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Uruguay in World Cup driving seat after international friendly fire

Two matches and two wins sees Uruguay edging closer to having the ideal eleven for Russia 2018 where hopes are high of going far  Clarity. It’s what every national team manager going to the World Cup this summer are seeking...
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Blinders Illustrated History of World Cup Football: Top Scorer and Best Player 1934, Italy

  Blinders Illustrated History of World Cup Football Top Scorer and Best Player 1934, Italy Concept: Arunabha Artwork: Maha (Soumi)
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Why there are worrying signs for Brazil ahead of giant Germany clash

Despite the morale-boosting scoreline against the World Cup's hosts, Brazil's performance showed up some worrying problems for Tite to fix Brazil's recent 3-0 win against Russia highlighted several weaknesses of the team, despite the positive scoreline. Tite's men committed several...
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5 things we learned from Argentina’s victory over Italy

Absence makes the heart grow fonder as Argentina showed why the team is still lost without Lionel Messi despite overcoming Italy  Messi must be fit in Russia Second half goals from Éver Banega and Manuel Lanzini may have handed Argentina victory...
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World Cup winners and losers: Excitement for England, frowns for France

A busy international friendly day saw strong signs from England of a solid World Cup to come but serious worries for France at the back  WINNERS Gareth Southgate No Harry Kane? No problem. Southgate has grown fantastically into his role as England...
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Blinders Illustrated History of World Cup Football: Top Scorer and Best Player, 1930 Uruguay

Blinders Illustrated History of World Cup Football Top Scorer and Best Player 1930, Uruguay Concept: Arunabha Artwork: Maha (Soumi)
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Brazil face testing double-header on the road to Russia

A double-header against Russia and Germany will go a long way to assessing whether Brazil are ready to mount a serious World Cup challenge   A new FIFA date holds new challenges for Brazil manager Tite, as the national team is...
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Blinders Illustrated History of World Cup Football: Introduction

Blinders Illustrated History of World Cup Football: Introduction Concept: Arunabha Artwork: Maha (Soumi)
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Why there is a supporting pack of strikers to help Uruguay’s World Cup bid

Uruguay is famous for Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, but there is another group of hotshots in Europe this season leading the way  Over the last few years, the goal-scoring responsibility of the whole of Uruguay was mainly down to...
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World Cup – Spain breath sigh of relief despite opening pot shots with Portugal

Anxiety reigned in Spain having been seeded second in the World Cup draw, but the group was kind despite a mini-Clasico in the offing In a 2018 World Cup draw where most of the bombastic spectacle in the Kremlin was...
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Brazil set for ultimate revenge match in Russia 2018

Like a lot of the big teams in the World Cup, the group draw for Brazil looks kind and could produce a path for the mother of all grudge matches The official 2018 FIFA World Cup draw has finally taken...
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Video: FIFA World Cup Draw – Analytical conversation

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G2T9A4MwWk&feature=youtu.be We are less than six months away from the greatest show on earth, the FIFA World Cup. The World Cup draw had just finished last night. Cricketsoccer's Vieri Capretta, Paco Polit and Peter Coartes gave their opinion about the...
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Uruguay avoid group of death in comfortable World Cup draw

Uruguay are normally given a poisoned chalice at the World Cup, but the real troubles could begin once a comfortable group stage is over  On Friday 1 December, the draw of the 2018 World Cup hosted by Russia took place....
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World Cup Predictions – why the hosts could be under the biggest threat in...

The World Cup 2018 draw has been done and it leaves most of the big sides feeling fairly happy, although hosts Russia could be concerned  Group A: Russia (hosts), Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay The hosts should have it easy, at least...
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Italy’s World Cup Journey and the Downward Spiral

Blinders – The Italian World Cup Journey and the Downward Spiral Concept – Arunabha Artwork – Maha
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Argentina with little time and a lot to do ahead of World Cup

The easy part for Argentina was qualifying for the World Cup, the hard part will be getting a starting XI that can make some World Cup waves  Hangovers still likely grip Lima but after Peru saw off New Zealand, the...
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More promising signs for Uruguay in Russia 2018 World Cup challenge

A Uruguay team that seemed stagnant for so long, is now enjoying a new lease of life after an international week when youth got a chance  In an international break that has decided the World Cup fate of so many...
2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Italy vs Sweden

Video: Italy miss out on Russia, as world class players take Croatia, Denmark and...

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TotRWUlKDKQ&feature=youtu.be The likes of Christian Eriksen, Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric made a difference in the European Qualifiers playoffs to the FIFA World Cup, as a solid Sweden kept a double clean sheet against Italy to cause the biggest...

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