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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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    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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    Southgate must mould more proactive squad to succeed

    The success of Gareth Southgate’s tenure as England manager to date is clear in the results his team have achieved. Indeed, the 51-year-old took the Three Lions to their first World Cup semi-final for 28 years in 2018 before making the final of Euro 2020, England’s first appearance in a major tournament final since 1966.

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    Trent Alexander-Arnold: Are we watching the new Paul Scholes for England?

    Trent Alexander-Arnold will likely be the subject of much debate throughout his career.   Never before has a top-level team relied so heavily on a full-back as a creative force to so much success.

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    Karim Benzema at his best

    It has been a long, difficult and often controversial road to get where he is today for Karim Benzema, but he is now set for the legacy his talent deserves. The 34-year-old is part of France’s ‘lost generation’ alongside the likes of Hatem Ben Arfa and Samir Nasri; talent wasn’t an issue, just like most France teams, but work-rate and togetherness meant, for years, Les Bleus underachieved.

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    The remarkable return of Christian Eriksen

    Chelsea know all too well what Christian Eriksen is capable of. The Dane has an exceptional record of nine goals in 16 appearances against the Blues with his latest strike coming in Brentford’s shock 4-1 win over Thomas Tuchel’s team on Saturday.

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    The five best football teams in North Macedonia

    Macedonian football has taken on various forms over the last few decades. From comprising as part of Yugoslavia to becoming independent and taking on various names, their domestic scene has taken a while to establish itself.

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    Gareth Southgate right to omit Jadon Sancho from England squad?

    “There are other attacking players in our squad who are ahead of him in our opinion,” Gareth Southgate reasoned when asked to explain why Jadon Sancho had been omitted from his England squad. “Jadon in the last few weeks his performances have improved but it is an area of the pitch where we have competition for places.

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    An XI of the greatest Netherlands World Cup players

    If any team could be considered the eternal bridesmaids of the World Cup, it would be The Netherlands. No other side has come closer to winning the World Cup and failing than the Dutch who have reached and lost 3 World Cup finals.


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