1. World Cup 2014: Africa's Prospects Following the Group Stage Draw

    Africa’s five World Cup representatives approached Friday’s draw with both excitement and trepidation...

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  2. World Cup 2014: Every Country's Fans' Favorite Player

    This article profiles the fans’ favourite player for each of the 32 competing World Cup nations. Having canvassed the opinions and absorbed the comments of a number of national ...

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  3. World Cup 2014: 10 Biggest Group Stage Upsets in History

    Tomorrow’s group stage draw will set the scene for six months of speculation and prediction, as well as shaping the concerns and expectations for a whole host of competing nations...

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  4. World Cup 2014: Intriguing Group Stage Scenarios

    The eight World Cup groups will be revealed Friday, Dec. 6. The live draw will be broadcast worldwide as fans in the 32 competing nations learn of their opponents for next summer’s showpiece...

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  5. World Cup 2014 Gossip Roundup: Hodgson Breaks Hearts and Casillas Concerns Hart

    Thirty-two nations may be celebrating World Cup qualification, but all is not well in international football...

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  6. The 7 Greatest Rivalries in Club Football: From Boca to the Bernabeu

    World football is littered with clashes and rivalries that mean something above and beyond the mundane fixtures of the league calendar. Teams share animosity for a myriad of different reasons and to a number of varying degrees...

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  7. 50 Best African Players on the Planet Right Now

    This article profiles the 50 best African players in the world today. Much of the talent in this list was on show at the Cup of Nations, earlier in the year, as well as the recent CAF World Cup Qualifying play-offs...

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  8. Assessing France Squad Ahead of Brazil World Cup

    France’s euphoric victory over Ukraine secured Les Bleus’ spot at the World Cup next summer; however, following some inadequate performances during the qualification programme, there are many questions to resolve before the finals...

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  9. African WC Qualifying: Why Ghana, Burkina Faso Will Be Celebrating 2014 Berths

    Following a high-octane weekend of excellent African action, three of the continent’s sides have already booked their spot at Brazil next summer...

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  10. African World Cup Qualifying Review: Three Teams Advance to Brazil

    Another high-intensity weekend in the world of African football results in three teams advancing to the international top table in Brazil next summer...

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  11. Cameroon vs. Tunisia: 6 Things We Learned

    After a dreary 0-0 draw in the first leg, Cameroon and Tunisia served up an exciting contest in Yaounde. The Indomitable Lions kicked into gear against their lacklustre opponents and ...

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  12. Senegal vs. Ivory Coast: 6 Things We Learned

    The Cote d’ Ivoire and Senegal played out a nervy 1-1 draw in Casablanca in the second leg of the African World Cup qualifying play-off...

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  13. Complete African World Cup Weekend Preview

    Places are filling up fast for the World Cup in Brazil next summer. Including hosts Brazil , 21 of the selection of 32 are already known to us...

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  14. What Jordan Must Do to Stop Uruguay in World Cup Play-off

    Jordan and Uruguay will meet in Amman on Wednesday night to contest the first leg of their AFC-CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying play-off ...

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  15. Cote D'Ivoire: The Golden Generation Can Finally Deliver at the World Cup

    At the African Cup of Nations earlier this year, it looked like the Cote d'Ivoire's Golden Generation had finally reached the end ...

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  16. Ranking the Top 20 Players in the Champions League so Far

    With four games gone in the Champions League group stage, the eight pools are beginning to take shape and the various narratives are beginning to unravel...

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  17. 20 Best Goals in Ligue 1 This Season

    This article presents the 20 Best Goals in Ligue 1 so far this season. The league has witnessed numerous great contests and some sublime finishes throughout this term, and I could easily have filled this list twice over...

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  18. 5 African Players Who Could Make a Major Impact at the World Cup

    Could next summer’s World Cup be a breakthrough tournament for Africa’s international sides? Ten teams are still in the running—all with differing levels of optimism—and ...

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  19. Shinji Kagawa at No. 10 Can Inspire Manchester United Under David Moyes

    Over the last few months, Bleacher Report has produced a glut of features examining why a shift into the centre of the pitch would hugely benefit Manchester United’s Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa ...

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  20. The Evolution of Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Next summer marks the one decade anniversary of Zlatan Ibrahimovic ’s explosive introduction to international competition...

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  21. World Cup Qualifying 2014: Charting Iran's Journey to Brazil

    Japan, South Korea and Australia, for various different reasons, have each received extensive coverage since ensuring their qualification from the Asian World Cup Qualifying programme...

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  22. Ranking the Top 8 Contenders for Champions League Glory

    Here at the half-way point of Champions League competition, the tournament’s top teams are beginning to purr, and the group stage outcomes are becoming clearer...

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  23. Ranking the 10 Best Central Defenders in World Football on Form

    This article profiles the top 10 central defenders in World Football based on form. That means that this piece will consider the players only on their performances during the course of the season so far, rather than their reputation and status...

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  24. 20 Best Asian Players in the World Right Now

    This article profiles the 20 finest Asian players in the world today. Although only a handful of the continent’s stars feature in the Champions League, Asia still possesses ...

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  25. Falcao May Dismiss Real Move, but Could Madrid Be Back in His Future?

    When Radamel Falcao agreed to sign for Monaco in the summer, his decision was greeted with shock and not a little scepticism...

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