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France Vs Argentina: Preview, Odds and Predictions

France Vs Argentina: Preview, Odds and Predictions

Pre-tournament favourites France and Argentina are set to cancel each other out in the first game of the second round in the ongoing FIFA World Cup. Argentina managed to scrape out of the group thanks to Morcos Rojo’s late winner. On the other hand, Les Blues confidently topped their group with seven points despite some unconvincing displays. France and Argentina have faced each other 12 times in their history, with the French winning just two of those meetings.

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Argentina set up France meeting after leaving it late

Argentina set up France meeting after leaving it late

Argentina stepped up their game in the final group fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria to book a place in the round of 16 courtesy of a 2-1 win. Lionel Messi once again weaved his magic by putting the South Americans in the driving seat in the 14th minute of the game. After the break, the former African Champions leveled the game from the spot thanks to Victor Moses. The Argentines looked like they were on the way out of the competition until Man United’s defender Marcos Rojo secured the winning goal in the 88th minute of the game to …

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Argentina set up France meeting after leaving it late

Argentina set up France meeting after leaving it late

Argentina stepped up their game in the final group fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria to book a place in the round of 16 courtesy of a 2-1 win. Lionel Messi once again weaved his magic by putting the South Americans in the driving seat in the 14th minute of the game. After the break, the former African Champions leveled the game from the spot thanks to Victor Moses. The Argentines looked like they were on the way out of the competition until Man United’s defender Marcos Rojo secured the winning goal in the 88th minute of the game to …

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Nigeria to send Argentina parking- Achilles the cat

Nigeria to send Argentina parking- Achilles the cat

It seems Argentine fans may suffer another heartbreak if the recent prediction by Achilles the Cat turns out to be true. Lionel Messi and his teammates have experienced a torrid time in Russia, recording only a point in two games and firmly rooted bottom in Group D. That trend may continue in their final group fixture against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, according to the animistic being in St Petersburg. The psychic cat was presented with a choice of two bowls of food with the flags of both countries placed next to them, and Achilles preferred the West-African nation. The …

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Argentina on the brink as Croatia top group D

Argentina on the brink as Croatia top group D

Argentina suffered another blow to their hopes of qualifying from the knockout phase after a shocking 3-0 loss to Croatia that marked their biggest loss in World Cup group stages since 1958. Jorge Sampaoli’s men continued to make headlines for the wrong reasons as they failed to record a win in their opening two group matches for the first time since 1974, securing only one point in the process. The manager who has come under intense scrutiny and heavy criticism didn’t quell any speculations surrounding him citing an unusual line-up for the game. Big name players like Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo …

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Croatia will defeat Messi-dependent Argentina- Kovacic

Croatia will defeat Messi-dependent Argentina- Kovacic

Mateo Kovacic is optimistic Croatia can beat tournament favorites Argentina ahead of their second group D encounter because they are a better team than the two-time World Cup winners. The two teams heavily tipped to progress from the group stages according to pundits meet on Thursday, with the Albiceleste suffering a significant setback against Iceland in the first group game that ended in a stalemate, while Croatia cruised to a 2-0 win over Nigeria. Croatia who made their World Cup debut in France 98′ and ended up in the semi-finals, will fancy their chances against Jorge Sampaoli’s men and a …

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Maradona lambasts Jorge Sampaoli after Argentina stalemate

Maradona lambasts Jorge Sampaoli after Argentina stalemate

Jorge Sampaoli has come under intense scrutiny following their draw against Iceland. One man that was not left out in the attack was legendary figure Diego Maradona who heavily criticised the manager for his tactics. The two-time World Cup winners could only muster a point against the World Cup debutants in their first group game contrary to the bookmakers that predicted a flying start for the South American side. Man City striker Aguero fired his team to an early lead before Iceland leveled up via a goalmouth scramble thanks to Alfred Finngobosan’s strike. Jorge Sampaoli’s men upped their game in the …

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Samba boys wrap up WC preparations in style

Samba boys wrap up WC preparations in style

Brazil completed their World cup preparations with a comfortable 3-0 victory against Austria in Vienna. Tite’s men were in scintillating form as they put the finishing touches to their brilliant Russia 2018 preparations despite the sweltering conditions in Vienna. Manchester City’s striker opened the scoring with an exquisite chip in the 36th minute of the game following a significant spell of the possession. Neymar who started a game for the first since February when he sustained an injury against Real Madrid in the Champions League, added to the tally with a beautiful strike in the 63rd minute of the game. …

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FC Barcelona wants to snap up Liverpool and Arsenal target

FC Barcelona wants to snap up Liverpool and Arsenal target

FC Barcelona are considering making a move for long-term Liverpool and Arsenal target Thomas Lemar from Ligue 1 side Monaco according to reports from the Spanish press. The French winger came close to leaving Les Monégasques last summer when both Premier League sides launched a massive bid for his services in the final hours of the transfer window but didn’t materialize. There has been a massive exodus of players since Monaco won the French League title two seasons ago. The former French Champions have sold the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Bakayoko, Bernado Silva and most recently Fabinho to Liverpool. Lemar, 22, …

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Pep Guardiola would like to manage a team at the World Cup

Pep Guardiola would like to manage a team at the World Cup

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has dropped a hint of managing a team at the International level during his career. Guardiola, 47, is a success story at club management considering his decorated career with hometown club FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City, where he recently won a Cup double in the 2017-18 campaign. Even though he still sees his future with the Manchester club, the former Barcelona manager has revealed that the lure of guiding a team to a World cup success or European Championship might be too hard to overlook at some point. Speaking to HLN, Guardiola said: …

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Portugal heading to Russia without Nani and Andre Gomes

Portugal heading to Russia without Nani and Andre Gomes

Fernando Santos has released his 23-man squad list to prosecute the World Cup in Russia, opting for a blend of youth and experience with the likes of Almeida Nani and Andre Gomes missing out. The Portuguese coach made some surprise inclusions to the team with Goncalo Guedes and Andre Silva set to play alongside superstar Ronaldo upfront. Absentees: Forwards Nani and the hero of the Euro 2016 final Eder were shock absentees from Portugal’s World Cup squad. Rumours suggest that the failure of Nani to perform consistently for club side Lazio this term contributed to his absence, whereas Eder could …

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Manchester United, Liverpool set to feature in first FIFA Super Club World Cup

Manchester United, Liverpool set to feature in first FIFA Super Club World Cup

Liverpool and Manchester United are among the ten confirmed participants to feature in the new FIFA club competition set to debut in 2021. FIFA president Gianni Infantino has backed the concept since he took over the office and had received the green light by top European Clubs. FORMAT OF THE COMPETITION FIFA’s proposal consists of a 24-team competition held every four years, during the second half of June. This competition would, therefore, replace the current tournaments: the Confederations Cup and the Club World Cup. The first edition will take place in three years time under the name, Club World Championship once all necessary arrangements are …

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Messi vs Ronaldo: Age, Careers, Scores and Personal Life

Messi vs Ronaldo: Age, Careers, Scores and Personal Life

The eternal battle between two prodigious football players is still on. Ronaldo vs Messi – is there a more capturing title to follow? Both in the pitch and in real life, two most talented football stars are taking part in an endless race. And no one knows, who will take the lead next time. Cristiano Ronaldo currently plays in Real Madrid as well as in the Portuguese international team. Hailing from Argentine, Messi is to oppose Cristiano’s football manner with his own unique style that one will hardly ever repeat. Lionel Messi is the FC Barcelona and Argentinian International tea, …

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Road to Kyiv: Champions League Preview (Quarter-Finals First leg)

Road to Kyiv: Champions League Preview (Quarter-Finals First leg)

As the Champions League returns, Football fans around the world will be glued to their screens as they hope for exciting games when the big boys in European football lock horns. If you’re looking at betting on any of these games then it’s important to make sure you get the best new customer offer to get you started. Paddy power have great new customer offers and all of these can be checked out at Footy Accumulators on their dedicated pages. The Old ladies of Turin welcome the current Champions Real Madrid in what promises to be a mouth-watering clash over …

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Neymar sued Barcelona for £26m bonuses he hasn’t received

Neymar sued Barcelona for £26m bonuses he hasn’t received

The Brazilian claims that the club owes him about £26m as a renewal bonus after signing a contract back in 2016. As a result, he has launched a lawsuit against his former club. However, Catalans filed their own claim against Brazilian. The Barca’s president Josep Bartomeu believes they didn’t have to pay Neymar the renewal premium because of his decision to leave the club. Also, Barcelona are insisting the terms of the contract was breached by Neymar, who earlier agreed to an extension to 2021. There are plenty of rumors about Neymar leaving to Real Madrid, but the 25 years-old …

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Neymar Jr Legendary goals

Neymar Jr Legendary goals

Neymar Jr is one of the most popular and successful footballers in the world. Some of the pundits call him next Pele, which is no wonder because he has excellent reflexes, incredible confidence on the field, and magnificent technique. While being on the pitch, Neymar statistics never went down. Neymar stats begins from Los Santos career. The ratio was very impressive. He left the team with stats of 138 goals in 229 appearances including unofficial games. The player showed a superb performance in one of the last Santos’ matches vs Uniao Barbarense. How many goals has Neymar scored, you’re asking? …

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