1. Areas for Improvement Following Africa's WC Qualifying Play-Offs

    This article looks at areas of improvement, or areas of change, for five African nations following the first leg of CAF ’s World Cup play-offs...

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  2. African World Cup Qualifiers: Five Outstanding Players

    The first leg of Africa’s World Cup qualifying play-offs provided us with five excellent contests and numerous moments of high drama...

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  3. African WC Qualification: Nigeria Beat Ethiopia as Cameroon & Tunisia Draw

    Africa’s second day of World Cup Qualifying play-offs passed with much less drama than the first , but for four of the continent’s finest sides, the day of destiny drew a step closer following high-intensity contests...

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  4. African WC Qualification: Cote D'Ivoire and Burkina Faso Step Closer to Brazil

    The first day of Africa’s World Cup Qualifying play-offs provided nine goals, high drama and two excellent, intense encounters. In Ouagadougou, in the earlier of the two fixtures, Burkina Faso beat Algeria 3-2  in a pulsating contest ...

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  5. Analysing the African Play-Offs in 2014 World Cup Qualification

    Five of Africa’s 10 remaining nations will move a step closer to World Cup qualification this weekend as the CAF Third Round play-offs get underway across the continent...

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  6. World Football's 10 Greatest Dynasties of All Time

    This article profiles the 10 greatest football dynasties of all time. The history of the game is littered with wonderful teams that have enjoyed glorious periods of extended success and established themselves as truly dominant forces...

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  7. Striker Solution Sought for Super Eagles Ahead of World Cup Qualifiers

    Africa’s World Cup qualifying changes gear this weekend as the 10 group winners go head-to-head in a series of highly anticipated play-offs ...

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  8. The 10 Young African Players the Top Clubs Should Be Targeting in January

    This article profiles 10 Young African Players that the top clubs should be targeting in January. Not all of these players would be able to make an instant impact, but all at least have potential to be nurtured into top-level competitors...

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  9. 5 Reasons Shinji Kagawa Should Leave Manchester United

    Recently, Bleacher Report has published a glut of articles looking at Shinji Kagawa, exploring what the Japanese playmaker needs to do to realise his potential or ways that Manchester United can finally unlock his limitless potential ...

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  10. Power Ranking Top 10 Ligue 1 Strikers

    The recent moneyed additions to Ligue 1, as well as the splurge of unlikely but thoroughly enchanting champions, have revived the image of the French top flight and renewed interest in its clubs and characters...

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  11. 10 African Unknowns Who Should Be January Transfer Targets

    This article profiles 10 African players who should be January transfer targets for Premier League sides. “When the winter’s in full swing and your dreams just aren’t coming true, ain’t it funny what you’ll do...

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  12. Japan's Shinji Okazaki Can Be a Surprise Star at World Cup 2014

    The World Cup has an endearing habit for throwing up surprises and for hurling new and unexpected stars into our living rooms and into the communal global footballing psyche...

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  13. 25 Best Managers in World Football Right Now

    This list runs down the 25 best managers in world football right now. In compiling this piece, I have considered past achievements, current status and overall reputation to collect ...

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  14. The 50 Greatest African Players of All Time

    This article profiles the 50 greatest African players in history. In compiling into this list I have considered players from the last 100 years, both those who represented African ...

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  15. Team-by-Team Guide to the African World Cup Play-Offs

    The second round of African World Cup Qualifying has come to an end and the 10 group winners have progressed to the playoffs...

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  16. Bordeaux vs. PSG: 6 Things We Learned

    French giants Paris Saint-Germain beat Bordeaux 2-0 to go to the top of Ligue 1, one point ahead of rivals Monaco...

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  17. 20 Greatest World Cup Goals

    This article explores the 20 greatest World Cup goals in history. There are many pieces out there that present the most wondrous goals on a purely aesthetic basis, based on technique, finesse, power or unpredictability...

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  18. Imagining the Impact of an African Team's World Cup Win

    Earlier this month my colleague Joe Tansey wrote a feature, Imagining the Impact of a United States World Cup Win ...

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  19. Quotes of the Week

    From a derby weekend to a whole batch of World Cup qualifiers, it has been another relentless week in world football...

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  20. Ranking the Top 20 Young African Talents in the World Right Now

    This article ranks the top 20 young African talents in the world right now. The continent’s football is coming under the spotlight once again, with seven of the 10 CAF World ...

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  21. The 5 Worst French Ligue 1 Transfers

    In this article, Bleacher Report takes a look at Ligue 1’s worst transfers during the summer window...

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  22. The 5 Best Ligue 1 Transfers

    This article looks at the five best transfers in the French Ligue 1 during the summer window. Big-spending Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco may have stolen all of the international ...

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  23. Best Stadiums to Be an Away Fan In

    This article profiles some of the best stadiums for away fans. In compiling this list, I have tried as much as possible to bring my own experience to the table...

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  24. Quotes of the Week

    It has been another busy week in world football. Key results have been secured, dramatic transfer stories have been commonplace, and once again, the key narratives likely to shape the season have been further crystallised and enforced...

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  25. Rough Guide to Every Team in the Champions League Group Stage

    This article profiles the 32 teams to have qualified for the Champions League Group Stage. The identities of all the sides have now been confirmed and all that remains is for the four pots of clubs to be sorted into eight groups...

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