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Portugal’s Rising Five

Nations League winners Portugal have a history of producing brilliant young talent. Colin Millar picks out five for the future… Joao Felix The 19-year-old rose to prominence for Benfica in 2018-19, netting 20 goals while registering 11 assists for the club, who regained the Portuguese top-flight. With a €120m release clause and a host of clubs interested including Real Madrid,

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BY THE NUMBERS:

With the Big leagues in full swing here’s a look at the big numbers form last campaigns   Top scorer Premier League: Mohamed Salah/Sadio Mane/Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [Liverpool/Liverpool/Arsenal] — 22 Bundesliga: Robert Lewandowksi [Bayern Munich] — 22 Serie A: Fabio Quagliarella [Sampdoria] — 26 La Liga: Lionel Messi [Barcelona] — 36   Most minutes Premier League: Luka Milivojevic [Crystal Palace], Conor

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Managing Infants

When David Moyes arrived from Everton to manage Manchester United for the 2013-14 season after Alex Ferguson’s retirement, it puzzled many because Moyes’ only success at ’The Toffees’ had been in avoiding relegation. His only chance at silverware was the League Cup that 2013-14 season, after the 2013 traditional Charity Shield Final between the champions and the winners of the

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Rising Nations

The Netherlands The Netherlands have missed out on the most recent European Championships and World Cup but an exciting new side, containing young stars Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie De Jong among others, topped a group including France and Germany. They narrowly missed out in this year’s final against Portugal. Switzerland Vladimir Petkovic’s men have built a reputation based on

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Glory Seekers

No team has been as successful in the Women’s World Cup as the United States. Yousef Teclab recaps the Stars and Stripes’ trophy-laden World Cup history… Doing the legwork 1991 sees the United States women’s national team (USWNT) intensively prepare for the inaugural Women’s World Cup, taking place that year in China, under Coach Anson Dorrance. Many of their squad

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Undoubted Success

In 2016, Portugal triumphed in the European Championships and in doing so collected their first ever major honour in international football. A nation with a population of just 10.3m, the victory was no mean feat and sparked mass celebrations across the country. Three years later and A Seleção das Quinas were celebrating again, this time by triumphing in the inaugural

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