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FA Cup 2018/19 Fifth Round Draw preview and odds

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This season’s FA Cup has certainly provided plenty of big upsets. The third round was stacked with them and the fourth round didn’t fail to disappoint either. One of the biggest upsets of the latest round were produced by Millwall. The Lions won something of a controversial home fixture against Premier League side Everton. FA Cup winner odds* Manchester…
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No Messi in FIFA World Player of the Year Final Three

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After 11 years of being in FIFA’s three-man shortlist for the Best Player in the World, Lionel Messi hasn’t made this year’s shortlist. Standing in line to pick up the award this season are Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Liverpool’s Mo Salah. Ronaldo and Luka Modric were instrumental in helping Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League for the third season…
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England call up four new caps for March friendlies

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England boss Gareth Southgate has made the move to call up four previously uncapped players as he takes a look at his squad in contests against the Netherlands on March 23rd and Italy on March 27th. These are not important friendly matches as Southgate tries to figure out who the 23 men are that he is going to be taking to the World Cup 2018 with him. Burnley keeper
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How Champions League changes could impact betting

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Changes are coming to the UEFA Champions League next season. UEFA announced on Thursday, March 1st the new plans that are afoot for the tournament next season, along with some being made for the Europa League as well. The changes that UEFA are implementing consists mainly of changes to the qualification process as well as changes to the kick off times in the group…
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2017/18 FA Cup Fifth Round Draw Set

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After the midweek round of replay matches, the final draw for the fifth round of the FA Cup is set. Tottenham saw off League Two side Newport comfortably back at Wembley on Wednesday night to make it through, while Huddersfield needed extra time on Tuesday to see off Championship stranglers Birmingham to also make it through to the next round. They were joined…
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UEFA Nations League Explained – Format & Draw

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You have probably heard about it, but what is the UEFA Nations League exactly? In early November 2017, there were discussions between FIFA and UEFA about how to expand the Nations League on an even bigger scale and that’s before even the first edition of it has been played out. That would all be down the line and is an exciting prospects, but how will the inaugural…
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Kane nominated but Ronaldo favourite for Ballon d’Or 2017

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Harry Kane has made it to the 30 player shortlist for the 2017 Ballon d’Or award. The winner of the award will be crowned the world’s best player and Kane is one of seven, Premier League players who are among the first 20 names listed on the 30 man shortlist for the award. The other four are Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Kevin de Bruyne, David de Gea, Eden Hazard…
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USA, Canada and Mexico for 2026 World Cup hosting

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The USA, Canada and Mexico have announced that they are throwing down a bid to make a play for the 2026 World Cup this week. This is a historic bid, with three nations joining up for the first time ever to try and lure the World Cup. If the bid is successful, then it would be the first time since the 2002 tournament, which was co-hosted by Japan and South Korea, that the…
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Allardyce announces England squad ahead of World Cup 2018 qualifiers

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Sam Allardyce has announced his first ever England squad. The Three Lions step out for a World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on September 4th, the first competitive game in charge for the new manager after taking over follow Roy Hodgson’s disastrous tactical stint at Euro 2016. There were never likely to be wholesale changes to the squad, but Allardyce…
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Prince Ali to oppose Platini in FIFA Presidential race

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Prince Ali bin al-Hussein from Jordan has confirmed that he will be competing in the FIFA Presidential Election to replace Sepp Blatter as the head of the world football’s governing body. The 39 year was in May’s voting where he took Blatter to a second round of votes before standing down in the contest. Prince Ali joins UEFA President Michel Platini as oneof the…
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Slim chance 2018 and 2022 World Cups could be moved

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There could be more uproar from FIFA coming soon. The world football governing body has hired a US law firm to investigate whether or not the 2018 World Cup and the 2022 World Cup were awarded to Russia and Qatar respectively because of bribery and corruption. If either vote ends up being deemed as not above board, then the venues of one or both could yet change, even…
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Platini even money for top FIFA job after Presidency bid announcement

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Well the official announcement that UEFA President Michel Platini will be standing in the FIFA elections has now been made, and the news that the Frenchman will be standing looks to have been met with great joy. Platini has been told by four continental federations (CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, AFC and of course UEFA) that he has their support. Combined, all of those…
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Platini trimmed to 7/4 with Bet365 to replace Blatter as FIFA President

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There seems to be growing support for UEFA boss Michel Platini who has been asked by a lot of world football chiefs to stand for FIFA Presidency. It was announced on Monday that an extraordinary congress will be held on February 26, 2016, to elect a new president. This, of course, has all come about because of the scandals that have faced the world football governing…
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Euro 2016-bound Wales break top ten in FIFA World Rankings

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All credit to Wales as they have broken into the top ten in the FIFA World Rankings for the first time in their history. They sit 10th in the new rankings and that is just one place behind England who climbed six places to occupy 9th. Wales were 22nd in the previous rankings so it has been a massive move up from Chris Coleman’s men. That 22nd spot was the previous highest
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Betting on Robin van Persie move to Fenerbahce suspended at Skybet

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After a trying season with Manchester United under Louis van Gaal, striker Robin van Persie looks to be on the brink of a move to Turkey. Online betting site Skybet suspended betting on Van Persie making a move to Fenerbahce on Sunday, the striker having been backed heavily at ridiculously short odds of 1/10 that the move was going to be made to the Turkish club.…
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