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World Cup squads betray divide between haves and have-nots – DW – 11/25/2022

If you have ever watched your World Cup heroes play for a club on home soil, you can consider yourself lucky. This means you are probably English, maybe Brazilian, but almost certainly not Senegalese. If you examine the 2022 World Cup squads, you’ll find that the average England player has spent 95% of his career …

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Europe shows Infantino the way on the pitch – now it must do the same off it | World Cup 2022

The World Cup began with a Europhobic tone. In Gianni Infantino’s speech the Fifa president, attacked Europe. He accused its representatives of arrogance, double standards and self-centredness. He overlooked one point: the center of football is indeed in Europe: historically, culturally, economically and sportingly. Only in Europe is it possible to have a great career …

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Home Team Face Sneaky Euro Challenge in Japan Cup

In the first 11 runnings of the G1 Longines Japan Cup, foreign raiders were successful no fewer than nine times, with winners from America, Australia, France, Ireland and New Zealand. But not since Alkaased (Kingmambo) defeated Heart’s Cry (Jpn) (Sunday Silence) in 2005 for Frankie Dettori and Luca Cumani has any overseas-based galloper managed to …

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Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey look like a Euro 2016 tribute act and symbolize a wasted Wales World Cup dream

Wales 0-2 Iran (Cheshmi 90+8, Rezaeian 90+11) AHMED BIN ALI STADIUM — After 99 minutes, six Welsh players sank to their knees. They were broken, emotionally dismantled by their underperformance and gutted by the thought of wasted chances. They had fought so hard for qualification, and for what? A moment in history that lasted little …

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Nicol makes surprising Liverpool suggestion regarding European football

Steve Nicol has rather surprisingly suggested that Liverpool missing out on European football completely this season could benefit Jurgen Klopp’s side. Following back to back defeats against Nottingham Forest and Leeds United, the FA Cup champions are ninth in the table and find themselves eight points behind Newcastle who occupy the final Champions League spot. …

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For Tim Weah, a World Cup goal capped a family journey. Now he’s ready for England

DOHA, Qatar- Anticipation is building for today’s World Cup match between the US and England, a titan of men’s soccer. Many American fans, though, are still looking back — replaying the opening 1-1 draw against Wales and the scintillating lone goal for the US, scored by forward Tim Weah. It made him an instant starthough …

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Disappointed O’Gara will consult La Rochelle president over latest ban

Ronan O’Gara will not let his new 10-week French rugby match-day suspension affect his decision-making process following approaches from the RFU about the England job. The former Munster and Ireland legend was tight-lipped yesterday about the suspension he picked up from Top 14 bosses, his second match-day ban this season, which will keep him away …

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