Five Famous Football Protests

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Given football’s unchallenged position as the world’s favourite game, perhaps it is surprising that there have not been more major on-field protests by footballers and football teams in the history of the sport. Certainly, there are few, if any, footballing protests that are as iconic as the Black Power salute by Tommie Smith and John […] READ MORE





Which Country Would Have Won the Lost 1942 FIFA World Cup?

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The 1942 FIFA World Cup was cancelled because of World War Two. What if the war never happened, though? Who would have gone on to win the tournament? Austria and Czechoslovakia were occupied by Nazi Germany, exempting them from any contention of the hypothetical 1942 World Cup title. Which country would have won the lost […] READ MORE


Team of the Decade: England

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s team of the decade series, with England as  today’s side. England experienced the usual ups and downs over the past decade. They started the decade with promise, reaching the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. But it was the familiar foe Germany who eliminated Fabio Capello’s […] READ MORE



Could Politics Affect the World Cup in 2022?

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Across the Gulf, in the United Arab Emirates, the Asian Cup is currently taking place. The tournament has reached the latter stages and one of the semi-finalists is the next host of the World Cup. Qatar have virtually no fans present and some of their journalists were denied entry into the UAE. They have progressed […] READ MORE


Adios Cesc Fabregas – A Fond Farewell as Midfield Genius Joins Monaco

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Cesc Fabregas has said goodbye to English football and bonjour to French football after completing a move to Monaco, a move that therefore reunites the midfielder with former teammate Thierry Henry. The Spain international has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal, announced officially on asmonaco.com  to ply his trade in the French principality. Adios Cesc Fabregas The […] READ MORE


France v Argentina: World Cup Round of 16 Preview

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France v Argentina. Enough of the minnows parking the proverbial bus, the David and Goliath stories; the real stuff starts here. Two colossal footballing nations, both former champions and steeped in World Cup history, come head to head in the last 16. Both of these heavyweights have stuttered to this stage without ever finding their […] READ MORE