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

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Group A in the FIFA World Cup 2018 consists of South American giants Uruguay, hosts Russia, African hopefuls Egypt and Asian minnows Saudi Arabia. Uruguay are the obvious favourites to top the group, but we expect an interesting battle between Russia and Egypt for the second qualifying spot. Here’s our little preview of four teams from Group A. Egypt Egypt are making their third appearance at the FIFA event and their first since the 1990 World Cup.  The Pharaohs, who are ranked 46th in FIFA rankings, have never managed to…

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Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez wants FIFA apology for bite ban

Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez wants FIFA to apologise to him for handing out such a lengthy ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at last summer’s World Cup, the Metro reports. The Uruguayan international was caught taking a chunk out of Chiellini’s shoulder during their final group game in Brazil and was subsequently banned for nine games and told that he would not even be allowed into the stadium to cheer on his teammates. He was then slapped with an with an eight-month ban, further extending his exile from…

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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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