Poland 1 Northern Ireland 0: Match Review

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It was always going to be difficult for Northern Ireland against Poland. Up against the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Jakub Błaszczykowski, it would have taken a great performance to get a result. Nevertheless, they put up quite a fight in their first game at a major tournament in 30 years and their European […] READ MORE


Northern Ireland Euro 2016 Preview

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Northern Ireland will face Poland later today in what will be their first match at a major international tournament in 30 years and their first match in the European Championship. Though they will not be expected to achieve much at Euro 2016 itself, the Green and White Army’s qualifying campaign created plenty of memories for […] READ MORE


Football Never Left Home

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Apart from a few German whistles emerging from the corner of the stadium, Wembley had fallen silent. A sea of white had greeted the players as they entered the field of play two and a half hours prior, but now the sea was still. Gareth Southgate stepped up for the 11th spot-kick, and for the […] READ MORE


Euro 2016: Group C Preview

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Euro 2016 Group C Preview Germany: Germany’s team is still full of the talented superstars that won the World Cup two years ago, but their qualifying campaign showed that they are not as impressive as they were in Brazil. It is fair to say that Germany have the strongest squad with players such as Manuel Neuer, […] READ MORE


Euro 2016 Draw – England draw Wales

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England and Wales have drawn each other at Euro 2016 in Group B along with Russia and Slovakia. Meanwhile the Republic of Ireland are up against Belgium, Italy and Sweden in the “Group of Death” and Euro Debutants Northern Ireland face tough matches against World Champions Germany, Poland and Ukraine in Group C. The home-nations […] READ MORE


Wales Reach Highest World Ranking

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Wales have today risen 15 places to a record highest 22nd in the latest world rankings released by governing body FIFA. Following an unbeaten start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, Chris Coleman’s men climbed from their previous position of 37th becoming the biggest movers in the process. Wales Reach Highest World Ranking After beating […] READ MORE


Home Nations and Ireland: All Aboard the Eurostar?

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At first, the new qualifying structure for the European Championships divided opinion, depending upon the anthem you sang and the colours you wore. The general consensus among the bigger, more established nations was that a new extended tournament would lead to a more laborious campaign, and the quality of football may become somewhat diluted. Fans […] READ MORE


Great Britain Combined XI

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With England out of the World Cup in rather embarrassing fashion – they were at least expected to beat Costa Rica – now’s the perfect time to make us all even more miserable with the thought of what kind of team England could’ve had had they played as Great Britain. For those of you who […] READ MORE