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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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England has had some fantastic players down the years, and most of the current set up play for top English clubs at the moment like Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea. However, despite how good the players are, there never seems to be any players that want to go to other countries to play their football. Some have done this however, yet some have had a better career than others. Michael Owen for example struggled to fit in Real Madrid’s team and was back in the Premier League, just one year later after he left it. Here is the top 3…

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Here are the top 3 matches for the neutral this weekend. If you love your European football, then here is the pick of the bunch, which all football fans cannot wait for. It was a great weekend in football last s weekend with so many crazy results, but here is hoping that these 3 games will be entertaining and full of goals, incidents and just pure drama. Chelsea v Arsenal – Saturday 12:45 Chelsea will want to bounce back from what was a travesty last week at QPR. They were down to 9 men by half time, and a goal…

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Some teams have already advanced to the final tournament next June, and some have no hope whatsoever. However, here is a pick of 5 crucial clashes, which will be tense and nervy for  the teams involved, but mouth watering for any neutral onlookers. There are sides still hoping for automatic qualification, or a play off place, but in some cases some teams need to win every game to stand any chances. Slovakia v Russia Group B is looking like one of the toughest groups of qualification, where potentially 4 teams are hoping to get in the top 2, or importantly…

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If you love watching your football, then staying in this weekend maybe the best option! Every league has some mouth watering clashes. These matches are contests between heavyweights of the league, or just pure nemesis of each other. 5 football matches, all with a huge build up, but I am hoping they all deliver and be great spectacles of our favourite game. Here are my top 5 games to watch this weekend! Everton v Liverpool We kick of the weekend with the Merseyside derby. It was one of the most passionate derbies in England, as both teams are just down…

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Selling a player is a regular occurrence when managing a football club. Sometimes it’s disappointed to sell a player you rate so highly, but the money coming in for him is worth it. Sometimes you sell a player you don’t rate, to lesser clubs for little money, which you will not mind as a manager. Then there is this other category, when you sell players for little money, and then they go to become a great player, and regret it badly. Here is the top 5 players who were undervalued by their club, sold, and turned out to be better…

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Argentina hosting this year’s Copa America struggled at the first 2 encounters trying to find their form with their coach Sergio Baptista inventing new formations in order to accommodate certain players but it looks like it’s finally settled after they made a flamboyance performance against Costa Rica in their latest fixture. If Argentina failed to win this match they would had been disqualified from the tournament but luckily for them they cruised to a 3-0 victory over Costa Rica with a magical performance by Lionel Messi. Sergio Baptista’s squad was completely dominating the match with a infinite number of wasted…

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Brazil was not experiencing the best of times in this year’s Copa America after only being able to draw in every single one of their previous matches, last night they placed their stamp and proved why they are considered to be the future of Brazil. With a comfortable victory against Ecuador that saw Alexandre Pato of Ac.Milan and Neymar of Santos both scoring 2 goals each and giving their national side more than enough points to qualify into the next stages of the tournament. Coach of Brazil Mano Menezes, decided to make some changes at the start of the encounter…

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