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Jamie Vardy retires from Three Lions duty

Jamie Vardy has announced his retirement from international football for the Three Lions. The 32-year-old has won 26 caps for his country and was a member of the squad that reached the semi-finals of the World Cup this summer. But now Vardy has told England boss Gareth Southgate that he longer wishes to be selected unless there is some kind of injury crisis. Jamie Vardy retiring from international football. Never forget — LW. (@___LWilliams) August 28, 2018 He told The Guardian: “To be honest with you, this has been on my mind for a while,” “I’m not getting any younger and you …

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France on top of the World in latest FIFA ranking

World Cup winners France are currently ranked the number one footballing nation in the latest FIFA World Rankings Les Bleus moved to the top spot following their recent World Cup triumph, while Germany drop to 15th after their group stage exit in Russia – having been top of the tree going into the tournament. View this post on Instagram France on top of the World in latest FIFA ranking A post shared by Footballwood (@football.wood) on Aug 16, 2018 at 5:40am PDT England moved up to sixth in the latest edition after reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first …

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FRANCE VS BELGIUM: Semi-final Preview

France and Belgium thoroughly deserve their place in the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after producing magnificent displays en route to this stage, and this clash is set to go down the wire considering the quality on both sides. This is the first time Les Blues will be confronting their close door neighbors in a competitive meeting since 1986 in what will be a fiercely contested derby. The two teams have lived up to pre-tournament billing as World Cup contenders, with most neutrals slightly in favor of the Belgian’s golden generation to progress to the finals. BEST TRIO IN ATTACK As is the …

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World Cup Recap: Croatia set up Q/final date with Russia

The round of 16 fixtures on matchday 17 went to another crescendo with both games needing spot kicks to decide who qualifies for the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Spain paid for their lack of creativity in front of goal as they were punished via the spot kicks by a tactically sound Russian team. In the other all European affair between Denmark and Croatia, both sides started on a flyer by canceling each other out in the opening 10 minutes only for the game to drag on to extra-time before ending in a grueling penalty kick. RUSSIA 1 SPAIN 1 …

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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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Lukaku likely to miss England clash

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku may likely miss the World Cup clash against England in Kaliningrad later today. The former Chelsea forward is still struggling to shake off an ankle injury suffered during the Group G victory over Tunisia. ‘He had a difficult knock against Tunisia and probably Thursday is one day too early, but I don’t think it is going to take any longer than that,’ Belgium manager Roberto Martinez said. ‘We had very good news on the scan. There was no further damage, but it is still uncomfortable. ‘I don’t think he will be training today, and I think …

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