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    The Youngest Players to score in a Champions League Final

    The recent Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool saw many stories doing the rounds after Los Blancos held aloft the trophy. One that didn’t really register was that of the goal scorer Vinicius Junior; the young Brazilian joined an elite list of the youngest players to score in a Champions League final.

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    Five biggest surprises in European leagues this season

    Even though so much went on in English football, it wasn’t exactly dull in leagues on the continent either. There were a host of pleasant surprises with new names rising to the fore, as well as some older names finally regaining some silverware.

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    How will Brazil and Argentina fare in 2022 Qatar World Cup?

    June 30th will mark the 20th anniversary of Brazil’s World Cup triumph in Japan and South Korea. In the two decades since, no South American nation has lifted the famous trophy – the longest ever wait (in terms of the number of tournaments) for the continent which supplied the very first World Cup winners, Uruguay in 1930.

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    England shouldn’t underestimate USA in World Cup group

    One newspaper headline called England’s draw for this winter’s 2022 World Cup a “dream” scenario. Another article described the draw which placed Gareth Southgate’s team in the same group as the United States, Iran and ultimately Wales, who came through the final UEFA play-off, “easy.

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    Bale, Lewandowski, Mane: Leaving a big club is proving painful process

    Leaving a big club in the modern era looks a painful process.   Such is the money on offer at the world’s leading teams, trying to get anybody out of a contract appears to be one of the most difficult phenomena of football in the 2020s.

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    Who are the top four contenders to replace Pochettino at PSG?

    Despite regaining the Ligue 1 title after missing out two years ago, PSG have decided to move on from Mauricio Pochettino, who will not see out the last year of his deal.   Pochettino’s failure to deliver the Champions League title to the French capital ultimately cost the Argentine his job, with PSG suffering a late collapse to Real Madrid in the round of 16.

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    Who are the top scorers in international football?

    Lionel Messi’s recent five-goal haul in a friendly against Estonia means that the Argentina attacker has now scored more times in his career than Pele.   Many of Messi’s goals have come for his country, with the magician long having since surpassed the great Pele’s tally of 77 goals in his 92 Brazil caps between 1957 and 1971.

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    Argentina, France, Brazil…England? Top contenders to win the World Cup

    Wales beating Ukraine last Sunday means the line up for Qatar 2022 is closer to completion.   While a few spots still remain, excitement is growing ahead of the big kick off on November 21.   Time is running out for international managers to make their plans, so who are some of the major contenders to be crowned at the Lusail Iconic Stadium just a week before Christmas?   Brazil   Five-time winners Brazil are always among the favourites and 2022 will be no different for them.

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    Is it time Sterling sought new challenge away from Man City?

    Heading into the European Championships last summer, Raheem Sterling was at a low ebb. Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, was cryptically discussing his squad size and the fact he couldn’t keep everybody happy.

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    Next season Spurs’ best chance of winning Premier League title?

    It has been a good few weeks for Tottenham Hotspur. Just over a fortnight ago, Antonio Conte’s side wrapped up a top-four finish in the Premier League by demolishing Norwich City on the final day. That win at Carrow Road secured their place in next season’s edition of the Champions League after missing out for two years on the bounce.

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    What was the Mata with Juan at Man Utd?

    Juan Mata never quite fit in at Manchester United. The Spaniard’s talent and personality always made him a popular figure at Old Trafford, but when his departure was announced last week, it signalled the end to a curious and, at worst, baffling seven-and-a-half-year spell with the club.


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