1. Exciting France U-20 Team Prompting a Return to Past Glory Days

    As the U-20 World Cup heads into its final stages, few teams are attracting attention quite like France. Despite falling to the imperious Spaniards in the group stage and missing ...

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  2. Ghana vs. Chile: Complete Preview for FIFA U-20 World Cup Quarter-Final

    Ghana U-20 vs. Chile U-20 (Sunday, June 7, 2:00 p.m. ET) The finest young footballing talent on the planet will battle it out this weekend as the FIFA U-20 World Cup reaches the quarter-final stage...

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  3. Picking a World Football Asian Nations Best XI

    Japan may have shown their naivety during their brief sojourn in the Confederations Cup, but their prowess was also on display...

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  4. FIFA Under-20 World Cup: Predictions for All 8 Last-16 Ties

    As the Confederations Cup comes to an end, the footballing world turns its attention away from Brazil and towards the Under-20 World Cup. Over in Turkey, an exciting and engrossing tournament is bubbling away...

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  5. Brazil vs. Spain: Starting Lineup and Matchup Analysis for Confed Cup Final

    Spain and Brazil are set to close the Confederations Cup in Sunday’s showpiece final in the iconic Estadio do Maracana , Rio de Janeiro ...

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  6. Spain vs. France: 5 Things We Learned from FIFA Under-20 World Cup Clash

    Two of Europe’s finest youth sides went head-to-head in the group stage of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup as Spain and France clashed at the Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul...

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  7. Brazil vs. Uruguay: 6 Things We Learned from Confed Cup Semifinal

    The quality of contests in the Confederations Cup dipped slightly as the tournament entered the knock-out stages, with old enemies Brazil and Uruguay going head-to-head in Belo Horizonte ...

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  8. 2013 Confederations Cup: Worst Hairstyles of the Tournament

    Once again an International tournament rolls around and the watching world becomes party to the catastrophic haircuts and calamitous lids that populate the universe of international football...

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  9. 2013 Confederations Cup: 5 Standout Players Following the Group Stage

    The Group stage of the Confederations Cup is beyond us, and the four remaining teams now approach the business end of the competition. The early stages of the contest brought a number of fascinating, engrossing clashes and football of the highest order..

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  10. Japan: Why Asian Giants Will Be the Continent's First World Cup Winners

    Japan’s Confederations Cup campaign may have struggled to get off the ground, but there are some positive signs to be taken from the Blue Samurai’s outing...

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  11. Nigeria: Super Eagles Fans Can Be Proud Despite Defeat to Uruguay

    Nigeria’s defeat to Uruguay in their crucial Confederations Cup Group B clash brought the Super Eagles crashing back down to earth...

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  12. 5 Biggest Ways Brazil Must Improve to Win World Cup 2014

    While Brazil have been gloriously impressive in their Confederations Cup campaign thus far, coach Felipe Scolari will be acutely aware of the need to improve ahead of their assault on the World Cup next summer...

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  13. Confederations Cup: Nigeria Uninspiring as the Underdogs Are Slain

    Nigeria may have recorded an impressive 6-1 scoreline against the amateurs of Tahiti, but the Super Eagles underwhelmed in a contest that they never looked like losing...

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  14. Tahiti vs. Nigeria: Confederations Cup Live Score, Highlights, Recap

    FIFA Confederations Cup Group B—Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte FT Score: Nigeria 6-1 Tahiti (Oduamadi x3, Elderson, Vallar o.g.,Tehau o.g.) (Tehau) Nigeria head to the top of Group B after a victory over Tahiti in Belo Horizonte...

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  15. Can Mexico Announce Their True Potential at the Confederations Cup?

    Writing for ESPN earlier in the week , David Faitelson asked the question “Where do Mexico belong?” The journalist explained the issue by suggesting that El Tri are torn between two footballing words...

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  16. Confederations Cup 2013: Power Ranking This Summer's Contenders

    The Confederations Cup will provide the world with a fantastic opportunity to steal an insight into some of the teams who will be present at next summer’s World Cup...

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  17. Brazil vs. Japan: Complete Confederations Cup Preview, Team News, Prediction

    Brazil vs. Japan Venue: Estadio Nacional , Brasilia Occasion: Confederations Cup Group A, Tournament Opener Date: Saturday 15 June Kick-off: 16.00 Local Time/15...

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  18. The 10 Best African-Born Players in English Premier League History

    This article presents the ten greatest African-born players to have played in the English Premier League. With so many of the continent’s stars having graced the nation’s ...

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  19. Grading Cristiano Ronaldo's Performance For Portugal vs. Russia

    This article assesses Cristiano Ronaldo ’s performance for Portugal against Russia as the two European heavyweights battled it out at Benfica ’s Estadio da Luz...

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  20. Portugal: Victory over Russia May Only Be Postponing More Inevitable Heartbreak

    Russia and Portugal know a thing or two about not making it to the big one; not qualifying for the World Cup. Over the last 15 years, both have failed to secure a spot at the high table at least once...

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  21. Confederations Cup 2013: Major Storylines to Follow

    The recent swathe of World Cup qualifiers has once again given everyone a taste of the joys of international football...

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  22. FIFA Confederations Cup: Under-the-Radar Players You Need to Know

    The Confederations Cup is fast approaching, with eight national teams set to battle for this summer’s most hotly-contested prize...

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  23. FIFA Confederations Cup: Complete Guide to Group A

    Brazil’s recent friendly with England has whetted the appetite for this summer’s Confederations Cup...

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  24. Mexico vs. Nigeria: 5 Things We Learned

    Nigeria and Mexico played out an exciting, breathless draw at Reliant Stadium in Houston, both sides keen to impress ahead of a potentially crucial summer, with the Confederations Cup looming ahead...

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  25. Mexico 2-2 Nigeria: As It Happened

    International Friendly: Mexico v. Nigeria--Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX Nigeria 2-2 Mexico The Super Eagles and El Tri play out an exciting, and at times intoxicating, 2-2 draw at the Reliant Stadium, Houston...

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