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Spain 2-3 England: Sterling wins The Thriller in Sevilla

“I can only see a Spain win” predicted the oracle that is Paul Merson. For once most agreed, Spain came into this game unbeaten in 38 straight competitive games at home, a run stretching back to 2003, their last home game being a 6-0 hiding of Croatia last month. England meanwhile hadn’t won in Spain

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England vs Spain Preview

England take on Spain at Wembley this Evening, in their inaugural UEFA Nations League match. England arrive in unusually buoyant mood following a relatively successful major tournament. England Squad Announcement A Successful summer Gareth Southgate’s mission is now to ensure England’s great run in Russia was the start of a successful run at major tournaments

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A History of England vs Spain: Pearce’s Redemption, Hunter’s beauty, Di Stefano brilliance, Gary’s goalfest and that miss!

England will host Spain at Wembley in both teams inaugural UEFA Nations League game this Saturday. Surprisingly for two of European football’s big nations, the history between the two has often flown under the radar compared to England’s rivalries with say Germany or Spain’s with Portugal. But they’ve still met twice in the World Cup

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Top 5 Disastrous World Cup Campaigns (2)

All teams go to World Cup’s with hope in their hearts, many return disappointed ┬ábut some campaigns start with such belief and unravel so shockingly they become truly painful here are the 5 worst ever World Cup campaigns as conducted by 5 nations that set out expecting glory and quickly returned home with tails firmly

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World Cup Countdown: the 20 Greatest Players never to play a World Cup

Most of the Worlds Greatest players do grace the game’s biggest stage but not all here we Countdown 20 of the best who never made it to a World Cup. Players never to play a World Cup (part 1) players never to play a World Cup ( 2) players never to play a World Cup

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World Cup Countdown- The 20 Greatest players never to play a World Cup (Part 3)

Part 3 of our look back at the greats who never played a World Cup- as we’re getting into the top 10 the biographies are a little longer… 10. Bernd Schuster (West Germany) If there’s one certainty in football it’s that if you’re a world-class player born in Germany you will play (and more than

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World Cup Draw Review: Groups A & B

On Thursday afternoon it finally begins- Footballs great and good will gather in Moscow for the World Cup opening ceremony. So whilst the strange national costumes are being ironed down in The Kremlin laundry room how do the groups actually look and who should make it to the knockout phase; Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia,

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World Cup Draw Countdown: The Groups of Death. Brazil 2014- Spain crash, Van Gaal entertains and Cahill’s corker

A final look back at the infamous groups of death from tournaments gone by. Brazil 2014- Spain, Holland, Chile, Australia How did it go? Defending champions Spain flew into Brazil on the back of a three-peat (Euro 2008, World Cup 2010, Euro 2012) and many were confidently predicting a quadruple with many of the same

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