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Stadiums that are shared by rival football teams

Stadio Olimpico (Lazio and AS Roma): Italy has always seen multiple teams share stadiums and it is the same case between Lazio and Roma. The stadium has not been as successful for both the teams as one would wish given that both the teams have won only five Serie A titles between them since 1953. The stadium holds a capacity of 70,000 but the infrastructure of the stadium hasn’t been of the best quality. It only gets worse as the stadium is now also used for the Rugby team. San…

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Footballers who are known for their outspoken attitude

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: There is no surprise seeing Zlatan on this list as the Swedish superstar has time and again been very blunt about his opinions. May it be “Zlatan doesn’t do auditions”, “The World Cup is nothing without me” or terming Pep as a “spineless coward” or “not a man”, Zlatan has never shied away from expressing what he has felt. Dani Alves: The Brazilian is one of the finest full backs in the world right now but even he has been very vocal about his opinions. He recently stated…

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January transfer signings who could become long term members of their clubs

5) Virgil Van Djik-Liverpool Liverpool fans’ prayers were finally heard this January, when the club forked out a massive 75 million Euros for Van Djik’s signature. In a season where the defence and attack have looked completely out of sync for Liverpool, Van Djik’s arrival came as a blessing. And rightly so, the Reds already look a better team with the Dutchman marshalling their backline. Moreover, he adds the much needed aerial strength to the side as well. Still 26, and already a plethora of experience on his back, Van…

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English footballers who could lead their country to glory in the 2018 World Cup World Football 

English footballers who could lead their country to glory in the 2018 World Cup

4) Kyle Walker One of the best right backs in the world at the moment, Kyle Walker will be a pivotal member of Gareth Southgate´s setup. The defender developed into one of the most exciting defenders whilst at Spurs. He would likely end his trophy drought as Manchester City are champions elect with only 10 more games to play. He has continued his development at City, running up and down the pitch. Averaging 75 passes per game and having won 38 tackles this season, Walker is already a force in…

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English footballers who deserve a chance to play in the 2018 World Cup World Football 

English footballers who deserve a chance to play in the 2018 World Cup

5) Jack Wilshere The Arsenal midfielder has always been touted as the player of the highest potential. After massively struggling with injuries in recent seasons, this campaign has been a one-off for the midfielder. He has looked fitter than ever and has shown signs of finally becoming the player everyone expected him to become. Moreover, Wilshere brings the much needed leadership and authority to the midfield, something which even the Three Lions lack. Their lacklustre performances in the last few games were a huge talking point. Neither of Eric Dier…

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Footballers who faced a ban for racism World Football 

Footballers who faced a ban for racism

Edwin Cardona: It was in November 2017, when Colombia played against South Korea, players from both teams were involved in a scuffle. While James Rodriguez was caught up with Korean players Ki and Jin Su Kim, Cordona was seen making an offensive ‘’squinting eyes’ remark which surely angered the fans. FIFA too was displeased with this act. He has been banned from five international games, luckily for him it will help him to participate in the World Cup. Aleksander Tonev: Tonev was playing for Celtic on loan from Aston Villa…

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Famous footballers who actually disliked playing football World Football 

Famous footballers who actually disliked playing football

David Batty: The Englishman played for a number of clubs including Leeds United, Blackburn and Newcastle United in his 18 year long football career. He also played for the English national team, appearing for the three Lions in the Euros in 1992 and the FIFA World Cup in 1998. His time in the national team was highlight most with his penalty miss against Argentina in the World Cup. In 2007, he was found stating that he never went to see England play after he retired from the game as it…

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England starting XI for FIFA 2018 World Cup World Football 

England starting XI for FIFA 2018 World Cup

England starting XI for FIFA 2018 World Cup 4) Goalkeepers and Defenders Given Joe Hart’s decline in recent seasons, there is little surprise that in Russia, Gareth Southgate might finally unleash England’s new no 1. The most obvious choice should be Jack Butland. The Stoke City shotstopper has been in sensational form, despite Stoke’s travails this season. Statistically too, Butland has bettered Hart with his distribution. He has a commanding position and is surely one for the future. Gary Cahill might be the first name on the teamsheet. Despite being antagonised by the Chelsea…

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Argentina starting XI for FIFA 2018 World Cup World Football 

Argentina starting XI for FIFA 2018 World Cup

Defence and Goalkeeper: In goal, Argentina boss Sampaoli should not have much trouble given the limited options on table. Sergio Romero, the Manchester United goalkeeper, and Geronimo Rulli, the Real Sociedad shotstopper, are the only real contenders for the position. Romero hasn’t played much for United, but his experience will be valuable, given that he held the position in the last world cup as well. Rulli, on the other hand, is enjoying an impressive time at San Sebastian, barring the recent debacle against Real Madrid. A three-man defence in front…

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Best Defenders in World football 2018 World Football 

Best Defenders in World Football 2018

  Antonio Valencia (Manchester United): The Ecuadorian started as a winger but has revamped himself as a right back especially under Jose Mourinho. His defensive side was always strong but this season we have seen him get way more effective in the attack. The Manchester United captain surely is one of the best right backs in the Premier League and deserves to be in his list.   Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich): The German is not much in the news now as he used to be when he played for Dortmund….

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