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Romelu Lakuku Forced To Fight Off ‘Flat-track Bully’ Accusation

Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku has fought off criticism after being branded a ‘flat-track bully,’ after he failed to find the back of the net against Liverpool on Saturday. The Belgium international who signed to United from Everton on a £75million transfer fee with add-ons on a five-year contract, had huge success initially at Anfield, scoring 11 goals in 10 games. But after averaging 4.4 shots per game before Saturday’s match, statistics released after the game showed the 24-year-old enjoyed fewer touches of the ball than both goalkeepers, David De Gea…

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Juan Mata On Eagerly Anticipated Man Utd v Liverpool Match

As Manchester United prepare for their trip to Anfield, Spain international Juan Mata has spoke of the eagerly anticipated clash against Liverpool. “There is no game like this. Through the history there have been great games, big rivalries, and it is a special game to play in, and we feel very lucky to have the chance to play in these games,” he told Sky Sports “The view from Spain I think is that all of the big Premier League games are viewed similarly. Once you are in England you realise…

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Why Eden Hazard may never win the Ballon d’Or

5) Fierce Competition The likes of Ronaldo and Messi have enjoyed supreme duopoly on football’s greatest individual honour for the last decade. With both now entering the tail end of their careers, many expect them to slow down. On the contrary, Ronaldo demonstrated his ability to perform in the big games last season, while Messi has begun this season with great firepower. Nevertheless, whenever they finally age, the successors for the trophy are well lined up. Despite Hazard’s performances, he has been outclassed by the likes of Griezmann, Dybala and…

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Unknown facts about the history of FIFA U- 17 World Cup:

12. The FIFA U-17 World Cup used to feature 16 teams from 1985 to 2005 dividing four teams into four groups. The concept changed since 2007 as the tournament was expanded to feature 24 teams. 11. The FIFA U-17 World Cup has seen the United States of America and Brazil make the most appearances till date. Both the teams will be participating for the 16th time in this edition. 10. Nigeria will be missing this year’s edition yet they remain the most successful team in the tournament’s history. They have…

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US Soccer Community Shaken To Its Foundations

The US soccer community is shaken to its foundations after USMNT failed to make it to Russia for the 2018 World Cup following their 2-1 defeat to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday. This is the first time the country will not be involved in a World Cup since 1986 and former defender Alexi Lalas has spoke of the repercussions this will have on the community and how after suffering this disappointment they will have to emerge stronger. “Whether it is over-confidence or hubris, this is a team that did not…

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Underrated footballers who could actually win the premier league golden boot this season

5) Mohamed Salah The Egyptian attacker has settled in smoothly at Anfield since his big-money move from Roma this summer. While his playing style does tend to look one dimensional at times, Salah possesses many attributes one of which is scoring goals. He has already scored some crucial goals for the Reds and has shouldered some of the responsibility with Sadio Mane, who in all fairness made Liverpool look like a one-man army at times last season. With Salah on the right and Mane on the left, the Reds look…

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Full List Of Footballers Nominated For Ballon d’Or 2017

The remaining 20 footballers shortlisted for the 2017 Ballon d’Or were confirmed yesterday afternoon by France Football, which completes the 30 man list. The lists consists of footballers from LaLiga, the Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga. With 11 named players from LaLiga they account for a third of the shortlist, whilst the the Premier League has 7 of their players named. Despite scoring 30 goals in all competitions last season, Arsenal frontman Alexis Sanchez name has been left off France Football’s elite shortlist, along with Tottenham…

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Diego Costa completes his transfer to Atletico Madrid Chelsea has confirmed the departure of striker Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid. Although the news has been confirmed, the actual transfer will take place in the January transfer window on account of Atletico’s ban. Reports suggest that Atletico Madrid have dished out more than 50 million pounds. It looks like Costa has come back home at last. At least Diego Costa seemed to be very happy with the transfer. Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte was satisfied with the transfer, and he already…

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Shortlist for 2017 Ballon d’Or Released

The 2017 Ballon d’Or shortlist of 10 footballers has been released with a further 20 payers to be announced throughout Monday 9th October. Neymar and Luis Suarez have been confirmed but the favourite once again is Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo will be set to defend his crown for the prestigious award which is French for Golden Ball and which was initially distinct from FIFA’s World Player of the Year award but aligned with FIFA from 2010 to 2015, before once again becoming separate from FIFA in 2016. Both Ronaldo and Lionel…

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Teams that are favourite to win the champions league this season

5) Juventus The Bianconeri have done remarkably well to establish themselves on the European stage once again after years of mediocrity. Having won 5 straight Serie A titles, the club are now firmly focussed on winning the Champions League. And they have come ever so close to winning it in the last few years. If not for the Spanish giants, Barca and Real, Gigi Buffon’s trophy cabinet would have been capped with a prestigious Champions League title. Nevertheless, the club are once again among the favourites to win the title….

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