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

Current champions Germany find themselves in Group F at FIFA World Cup 2018. Die Mannschaft are joined by Mexico, South Korea and Sweden. The Germans have struggled in recent friendlies, but they are huge favourites to qualify from their group. Behind Germany, Mexico seem to be most likely to grab the second qualifying spot. A brief look at four nations and their hopes of qualifying for the next round: Germany Germany come into the World Cup on the back of a perfect qualifying campaign. They registered maximum points from their…

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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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Germany vs France – Euro 2016 Semi-Final Preview

The second Euro 2016 semi-final sees Germany aim to move to within 90 minutes of becoming the third nation this century to hold both major tournament titles simultaneously, but opponents France have home advantage and are coming on strong. This is a massively anticipated clash, and the winner will be the favourites to lift the trophy on Sunday. It is likely to be tight and could go right to the wire, with Germany’s experience and know-how potentially giving them a slight psychological edge, although France arguably have more flair in…

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Low’s Germany one step closer to emulating Euro 1996 heroes

Germany advanced to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 after an enthralling 6-5 penalty shoot-out win over Italy. In an evenly contested game Joachim Low’s side took the lead midway through the second half, as Mesut Ozil’s scored with a deft near post finish following some excellent build-up play between Mario Gomez and Jonas Hector. At that stage Germany were in the ascendancy, with Italy struggling to construct any meaningful attacks. Nevertheless the Azzuri did equalise in the 78th minute through Leonardo Bonucci’s calmly converted penalty, which was awarded after Jerome…

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Jerome Boateng trolled by Twitter for his handball against Italy

Ever-so reliable Germany centre-back Jerome Boateng had an unforgettable moment in the penalty shootout win over Italy in the Euro 2016 quarter-final last night. The Germans were leading the game 1-0 in the second half when the Bayern Munich defender mindlessly handled the ball in his box. Italy scored from the resulting penalty to make the score 1-1. The game was eventually decided on penalties after both teams failed to add another goal in the normal plus extra time. Fortunately for the 27-year-old, Germany prevailed in the penalties. However, the Twitter…

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Germany vs Italy – Euro 2016 Quarter-Final Preview

The standout quarter-final encounter of Euro 2016 takes place in Bordeaux as world champions Germany aim to reach the last four for the sixth major tournament in succession, although opponents Italy have thwarted them on many occasions in the past. It was the Italians who extinguished Germany’s hopes of winning the World Cup on home soil in 2006, winning a thrilling match 2-0 after extra time, and more recently it was Mario Balotelli who proved the difference in the semi-finals of Euro 2012; so although they are the underdogs, Italy…

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Antonio Conte’s tactically perfect Euro 2016 Italian job

Full of determination, discipline, energy, intelligence, passion and tactical acumen. Italy’s performance throughout their 2-0 win over Spain in the second round of Euro 2016 represented all of the qualities that the Azzuri’s manager Antonio Conte has gradually instilled in the team since taking charge in August 2014. Prior to the finals Conte was cautiously optimistic and quite reserved about Italy’s prospects of performing well, but subsequently Italy’s campaign is currently evolving as Conte suggested it might, with the manager compensating for the lack of individual talent within his squad…

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Euro 2016 – Revenge on Irish minds as they take on France

Coming into the final round of group matches, it looked an extremely tough ask for the Republic of Ireland to beat Italy and qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2016, particularly on the evidence of their previous outing against Belgium. However, a terrific display and a late headed goal from Robbie Brady saw them do just that, securing a berth as one of the four best third-placed teams. It sets up a rather enticing encounter with hosts France, which immediately evokes memories of the two-legged play-off these sides contested…

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Euro 2016 players with experience at the UEFA Under-21 European Championships

Whilst the European Championships are staged every four years, taking place every second year is the Under-21 version of the tournament which many of those players among the Euro 2016 squads have experience of being involved in. The under-21 European Championship in it’s current form has existed since 1978, with the earliest appearances in the tournament by Euro 2016 players being made by Bruno Alves and Petr Cech in 2002. Since then, seven more under-21 European Championships have been held with a whole host of Euro 2016 players being called…

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England drop spot in bookmakers’ Euro 2016 rankings

England survived Group B at Euro 2016 and are through to the round of 16 in France, where they will face Iceland on Monday June 27 in the Allianz Riviera in Nice. The Three Lions surprisingly finished second behind Wales and that has had some consequences with the bookmakers. Website oddschecker.com keeps track of the Euro 2016 bets of 27 bookmakers, among them Unibet, Bwin, Betway, Bet365 and Paddypower. France still lead the way with a four to one chance to win the competition on their home soil. That’s lower than…

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Euro 2016 Group C – Northern Ireland in with a shout after fine win

There was a palpable sense of disappointment emanating from the Northern Ireland camp following defeat to Poland in their opening match of Euro 2016, with regrets aplenty over their lack of any kind of goal threat. The following outing against Ukraine became absolutely crucial. Manager Michael O’Neill responded in bold fashion by making five changes including the decision to drop leading striker Kyle Lafferty, and that move could not have paid off any better as a deserved 2-0 victory gave them a fighting chance of qualifying for the last 16.…

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Euro 2016 Group C – Germany and Poland renew their rivalry

The qualifiers brought two memorable encounters between Germany and Poland, with both teams collecting a win apiece, so there was much anticipation when they were drawn together for the finals. They come into it having won their opening matches, so a victory for either side will be enough to guarantee a place in the next round, and in all likelihood top the group. Poland were the dominant force throughout against Northern Ireland and got the result they deserved, but they will be slightly disappointed at their inability to score more…

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Euro 2016 Group C – World Champions Germany face Ukraine test

Since winning the World Cup in 2014, Germany have not entirely convinced, as a handful of new faces mixed in with some of the older ones laboured a little through qualifying, but they have long been renowned as a team that excels when it really matters. As a result, few expect them to slip up when they face Ukraine as their bid to win the European Championship for the first time in 20 years begins. They have been placed in a section from which they should comfortably advance, although top…

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Twitter exploded after England’s amazing comeback, with one exception

What a match it was! England fell 2-0 behind against Germany in Berlin, but stunned the reigning world champions with a fierce comeback and 3-2 win with goals from Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Eric Dier. Not very surprisingly, Twitter exploded due to the Three Lions’ performance. Although there was one tweet to calm down everyone… The Berlin curse against England for #DieMannschaft continues… Good job the @UEFAEURO is in France then 😉 #GERENG pic.twitter.com/dkXDY7jp2S — Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) 26 maart 2016 FT Germany 2-3 England Amazing comeback from England having trailed 2-0…

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Euro 2016: the favourites and biggest outsiders

The start of the 2016 European Championship, on June 10 in Paris (France), is still a couple of months away. But it’s never too early to take a look at the favourites to win the tournament and the national squads that are listed as the biggest outsiders to challenge for Euro 2016. Three favourites It’s never easy to pinpoint the biggest tournament favourite to put your money on, but Germany seems to be the one team that jumps to everyone’s mind in this regard. The reigning world champions have made…

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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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Scotland vs Germany – Match preview and team news

After the major disappointment of losing away to Georgia on Friday, Scotland now face the biggest test of all as they host Group D leaders and world champions Germany. The toothless attacking display and eventually agonising defeat in Tbilisi has the potential to be hugely damaging to the Tartan Army’s chances of making it to Euro 2016, as they have now slipped behind the Republic of Ireland in the race for a place in the top three. An automatic qualification spot now looks very slim, and it appears they now…

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(Video) Spurs new boy DeAndre Yedlin clatters Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil with crunching tackle

He may have only been at White Heart Lane a couple of months, but judging by this challenge DeAndre Yedlin is already beginning to understand the rivalry between his side and neighbours Arsenal. READ MORE: Arsenal News and Goals Arsenal told to pay £40m for Brahimi An incredible result on Wednesday this week saw the USA overcome Germany by a score of 2-1 in friendly, as the defending world champions continue to struggle following their coronation. The USA, however, were in heaven, having beaten the Netherlands just a few days…

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Germany sent Saudi Arabia rocket-propelled grenades to secure World Cup 2006 vote

The German government allegedly sent Saudi Arabia a shipment of rocket propelled grenades in order to secure their vote for the 2006 World Cup, the Daily Mail reports. SEE ALSO: Has Sepp Blatter slept with Irina Shayk? German newspaper Die Zeit claim that the then chancellor Gerhard Schroder had his administration persuaded by the German FA to send the weapons over to the Middle East country in 2000 so that they would swing their vote from Morocco. Their vote helped tip the decision in Germany’s favours they defeated South Africa…

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