Predicting Group A of Euro 2020

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With the European Championship only around a month away, making accurate predictions is somewhat feasible, even though some are bound to be horribly wrong. Either way, this is the first in a series of articles that will predict the outcome of all UEFA Euro 2020 groups. Euro 2020 Group A Prediction Italy Indisputable Favorites On […] READ MORE


Countries That Withdrew From the FIFA World Cup

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The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event on earth. Winning it is an achievement of almost incomprehensible magnitude. So, perhaps you’d be surprised to learn that five countries have chosen to withdraw from the prestigious tournament after qualifying or being invited. Those countries were Austria in 1938 and Scotland, France, Turkey and India […] READ MORE


Danish Dynamite: The Rise of the Denmark National Team

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As late as 1971, the Danish Football Federation allowed professional players to represent the national team. Before that, it was exclusively for amateur footballers. Despite this, Denmark achieved surprising success in international tournaments. They won Olympic gold in 1906, silver in 1908, 1912 and 1960, bronze in 1948, as well as a fourth-place finish at […] READ MORE


Poland’s World Cup Triumphs

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Poland made their World Cup debut back in 1938, where a spectacular 6-5 loss against Brazil sent them home. It would take 36 years before The Eagles made another appearance on football’s greatest stage. Poland’s World Cup triumphs were worth that hiatus. Poland’s Previous World Cup Triumphs Failed World Cup Qualification Attempts Poland didn’t enter […] READ MORE



Sweden Have Improved Despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Retirement, Not Because of It

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After finishing last in their group at UEFA Euro 2016, Sweden shocked everyone by reaching the quarter-finals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Some people say this success is correlated with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s retirement, claiming that his departure enabled Sweden to play as one unit. This analysis is quite problematic. Blaming Ibrahimovic for Sweden’s struggles […] READ MORE



The Netherlands: A World Power From Out of Nowhere

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Even though they have never won the World Cup, the Netherlands are constantly thought of as one of football’s all-time greatest nations. Up there with the likes of Brazil, Germany and Italy, for example. Rightfully so, too, having played in three World Cup finals as well as winning a UEFA Euro title in 1988. The […] READ MORE



Nations League: Spain Strike in Dying Seconds Against Germany

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Germany hosted Spain in Stuttgart last night and made up the opening match of League A for the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League, along with Ukraine who hosted Switzerland in Lviv. It was a dramatic match with entertaining football, many chances, and exclamation marks. At times, La Roja struggled, but Jose Luis Gaya’s last-second equalizer rescued […] READ MORE