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2018 Edition Nationality List

<b>The World Soccer 500 broken down by nationality. Which country has the most? Find out by checking out the list below.</b><p><b>World Soccer 500 – 2018 Edition Nationality List</b><p>We have broken down our 2018 World Soccer 500 list by nationality in this piece. As you would expect, the powerhouses of the football …

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England Must Take Their Chances Against Panama

<b>After squandering chance after chance against Tunisia, England cannot afford to do that again.</b><p><b>England Must Take Their Chances Against Panama</b><p><b>England 6 vs Panama 1 – Nizhny Novgorod</b><p>In the first half of their World Cup opening game, England played sublime football, moving Tunisia this way and that, …

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Colombia World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide

<b>Colombia just made it into the tournament, with James Rodriguez providing the spark.</b><p><b>Colombia World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide</b><p><b>Colombia vs Poland (24th June)</b><p>Match preview to come.<p>Team news to come.<p><b>Colombia vs Japan (19th June) Match Report</b><p>Colombia are an unknown going into the 2018 World Cup …

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Watch: Son Heung-min curls a sweet strike past Ochoa

<b>Son Heung-min goal: a last minute consolation as South Korea lose 2-1 to Mexico</b><p>Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez got the goals that sent Mexico top of Group F with maximum points after two games.<p>But Son Heung-min’s last minute consolation goal was the goal of the match. The Tottenham player picked …

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Eden Hazard – Chelsea and Belgium

<b>Published in the World Soccer Summer 2009 issue, our Talent Scout picked Eden Hazard to be a future star.</b><p><b>Eden Hazard – Chelsea and Belgium</b><p>Welcome to our page dedicated to Eden Hazard, the small but immensely talented player for Chelsea and Belgium. We will update this page with news regarding him, …

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Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City and Belgium

<b>We wrote about the future Manchester City star way back in 2010, before he was one of the best in the world.</b><p><b>Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City and Belgium</b><p>Welcome to our dedicated page to Kevin De Bruyne, one of the best midfielders in the world. De Bruyne has gone from strength to strength at …

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Can Germany Keep Their World Cup Hopes Alive?

<b>After losing to Mexico, Germany are under incredible pressure to win against Sweden today.</b><p><b>Can Germany Keep Their World Cup Hopes Alive?</b><p><b>Germany vs Sweden – Kickoff 19.00 (BST), Sochi</b><p>Germany need to win, simple as that. They do not want to follow Spain in 2014 and go out early after winning the …

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Watch: Sublime control from Ahmed Musa before rifling it into the net

<b>Musa goal: Ahmed Musa Scores Nigeria’s First Goal At Russia 2018 World Cup</b><p><b>Watch: Sublime control from Ahmed Musa before rifling it into the net</b><p>Nigeria clear a long Iceland throw from their area and Kelechi Iheanacho works the ball out to Victor Moses down the right wing.<p>The Chelsea wing-back surges …

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Philippe Coutinho To Crush Costa Rica In Saint Petersburg

<b>With doubts over Neymar, Philippe Coutinho will be the main man for Brazil against Costa Rica.</b><p><b>Philippe Coutinho To Crush Costa Rica In Saint Petersburg</b><p><b>Brazil 2 vs Costa Rica 0 – Saint Petersburg</b><p>A lot has been expected of Brazil in relation to this World Cup. As one of the favourites, anything less …

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Watch: Luka Modric’s Wonderful Long-Range Strike

<b>Luka Modric goal: Modric curl's one inside the post from 25 yards to score Croatia's second on the way to beating Argentina 3-0</b><p><b>Watch: Luka Modric’s Wonderful Long-Range Strike Helps Croatia Beat Argentina</b><p>All eyes were on Lionel Messi, and whether he could inspire his Argentina team to bounce back …

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Watch: Christian Eriksen finishes a slick move to score against Australia

<b>Eriksen goal: Christian Eriksen rifles in a clever reverse ball from Jorgensen</b><p>Christien Eriksen‘s goal to put Denmark ahead against Australia was possibly the best team goal we have seen yet at the World Cup: Four touches, two passes and one masterful half-volley.<p>This was a goal where the assist …

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Low Has To Pick Up The Pieces After Mexico Defeat

<b>Germany have to put their shocking loss to Mexico behind them if they are to progress.</b><p><b>Nick Bidwell’s Notes from Germany: Low has to pick up the pieces after Mexico defeat</b><p>Beaten for the first time in a World Cup opener in 36 years, Germany did not merely fluff the odd line in their shock 1-0 loss to …

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World Cup Round Of 16: Who Is Playing Who Right Now?

<b>With the group stage still in full swing, we take a look at who could be playing who in the next round.</b><p><b>World Cup Round Of 16: Who Is Playing Who Right Now?</b><p>It may be early with the second round of the group stages just starting, but to help you work out the next round matches, we have put together a …

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Lionel Messi Needs To Step Up As Argentina Face Croatia Today

<b>After a terrible game against Iceland, Argentina need Messi to step up and deliver once again today.</b><p><b>Lionel Messi Needs To Step Up As Argentina Face Croatia Today</b><p><b>Argentina vs Croatia – Kickoff 19.00, Nizhny Novgorod</b><p>Iceland are not a large football nation nor do they have an illustrious history, …

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Gareth Southgate Dislocates Shoulder

<b>Whilst on a run England head coach Gareth Southgate has recently dislocated his shoulder.</b><p><b>Gareth Southgate Dislocates Shoulder</b><p>It isn’t just the players who get injuries during the World Cup. During a run, England head coach Gareth Southgate managed to dislocate his shoulder.<p>Southgate said jokingly; …

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Can Ronaldo Continue His World Cup Heroics?

<b>Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Spain, but how long can he continue his incredible form?</b><p><b>Can Ronaldo Continue His World Cup Heroics?</b><p><b>Portugal 1 vs Morocco 0 – Moscow Luzhniki Stadium</b><p>After so many years of greatness, we can run out of superlatives for Cristiano Ronaldo, but somehow, the Portuguese …

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World Cup Social Media Round 1 – Lozano, Coutinho, Halldórsson and Kane

<b>We've rounded up the best of social media from the first round of the World Cup</b><p>It was an exciting opening weekend of the World Cup with plenty of big performances from the underdogs, and as ever social media was abuzz, so we’ve trawled through Twitter to bring you the best World Cup tweets of the …

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Mohamed Salah Will Bring Russia Back Down To Earth

<b>After a tough loss to Uruguay, Mohamed Salah inspire Egypt to victory against the hosts Russia.</b><p><b>Mohamed Salah Will Bring Russia Back Down To Earth</b><p><b>Russia vs Egypt – Kickoff 19.00, Saint Petersburg</b><p>The 2018 World Cup started perfectly for the hosts Russia. A 5-0 victory against a poor Saudi Arabia …

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Romelu Lukaku – Manchester United and Belgium

<b>See what we wrote about the Belgian big man in this Talent Scout post from October 2009.</b><p><b>Romelu Lukaku – Manchester United and Belgium</b><p>Welcome to our page dedicated to the big Belgian striker, Romelu Lukaku. After a massive transfer to Manchester United, he has had immense pressure to perform, as has …

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Can England Finally Deliver In A World Cup?

<b>After a promising build up to the tournament, now is the time for England to deliver at the World Cup.</b><p><b>Can England Finally Deliver In A World Cup?</b><p><b>Tunisia vs England – Kickoff 19.00 (BST) – Volgograd</b><p>Promising build up, young squad, good players across the park, now is the time to deliver for England. …

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Hirving Lozano Winner Causes Earthquake

<b>Hirving Lozano's goal against Germany caused an earthquake after the whole country celebrated.</b><p><b>H</b><b>irving Lozano Winner Causes Earthquake</b><p>Nobody was expecting Mexico to beat Germany today but that is exactly what happened in the World Cup today, and it had geological consequences.<p>In an incredibly …

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Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich and Germany

<b>The Bayern Munich utility man was destined for great things for club and country back in November 2009.</b><p><b>Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich and Germany</b><p>Welcome tour page dedicated to Thomas Muller. We will update it with news regularly, but for now take a look at our Talent Scout report on him from …

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Mats Hummels – Bayern Munich and Germany

<b>Hummels has become a big part of Bayern Munich's squad, but this was not always the case.</b><p><b>Mats Hummels – Bayern Munich and Germany</b><p>Welcome to our page dedicated to the big German defender, Mats Hummels. He is vital to Bayern Munich and will undoubtedly be important to Germany this summer at the World …

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How Long Can European Teams Remain Undefeated?

<b>Seven games have included European teams so far, and they remain undefeated.</b><p><b>How Long Can European Teams Remain Undefeated?</b><p>A lot has been made of the strength of the South American sides in the World Cup, but so far, European sides have shown themseleves to be the stronger as they are …

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Can Brazil Forget About Their 2014 Demons?

<b>Brazil are one of the favourites to win in Russia but to succeed will have to forget about the nightmare of 2014</b><p><b>Can Brazil Forget About Their 2014 Demons?</b><p><b>Brazil vs Switzerland – Kickoff 19.00 (BST), Rostov-on-don</b><p>Four years on from the most humiliating football match in the history of the game, …

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Ivan Rakitic – Barcelona and Croatia

<b>We picked the Barcelona man to become a star back in November 2007. Check out that piece here.</b><p><b>Ivan Rakitic – Barcelona and Croatia</b><p>Welcome to our page focused on the Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic. We will update you with news regarding the Croatian regularly but for now take a look at our Talent …

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Christian Eriksen – Tottenham and Denmark

<b>The Tottenham playmaker was a Danish star in the making back in May 2010. Check out what we wrote here.</b><p><b>Christian Eriksen – Tottenham and Denmark</b><p>Welcome to our dedicated page for Christian Eriksen, the Danish star of Tottenham Hotspur‘s side. Check out our Talent Scout report written in our May 2010 …

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Sergio Aguero – Manchester City and Argentina

<b>Aguero in his early career did not live up to the billing, but he has grown into one of the best strikers in the world.</b><p><b>Sergio Aguero – Manchester City and Argentina</b><p>Welcome to our dedicated page for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero. We will update it with news on the star regularly, but for …

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Australians Bust Up World Cup Ball

<b>In a match between France and Australia, Trent Sainsbury breaks the ball in a tackle on Hernandez.</b><p><b>Australians Bust Up World Cup Ball</b><p>The World Cup Ball designed this year, known as the Telstar 18, was supposed to be tough and durable.<p>But in a match between France and Australia, it soon became clear …

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Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid and France

<b>Deemed to be too small to be successful, check out what we wrote on Antoine Griezmann in November 2011.</b><p><b>Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid and France</b><p>Welcome to our page on Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann. It seems he is a Manchester United target during every transfer window and only time …

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