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


Returning Players: Thierry Henry

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ series. In this edition, we take a look at Thierry Henry. Signed from Juventus in 1999, Henry made 370 appearances over eight years in his first spell at Arsenal, before returning to Arsenal on a two-month loan deal in January 2012. Returning Players – Thierry Henry First Spell […] READ MORE


Adama Diakhaby: Huddersfield Town Winger Signs for Ligue 2 Amiens

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A failure to make an impact in England has seen Huddersfield Town winger Adama Diakhaby sold to French side Amiens. The Terriers confirmed the 24-year-old’s departure on the club’s official website. The Frenchman was out of contract in West Yorkshire in the summer, but the club will be happy to get him off the wage […] READ MORE


Paris Saint-Germain Director Refuses to Rule Out Lionel Messi Move

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Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has claimed the club will always be interested in Lionel Messi and claims they will keep an eye on the situation closely. Paris Saint-Germain Claim Lionel Messi on Club’s List Rumours That Messi Wanted to Leave Barcelona Speaking to France Football, the Ligue 1 side’s sporting director claimed that they […] READ MORE



Uefa Nations League Final Four Draw Takes Place

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The Final Four for next years’ UEFA Nations League has been decided. Therefore Spain, France, Belgium and Italy now know their route map to glory. UEFA Nations League Final Draw Heavyweight Ties The draw produced two interesting ties as four heavyweights of international football will collide to be crowned the latest Nations League winner. Italy […] READ MORE


Chelsea Striker Olivier Giroud Happy to Stay if He Gets to Play

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has said he wants to remain with the club but only if he gets more minutes ahead of next summer’s European Championships. Giroud scored all four goals for the Blues against Sevilla but has been warned by France manager, Didier Deschamps, that he needs regular game-time to remain in contention for […] READ MORE


REPORT: Borussia Dortmund Eye Up Brentford Forward Marcus Forss

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Brentford forward Marcus Forss has caught the attention of German giants Borussia Dortmund, reports David Ornstein of the Athletic. The West London club have seen a number of quality players come through their system in recent years, and it seems that the side have once again produced a player who is destined for greatness. Brentford […] READ MORE


REPORT: Olivier Giroud Could Leave Chelsea in January

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34-year-old striker Olivier Giroud could leave Chelsea this January, as per a report from The Athletic. The Frenchman is likely to leave the club, unless he plays a more significant role under Frank Lampard before the window opens in a couple of months. Giroud is considered to be Lampard’s third choice striker, with summer signing […] READ MORE


REPORT: Olivier Giroud Looking for Chelsea Exit in January

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The lack of opportunities is finally getting Olivier Giroud to think about his future at Chelsea. According to Simon Johnson of  The Athletic, Giroud is looking to move away from Chelsea this January. The French international has only made one start so far this season, against Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup. Giroud Looking for […] READ MORE