France Fans Celebrate Nations League Win in Paris

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A packed Stade de France was celebrating well before the start of their UEFA Nations League match with the Netherlands. The France fans had come to see their World Cup winning heroes on home soil. As not many had travelled to Russia. They were going to enjoy themselves. And though Didier Deschamps men sometimes seem […] READ MORE


‘My First Achievement as the Coach of Rangers’

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“It was my first achievement as the coach of Rangers,” so said Steven Gerrard after his team had survived with nine men against Russian side FC Ufa.  To progress into the Europa League group stage. Far away from home Rangers had overcome the loss of two players and intense late pressure. Gerrard himself was outwardly cool […] READ MORE


101,000 Saw Liverpool Dominate Manchester United in Michigan

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Liverpool beat a depleted Manchester United team in the historic Michigan Stadium on July 28th. It proved a pleasing International Champions Cup game for a very happy Jurgen Klopp. But afterwards, his opposite number, Jose Mourinho, bemoaned his lack of options. The Portuguese coach commented  ‘the game gave me nothing’. 101,000 saw Liverpool dominate United in […] READ MORE


Wayne’s New World: Just Like Manchester?

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Manchester has a reputation for rain. And on July 25th in Washington, it poured heavily. Maybe it reminded Wayne Rooney of his previous home. His DC United team would play New York Red Bulls in the Atlantic Cup after a long weather delay. Wayne’s new world. Just like Manchester?. Wayne’s New World Can Rooney Deliver? […] READ MORE


How Did England Win the World Cup in 1966?

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England manager Gareth Southgate is about to take his young team to Russia and begin another World Cup campaign. One piece of homework he certainly should reflect on is what happened some 52 years ago when England lifted the famous 1966 World Cup trophy. How England Won The 1966 World Cup The Team Had a […] READ MORE


Fire and Fury of a Greek Cup Final

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The Olympic Stadium in Athens staged the Greek Cup final between AEK and the holders PAOK on Saturday 12 May. A crowd of 34,000 played witness to the passion of such a night. Thousands of police, all wearing gas masks, tried to keep order. The ultras wore masks of a different kind. Due to the […] READ MORE





Salzburg Will Target the Europa League Final With Confidence

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Red Bull Salzburg meet Olympique Marseille in the Europa League semi-finals. Having already beaten their French opponents in the group stage of the competition, Salzburg will target the Europa League final with confidence. The Austrians have already eliminated Real Sociedad, Borussia Dortmund and more recently, Lazio. They produced a famous comeback win against the Italians. […] READ MORE