FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-Finals Betting Preview

Arguably four strongest teams in the tournament have made their ways into the semi-finals, and it makes for an interesting viewing. Alexis Sanchez will face off against Cristiano Ronaldo as South American champions Chile take on European winners Portugal on Wednesday. Next day, CONCACAF representatives Mexico will take on world champions Germany. Germany, who have fielded a rather inexperienced squad, are favourites to win the tournament at 9/4 odds. Portugal are close behind the Germans at 23/10 odds. Love a good bet? You should check out these betting promotions. Real…

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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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Alexis Sanchez forced to delay Arsenal return over visa problems

Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has seen his return to the club for pre-season training delayed as he was forced to spend Monday night in Paris as he waited for his new visa to be processed, the Daily Express reports. The Chilean international had been enjoying an extended break following his exploits at the Copa America in his homeland, where he helped crown Chile as South American champions. He had been due to report back to Arsenal this week, though he was expected to miss next week’s curtain raiser against West…

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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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Arsenal ‘in talks’ to sign £11.3m Chilean international striker

Italian news outlet Sportsmediaset are claiming that Napoli forward Eduardo Vargas is in talks with Arsenal about a possible £11.3m move this summer. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip Arsenal ready to sign ‘best young player in Africa’ Arsenal offered Lyon star forward but must pay £21m The 25-year-old is currently on Copa America duty with current Gunner Alexis Sanchez, where he is leading that charge for the tournament’s Golden Boot with four goals. He spent the previous season on loan with Queens Park Rangers, but his four goals in…

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(Video) Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez DESTROYS Peru with INSANE assist

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is apparently not intending to let his phenomenal form of the 2014/15 season drop just yet, as his performances have helped book Chile into the Copa America final with a win over neighbours Peru. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip DONE DEAL: Petr Cech SIGNS for Arsenal Arsenal offered Lyon star forward but must pay £21m And he helped out with an outrageous assist for teammate Eduardo Vargas to find the net and put the hosts through by winning 2-1. Sanchez received the ball just outside the…

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Juventus AGREE to sell Arsenal target Arturo Vidal to ‘top European club’

Italian giants Juventus have reportedly agreed a deal with a ‘top European club’ over the sale of Arsenal target Arturo Vidal, but will not reveal who exactly the club is until his involvement in the Copa America comes to an end, the Metro reports. READ MORE: Real Madrid launch £21m bid for Laurent Koscielny (Images) New Arsenal 2015/16 training gear Arsenal outcast BEGS with club to lower asking price to allow him to leave The Gunners are just one of the plethora of clubs to have displayed an interest in…

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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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(Video) Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez scores stunning diving header in Chile’s Copa America rout

Alexis Sanchez may be known for scoring sumptuous goals, but he’s not really known for tucking away diving headers. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Gossip Arsenal legend backs star man to lead Gunners to the title Nine Premier League bargain buys However, during Friday night’s 5-0 thumping of South American minnows Bolivia in the final group game of their Copa America campaign he changed all that with one well timed flick of his head. The Arsenal star has been one of the standout performers in the tournament so far, and…

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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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Alexis Sanchez INJURED! Chile star pulls up on international duty

The bad news just keeps on coming for Copa America hosts Chile this week as just 24 hours after Arturo Vidal was involved in a high speed drink-drive smash, playmaker Alexis Sanchez has been rated as doubtful for Friday’s clash with Bolivia. SEE ALSO: Full Arsenal 2015/16 fixture list Leaked images of Arsenal’s 2015/16 away kit David Ospina set for Arsenal exit According to AFP, the Arsenal forward had to pull out of training with the national team with a muscle injury to his right leg, and will now undergo…

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(Video) Arturo Vidal: You can cuff me, but you’ll f*** Chile

The following video is allegedly of the scene of Arturo Vidal’s arrest in the early hours of Wednesday morning, during which he told Chilean police: “You can cuff me, but you’ll f*** Chile”. SEE ALSO: Arturo Vidal driving ban Arsenal’s 2015/16 Premier League fixture list The Juve star is currently away on international duty with Chile, where he is helping the side make their way through to the next round of the Copa America. Already the tournament’s leading scorer with three goals in two games, he has caused controversy in…

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Arturo Vidal car crash: Arsenal target suspended from driving

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Chilean superstar Arturo Vidal has been banned from driving after being charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in Santiago, Chile this afternoon. The Juventus man crashed his car in the early hours of Friday morning, and was found to have been intoxicated behind the wheel. He was released from jail earlier in the day, but told that he could face up to four years in prison if the judge wasn’t feeling lenient. However, having been spared of any time behind bars, he has instead had his license rescinded…

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Arsenal target Arturo Vidal rushed to hospital after drunken car smash

Chilean international midfielder Arturo Vidal escaped serious injury on Tuesday night after he was rushed to hospital for crashing his Ferrari on the outskirts of Santiago, ESPN reports. READ MORE: Arsenal Transfer Rumours Arsenal 2015/16 kit launch Arsene Wenger’s FIVE biggest mistakes as Arsenal boss The Juve star sustained only minor injuries, but Chilean national police Colonel Ricardo Gonzalez confirmed that he was under the influence of alcohol, and will face a judge on Wednesday morning. The crash was confirmed on Twitter, with pictures showing the damage to his $230m…

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Copa America Group A – Hosts Chile eyeing early confidence boost

Chile have never won the Copa America, but as hosts in 2015 and with their best squad in many a decade, this has to be their best opportunity yet. They begin the tournament with a potentially tricky tie against Ecuador in the capital, Santiago, in the early hours of Friday morning, where victory would provide them with a major confidence boost and perhaps the belief that they can go all the way. The 2014 World Cup showed that Jorge Sampaoli’s side are extremely capable of competing with the very best…

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