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Best Uruguayan performers in the history of the World Cup

Top 5: Best Uruguayan performers in the history of the World Cup

Despite being one of the smallest football nations, Uruguay has one of the most illustrious histories - here's a top five of near-perfect performers  5. Pedro Cea In the first World Cup in 1930 hosted on home soil, Uruguay continued to...
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Blinders Illustrated History of World Cup Football : Top Scorer and Best Player, 1950...

  Blinders Illustrated History of World Cup Football Top Scorer and Best Player 1950, Brazil Concept: Arunabha Artwork: Maha (Soumi)
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Three Uruguayans looking to book late spot for Russia 2018

Although Diego Rolán is in a relegation scrap with Malaga, the Uruguayan's fighting spirit could come in use on the World Cup road to Russia  Diego Rolán – the only bright spot In a game that provided both Deportivo La Coruna and...
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Blinders Illustrated History of World Cup Football : Top Scorer and Best Player, 1938...

  Blinders Illustrated History of World Cup Football Top Scorer and Best Player 1938, France Concept: Arunabha Artwork: Maha (Soumi)
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Why return of Ezequiel Garay may be answer to Argentina’s bungling backline

Another clean sheet in the shirt of Valencia sees Ezequiel Garay back in the spotlight as a possibility to solve Argentina's defensive dilemma Lionel Messi dragging Argentina to the World Cup final in 2014 has been the narrative ever since and...
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Will Tite clear out Brazil old guard before boarding plane to World Cup?

While the international break was good news all the way for Douglas Costa, some old Brazilian fixtures might find it hard to book their World Cup place to Russia  Brazil had a very successful FIFA date, achieving two impressive victories...
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Solid England draw with Italy, the Three Lions are ready for Russia

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8spkDNuZXM At Wembley a VAR decision gave Italy the penalty to equalise through Lorenzo Insigne, who cancelled out Jamie Vardy's opener: nonetheless, England showed solidity and quality. They will have their say in Russia.
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5 ways of explaining Spain’s historic thrashing of Argentina

The perfect storm hit the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid as a near flawless Spain dismantled a shambolic Argentina. Here's the five ways they did it The football world was completely shocked this Tuesday as Spain delivered one of their most...
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From heaven to hell: the winners and losers from Argentina’s tumultuous week

A week of tuning-up for Argentina turned into further fears of Messi-dependency and even more doubts about the backline and Gonzalo Higuain  Jorge Sampaoli was supposed to be using this international break to finalise his plans for his World Cup...
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International winners and losers: Super Spain and awful Argentina

While Spain showed that once again they are true contenders for the World Cup crown, Argentina proved to be even worse than expected without Lionel Messi  Winners Spain Six goals put past Argentina. Exposing all the flaws of the opponents, but...
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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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