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Hazard Outshines Neymar In The Battle Of No. 10s

Four years ago, almost to the day, Brazil beat Colombia in a World Cup quarter-final that would end with Neymar suffering a serious back injury. At the time — the minutes and hours after the tackle by Juan Zuniga — there was speculation about whether he would ever play again. He didn’t play the next match, of course — the ...

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World Cup 2018: Belgium Can Punish Brazil- Lukaku

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku believes his team can punish Brazil’s defense in their World Cup quarter-final.  With eight teams remaining, Tite’s men are World Cup favorites heading into their meeting with Belgium in Kazan Friday. In eight games this year, including four at the showpiece tournament, Brazil have kept seven clean sheets and conceded just one goal. Despite that, Lukaku – ...

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Brazillian Legend Ronaldo Hits Back At Neymar’s Critics

Those 10 free kicks awarded to him made him the most fouled World Cup player in 20 years. Neymar’s fear of World Cup injury is particularly poignant after he broke a vertebra in his spine when Brazil hosted the tournament four years ago. He missed the rest of the tournament and could be forgiven for doing his utmost to prevent ...

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World cup 2018: How Belgium Can Hurt Brazil On Friday

The Belgians are one of the top contenders to lift the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Red Devils have won each and every match in the tournament so far. They have comfortably beaten Panama 3-0, ran riot against Tunisia in their 5-2 victory over them, and scraped a 1-0 victory against England in their last group game. Being dominant in ...

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Platini admits 1998 World Cup was fixed

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has claimed “a little trickery” was used in the 1998 World Cup draw to increase the chances of France and Brazil meeting in the final. Platini is currently serving a four-year ban from involvement in football – reduced twice from an original eight-year sanction – after he was found guilty of receiving a “disloyal payment” ...

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Dear Coutinho, never behave like the English boys

Dear Coutinho, Welcome to the club of clubs. The journey to acquire you has been quite a rugged but focused one. We’d wanted you, wanted you some more, lost hope, then wanted you again, then switched desire for others, then back to you again. Yeah, we told ourselves, ‘if we can’t get you, let’s get Mahrez or Dybala’. We needed ...

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World Soccer 100 Players of the Century

  As part of the discussion of the greatest athletes from all sports, including soccer, here is one view of the greatest football (soccer) players of the 20th century. This list of the 100 greatest football players of the 20th century was published in the December 1999 issue of World Soccer, an English language football magazine. Where is Messi? – This ...

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Brazil again! Team already in Russia 2018

Brazil coach Tite was delighted to learn his side had qualified for next summer’s World Cup after a dominant 3-0 win over Paraguay. The 55-year-old was conducting his post-match press conference when news filtered through that Uruguay had lost to Peru, ensuring Brazil became the first side to successfully negotiate qualifying for Russia 2018. Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho curled in a ...

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