World Cup 2018 Group D – Betting Tips, Predictions & Preview

Group D is one of the interesting groups in World Cup 2018 as all four members are expected to fight it out for top two places. South American powerhouse Argentina are obvious favourites to qualify, but there will an interesting battle between Croatia, Nigeria and Iceland for the second spot. Here’s a little glimpse on all four sides from the group. Argentina Argentina were the losing finalists in Brazil, and they are once again among the favourites to win the cup. The South American side have a wealth of talent…

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Five famous instances of blatant simulation in football

Real Madrid’s Marcelo received a lot of criticism recently for his pathetic attempts at simulation during Los Blancos 2-0 Champions League defeat to Wolfsburg. The Real star was lucky to escape punishment after he kicked Wolfsburg’s Maximilian Arnold and then feigned injury in order to get the German sent off. However, this was not the first time a footballer stooped to such lows in a game of football, and here we take a look at another such famous five instances: 5) David Luiz (Chelsea) vs Manchester United, 2013 The Brazilian…

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Ranking the kits of the FIFA top 20: Do Wales still rate above England?

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The latest round of FIFA world rankings caused another stir of controversy, with Wales rising above England for the first time ever and France dropping 17 places below Romania, it’s easy to see why it’s got people’s backs up. However, just because a country has better individual players, it by no means ensures them a higher ranking. Though FIFA’s system is flawed, and confusing, we’ve come up with a much better way of working out FIFA’s top 20, and that’s by judging them on their kits. See how we’ve ranked…

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(Video) Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez WON the Copa America with tense penalty finale

It’s been a good year for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez. First he established himself as one of the most exciting talents in world football at last summer’s World Cup, then he lifted the FA Cup during his first season in English football and on Saturday night he rounded off the hat trick by firing in the penalty to win the Copa America on home soil. Taking on the favourites Argentina, the game ended goalless after 120 minutes of regular and extra time, sending the game to a tense finale in…

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Copa America Final: Hosts Chile take on the favourites Argentina in Santiago showdown

In a Copa America which has had its fair share of star quality as well as a couple of major controversies, the two most consistent sides contest the final on Saturday evening, with Chile looking to win the competition for the first time ever on home turf facing an Argentina team that will be desperate to end its 22-year wait for a major trophy. Even with home advantage, Chile have more than confirmed their status as one of the emerging forces of international football by making a relatively serene passage…

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(Video) Arsenal keeper David Ospina performs STUNNING double save in Copa America clash

News this week has been dominated by Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is on the verge of linking up with Arsenal. READ MORE: Arsenal Transfer News Juventus agree to sell Arsenal target to top European club Arsenal and Chelsea urged to splash £25m on new Paul Pogba Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been concerned lately that his lack of a truly world class shot stopper is hindering his side’s title aspirations. However, an occurrence on Friday night from the Copa America may pique the Frenchman’s interest. Arsenal stopper David Ospina is…

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Copa America – Nine-man holders out as knockout stages begin

Just like Europe’s leading club competition the Champions League, the Copa America has become exceptionally difficult to retain over the years due to the endless conveyer belt of quality that seems to come from right across the world’s smallest permanently inhabited continent. Uruguay are the latest team to fail in their attempts to triumph for a second time in succession, losing to hosts Chile in an ill-tempered clash on Thursday morning. It was not a major surprise that the holders fell, as they never looked convincing in scraping through the group…

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Copa America – Unpredictability emphasised by Brazil loss

The second round of group matches is almost complete, and the Copa America could not be more wide open, with a couple of shock results leaving some to question where the balance of power truly lies on the international stage in South American football. Pleasingly, the less fancied sides are proving competitive and adding to the drama in what has been an entertaining first week of the tournament. It began with Chile registering a comfortable victory over Ecuador, who went on to lose disappointingly against Bolivia, highlighting their regular failure…

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Copa America Group B – Uruguay begin title defence against rank outsiders

Uruguay have won the Copa America more than any other team, a fine achievement given the immense competition they face from neighbouring countries as well as the disparity in terms of population and resources, particularly that of rivals Argentina and Brazil. Their latest title defence begins on Saturday evening as they take on Jamaica, a side that is not expected to make it past the group stage. Winning the competition back in 2011 was just reward for Uruguay’s remarkable rise back to international football’s elite, and was an achievement that…

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