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15 Aug
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Posted by isport at 10:20

Brazil will be counting on Barcelona’s star Neymar to lead them to Olympics glory. Brazil will be hoping that winning the gold medal at the Olympics will bring a stop their current footballing problems. Indeed Brazil are currently in a downward spiral after their humiliation at the last Word Cup and also defeat at the Copa America.

They will be hoping that the presence of Neymar in the team will inspire the other players and help them win a medal that has been evading them for quite some time.

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21 Jul
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Posted by isport at 15:34

It’s somewhat surprising that Christian Tello hasn’t arrived in the Premier League yet. Linked with a move for several years now, the 24-year-old again finds himself again amongst the gossip columns in England.

This time Spurs, and Mauricio Pochettino’s ongoing revolution in North London is the apparent destination. On some levels the link makes a lot of sense.

01 Jul
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Posted by isport at 08:36

The permutations for likely qualifiers from the groups have begun as the groups complete their second round of games at the Euro 2016 tournament. In Group B, with England, Wales, Slovakia and Russia, likely countries to qualify is not yet clear as it could go either way for each side. The late goal from Daniel Sturridge means the Three Lions sit atop the group with four points from the two games played so far.

Wales are in second place with the three points they picked up from defeating Slovakia. Slovakia are in third place with same three points after they slid narrowly past Russia, leaving Russia last in the current standings with just a point from their draw with England in their first game.

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22 Jun
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Posted by content at 05:40

Manchester United not made an offer for striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is a free agent after a few weeks, according to the player’s agent.

Ibrahimovic recently revealed that he will leave Paris St Germain once his contract comes to an end in June. He will be looking for a new club after his four-year spell with the French club comes to an end. During this period, Ibrahimovic has done his reputation no harm after transforming PSG into one of the biggest clubs in the world. Solely relying upon the presence of Swedish superstar, PSG were able to bring in a lot of world-class names.

01 Jun
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Posted by isport at 16:43

Whether you are interesting in placing a bet or want to gauge which team has the best chance it’s always useful to look at the in-form players, who play for the in-form teams and decide who has the best chance of taking the Golden Boot award.

In 2012 we saw 6 joint top scorers with no particular player standing out. We may see the same this time around if elite stars like Cristiano Ronaldo fail to shine. Previously the award has been won be players only scoring 2 goals on 3 occasions however with an extended tournament this time around, there is more opportunity for goals.

18 May
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Posted by content at 05:16

Manuel Pellegrini has admitted that he would not think twice about naming a weakened team once again despite the club’s 4-2 defeat against Southampton during the weekend.

It was clear that the Chilean was prioritising the midweek Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid over the game against the South Coast opponent. Even though finishing in the Premier League top four is extremely important, it seems that Pellegrini is now switching his focus to the European competition. On a personal level, this is more important for the former Villarreal manager considering that he is leaving the club in the summer.

04 May
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Posted by content at 05:24

Watford have managed to recover from their poor form, according to manager Quique Sanchez Flores.

Flores was taken aback to witness his team shredded to pieces in the 4-0 loss against Arsenal. The team appeared to have gone into hibernation ever since qualifying for the FA Cup semi-final after a stunning victory over Arsenal. They will be up against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi-final and it gives Watford a great opportunity to go to the final. Flores admitted that the FA Cup may have provided some distraction to the team, but he wanted the players to realise the bread-and-butter.

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27 Apr
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Posted by content at 06:55

Pep Guardiola has given a huge tribute to former Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff, who passed away at the age of 68 due to cancer.

Guardiola stated thatCruyff will forever be remembered as the architect of Barcelona rather than him. Even though Guardiola was more successful in terms of trophies, the former Barcelona captain says that it wasCruyff who planted the seeds of beautiful football in his mind.Regarded as one of the greatest footballers to grace the planet,Cruyff was also extremely good at managing clubs. He revolutionised the way Ajax and Barcelona played their football.

08 Mar
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Posted by content at 09:36

Former Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez’ time at the Spanish club already looked doomed when he claimed that it was difficult to say that Cristiano Ronaldo was the undisputed best player in the world.

Benitez made those comments in the club’s pre-season tour and he never recovered in a political sense. He was sacked from the role after just six months with many blaming Ronaldo for the rather poor performances throughout the first half of the campaign. After averaging more than a goal per game in the last five years, Ronaldo took a long time to get into double figures.

14 Jan
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Posted by content at 06:44

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has confirmed that the players are completely behind manager José Mourinho despite reports of some creating unrest in the dressing room.

The Belgian international recently returned to the starting line-up after an extended period on the sidelines. His absence has been felt on some occasions even though his replacement – Asmir Begovic – has been in excellent form since the start of the season.Courtois was part of the press conference ahead of the game with FC Porto. This is a must win game for Chelsea if they are to reach the last 16 stages of the Champions League.

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