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Carlos Tevez, at the age of 31, still continues playing an important role for his club and this is something that is fairly difficult to do for a player at such an elevated age. The Argentinean attacker managed to score 20 league goals for his club in this season which just recently reached its end. Juventus signed Carlos Tevez on June of 2013 for a price tag of €10 million and this has turned out to be bargain price for a player who has helped the Italian club in winning 2 successive Serie A titles as he has scored 50…

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Football is a really physical game. The truth is that most people do not understand the fact that injuries are actually really common and they can happen at any point of the game due to it being so intense. Football fans love it when everything is spectacular but at any level, this is one game that is dangerous. Let us take a look at some of the most common football injuries that happen. One of the most common injuries in football is ending up with a broken bone. Unfortunately almost all bones can break from fingers to legs. Sometimes even…

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Now that a few days have passed since the first ever all-German Champions League final, we have essentially entered the football offseason. But let’s talk about that final for a moment. That incredible final which (fittingly) came down to the final moments of the match in a low-scoring affair, and was uncharacteristic of the two clubs involved. Two teams known for their explosive offense were all knotted-up at one goal apiece heading into the 89th minute Munich star Arjen Robben ended it all. While the match gave the fans all over the world an appropriate finish to a wild Champions…

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Champions League got underway last week, and was as dramatic as he finished last season. Chelsea got their defence of the trophy underway, but let a 2-0 lead slip to an impressive Juventus. Real Madrid beat Manchester City in the best game of match day 1, with a last minute Ronaldo goal. Barcelona, Manchester United, and Arsenal got off to wins, and French outfit PSG looked impressive in their first Champions League game in 8 years.  The final is once again in Wembley this year, and looks favourite to be walking down Wembley Way come May. A terrific venue for…

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Another great weekend of football has passed, and another is just around the corner. Four matches from four different countries, so if you love your European football or football betting, then nothing but good news for you. All the matches are dotted around Europe, and around your weekend so enjoy! Dortmund v Schalke – Saturday 3:30 This is the Revierderby in Germany, and this promises to be a great football match. Borussia Dortmund are champions of the German league, and they will boast that when their fiercest rivals come to town. Dortmund currently sit in 2nd in the table, after…

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The England football team have dropped to 15th in the world rankings. This is the lowest that they have been ranked at in the last five years – with the last occasion being when they did not qualify in 2008 for the Euro qualification. This means that they are below teams such as Greece, Ivory Coast and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The top ranking is no surprise, with Spain being at the top again. Germany are still second and Colombia have moved up to third. In fourth place is Argentina then Netherlands in fifth. Italy are in sixth place and Portugal in seventh…

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Spain play France on Saturday. Two of the most successful teams of recent times meet again. Where: Saturday June 23rd, Donbass Arena, Donetsk. Previous Meetings: These two have met twice in the European Championships recent history. In Euro 96 it was a late goal from the Spanish that tied the game. On that occasion the French topped the group with the Spanish second. They met again at the quarter final stage of the European Championships 4 years later, between which the French became World Champions. They went into the game as favourites and beat the Spanish 2-1. The roles are…

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The Germans have a 100% record and will be playing the surprise package which are the Greeks on Friday night. Where: Friday June 22nd, Arena Gdansk, Gdansk. Previous Meetings: Germany and Greece have played each other twice at the Euros. Once during the final qualifying stage for Euro 76 which ended in a 1-1 draw, and then again at Euro 80, this time finishing 0-0. Doesn’t bode well for an entertaining encounter, but the Germans won’t mind as on both occasions they progressed to the final, winning one and losing the other on penalties to Panenka and his famous chip….

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The last quarter final see’s the Italians meet the English on Sunday evening. Where: Sunday June 24th, Olympic Stadium, Kyiv. Previous Meetings: The last time these two met was during the group stages of the 1980 Championships. Italy played out a 1-0 win which eliminated the English from the competition. Likely Line-Ups- England: Hart, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole, Milner, Gerrard, Parker, Young, Welbeck, Rooney Italy:  Buffon, Abate, Bonucci, Barzagli, Balzaretti, De Rossi, Motta, Marchisio, Pirlo, Cassano, Di Natale. Key Player (England) – Steven Gerrard. Gerrard has been the best player for England so far and has been key to everything…

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The first of the quarter finals is shock group winners Czech Republic against the Portuguese who did enough to knock the Dutch out on Sunday. Where: Thursday June 21st, National Stadium, Warsaw. Previous Meetings: These two have met twice before at the European Championships. The first of those meetings is famous for one of Championships most memorable goals. Karel Poborsky sealed his move to Manchester United with the scoop shot of all scoop shots to give the Czech’s a 1-0 win and put them into the semi-finals of Euro 96. They also met 4 years ago in the Group stages…

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