Euro 2020: Ronaldo Makes History as Portugal and France Both Progress

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Death, taxes and Cristiano Ronaldo breaking records. On an evening of twists and turns at the culmination of Euro 2020’s group stages, the Portugal captain’s 20th and 21st goals at major tournaments – the highest of any European player ever – were enough to grant the holders safe passage to the Round of 16. Their opponents, […] READ MORE



Profile, Squad Selection, Star Players and Key Fixtures – Everything You Need to Know About France Ahead of Euro 2020

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France enter the 2020 European Championships as one of the bookies’ favourites having won the World Cup in Russia back in 2018. Les Bleues have one of the most experienced and talented squads featuring in this year’s cross-continent tournament. The team at Last Word on Football has put together a country profile so that you […] READ MORE



Karim Benzema Set to be Called up to France Euros Squad

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Karim Benzema is in line for a return to the France squad for the delayed 2020 European Championship. Le Parisien first reported the news, which has since been reported by various sources including L’Equipe, ESPN and Marca. Benzema has not featured for the national squad since 2015, following his involvement in a blackmail scandal with former […] 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


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