Bundesliga: Bayern Seek Wolfsburg Win To Stay In Touch With Leaders

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Bayern Munich’s trip to VfL Wolfsburg this weekend could represent one of the last chances for under-fire coach Niko Kovac to turn things around for the German champions, who have failed to win any of their previous three Bundesliga matches. A low-key appointment who took over at the start of…

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La Liga: Resurgent Sevilla Take Aim At Stuttering Barcelona In Top-Of-Table Clash

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Sevilla have taken La Liga by storm this season by rising to the top of the table while the usual suspects have floundered and the Andalusians can underline their title ambitions on Saturday when they visit champions Barcelona. Barca are in the midst of their worst league run since 2016,…

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EPL: Man United Takes Center Stage Again As Premier League Returns

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s “it’s not about me” comment after his team’s thrilling comeback win over Newcastle United is unlikely to be heeded on Saturday when he returns to his former club Chelsea. Mourinho’s words, spoken after United fans chanted his name in appreciation of the 3-2 victory, may…

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Italy: VAR Once Again Causing Debate In Serie A

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The use of video replay technology to help referees has again become a contentious issue in Serie A following a series of incidents in the opening few weeks of the season. Referees and the pitchside monitors are again likely to be in the spotlight as Serie A resumes at the…

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Serie A: Stage Set For Another Feisty Juve-Napoli Clash

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Serial Italian champions Juventus and perennial challengers Napoli renew their bitter rivalry on Saturday in a game which again sees them occupying the top two places in the Serie A table. Although only the seventh match of the season for both teams, the game is likely to prove a key moment in…

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La Liga: Real Loss Shifts Momentum To Atletico Ahead Of Madrid derby

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Atletico Madrid might have been dreading Saturday’s derby with Real Madrid two weeks ago following a bad start to the La Liga season but the momentum has suddenly shifted Diego Simeone’s side’s way as they head to the Santiago Bernabeu. After taking a measly five points from their opening four…

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EPL: Liverpool Take Perfect Record To Stamford-Bridge For Biggest Test

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Unbeaten Chelsea and Liverpool face off on Saturday at Stamford Bridge in what is the biggest clash of the Premier League season so far. Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool have won all six league games in while Chelsea’s winning streak was ended by a goalless draw at West Ham on Sunday. But…

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Bundesliga: Germany FA Membership Grows, Boosted By More Women’s Team

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  The German Football Association (DFB) increased its annual membership by 46,000 to reach a total of more than 7.09 million, boosted mainly by more women players and active seniors, it said. The world’s largest national football association, whose team won the World Cup in 2014 but crashed out following…

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La Liga: Messi, Dembele Partnership Fuelling Barcelona Goal Rush

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  Lionel Messi’s blossoming partnership with electric winger Ousmane Dembele has helped Barcelona to four straight wins at the start of the Liga season and the pair will be gunning for more goals at home to fellow Catalan side Girona on Sunday. While some concerns remain about Barca’s away performances,…

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EPL: Southampton Short On Strikers For Liverpool Clash

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  Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini is a doubt for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Liverpool because of a hamstring injury, leaving manager Mark Hughes short of options up front. Danny Ings, the Saints’ leading scorer with three goals so far this season, is not eligible to play against parent club…

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World Cup2018 Group Scenario Breakdowns

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With the second series of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting with…

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Is God Nigerian or Argentinian? We’ll Soon Find Out On Tuesday

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In Nigeria, there are words like God of soccer. Come Tuesday we will know, if the God of football is Nigerian. For Ahmed Musa, things seem to come in twos. At the World Cup in Brazil four years ago he struck twice against Argentina. On Friday he scored two goals against…

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Pressure On Messi Against Croatia After Ronaldo scores again at World Cup

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Lionel Messi is under increased pressure to redeem himself when Argentina face Croatia later today in  pivotal match after eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to send Morocco packing. France will be looking for a second World Cup Group C win against Peru on Thursday while…

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Where Would These Managers Be Next Season?

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As usual there will be a lot of player movement in Europe during the transfer market. But this market will be a little different as there will also be manager movements among big clubs in Europe. Arsene Wenger, Unai Emery and Heynckes have all left their respective clubs, with former…

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How Chelsea can still make next season’s Champions League

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After the putrid display of football at Stamford Bridge yesterday in the 1-1 draw against Huddersfield, it is time to assess how Chelsea can still make it to the Champions League. It is a fate that is not in our hands, though this has been the case for some time…

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