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OZIL OUT?

On a Monday evening in October 2018, the Premier League witnessed one of its outstanding individual displays as Arsenal came from behind to seal a 3-1 victory over Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium. The hosts produced a scintillating comeback, all orchestrated by the brilliance of Mesut Ozil, who served a reminder of the profound extent of his ability. Handed

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Always the Underdog

Everyone loves an underdog — unless they’re playing against your own team, of course. At Euro 2016, Iceland became most people’s second team on the back of some wonderful performances and their iconic Viking Thunder Clap. Things haven’t gone too well since then though, so can Our Boys get it together and qualify for the next major international tournament?  The

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Away Days: Rio DeJaneiro

The mere mention of Rio de Janeiro stirs up postcard-perfect visions of beautiful beaches, sensuous sounds and iconic landmarks: Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon; bossa nova, samba, carnival; Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain. But also Garrincha, Romario, Ronaldo; Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense; and the temple of Brazilian football: the Maracana. There are many sides to Rio but football is never far from view.

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Special Edition

In celebration of the Werder Bremen’s 120 year anniversary, Umbro have launched a special limited-edition shirt, which has been worn by Die Werderaner players in their home game against FC Augsburg. The anniversary shirt features the green tones used for the home shirts over the past decade, along with club slogans “dare and win”, “120 years”, “Werder”, “1899”, “green and

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Better Half

Former Germany international Stefan Kiessling has revealed he cheated his fitness tests with the help of his “very athletic” wife. Kiessling claims he never completed his preparation period exercises and his wife would work out wearing his heart monitor instead; which recorded the progress of the striker’s training plan. The Bayer Leverkusen legend netted 151 goals in 12 seasons at

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Jersey Games

Barcelona had the idea of having the players’ names written in Chinese underneath the usual style in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final against Real Madrid, yet the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) had not given the relevant permission. The Blaugrana had posted about the shirts on their social media pages but were told shortly before the clash that they did not been given the go-ahead

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Bets Off

The Italian government has banned gambling advertisements throughout the country. Many of the clubs in Italy have sponsorships with gambling companies and were thought to have to sever ties with them by the start of the New Year. However, the country’s communications regulatory committee has permitted the clubs to continue with their existing betting deals until the end of the

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Play Strong

UEFA have launched a new YouTube channel for its ‘Together #WePlayStrong’ brand, where they will partner with a number of high-profile female players to provide a breadth of regular content. This is part of the association’s ongoing strategy to grow participation of girls’ and women’s soccer in all 55 of their member nations. The channel will provide a variety of

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Trolling Higuain

AC Milan fans trolled Higuain after his Chelsea move was confirmed with the use of Nutella snacks. Under Chelsea’s post on social media welcoming the Argentine, the comments were bombarded by a number of Nutella-themed memes. The joke goes back to when Higuain was spotted clutching a pack of Nutella B-Ready bars as Milan were flying out to Saudi Arabia

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