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The 2018 World Cup field is set

Published: November 16, 2017

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The 32 teams at the World Cup are complete after Peru clinched the last spot. It’s all about being there, part of the VIP club that will compete for the title of world champions. You don’t want to be left on the outside.


Antonio Conte vindicated vs. Man Utd, Bayern seize on Dortmund’s flaws

Published: November 6, 2017

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Big coaches make big decisions in big moments.


Real aren’t in crisis yet, but Zinedine Zidane needs to halt the slide quickly

Published: November 2, 2017

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Real Madrid have now lost two straight games in all competitions, and while that may prompt some to view it as a cataclysmic event, in


Madrid shouldn’t panic… yet

Published: October 30, 2017

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Real Madrid are eight points back but can close on Barcelona if they stay calm. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho’s plan works vs. Tottenham but Man City are a cut above the competition.


Spurs punished Liverpool lapses

Published: October 23, 2017

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Sunday displayed the strengths of Tottenham and Liverpool’s weaknesses.


What will Lionel Messi do next?

Published: September 13, 2017

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Imagine you’re Barcelona’s star, a legend with an expiring contract in 2018. With that power comes a lot of pressure and while his next move appears clear-cut, Tuesday’s win vs


Champions League draw takeaways

Published: August 24, 2017

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From Guardiola vs. Sarri to the Costa derby, the draw has a bit of everything. Embattled Barcelona got a break, while there were contrasting fortunes for the north and south of England.


What was Ronaldo thinking?

Published: August 14, 2017

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Super Cup dismissal was stupid, but showed he’s human. Plus: Nemanja Matic might well be a game-changer for Man United and Neymar’s Ligue 1 debut went as well as you’d expect. Marcotti’s Musings »


Neymar saga rumbles on after Clasico

Published: July 30, 2017

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There was a question hanging over the Miami Clasico like an uninvited guest. Was this Neymar’s final game for Barcelona?


Clasico defined by uncertainty

Published: July 29, 2017

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It’s rare to see big clubs in flux, but Barcelona and Real Madrid are struggling. With uncertainty over the futures of star players Neymar and Gareth Bale, it should make for a fun Clasico in Miami


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