have such an incredible depth of talent playing in this league, it’s undoubtedly the most televised league around the …

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