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Formula 2 – Sarri uses Napoli formula to ignite Chelsea’s title bid

Formula 2 – Sarri uses Napoli formula to ignite Chelsea’s title bid

At Napoli, he used diminutive winger Dries Mertens as a makeshift center forward, flanked by two small guys in Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon in a fluid, mobile front three. Mertens responded with 46 goals in two seasons, Napoli was one of the most thrilling teams to watch in Europe, and Sarri’s side almost ended…

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Formula 2 – Sarri uses Napoli formula to ignite Chelsea’s title bid

Formula 2 – Sarri uses Napoli formula to ignite Chelsea’s title bid

A midseason tactical switch sparked Chelsea’s surge to the Premier League title two years ago under Antonio Conte. Could the same happen under his successor this season? For the first time in his debut season at Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri deployed a lineup without a genuine striker for the match against Manchester City on Saturday. The…

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Soccer – Latest Nations League Betting: England remain favourites to emerge victorious in Portugal this summer

Soccer – Latest Nations League Betting: England remain favourites to emerge victorious in Portugal this summer

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions remained at 15/8 (2.88) in the betting after being drawn to face Netherlands in Guimaraes in the second semi-final The Uefa Nations League semi-final draw has taken place to decide the line-up for the final few matches of the competition. England began the day as favourites to win the tournament at…

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Soccer – Euro 2020 draw: Gareth Southgate talks up Wembley incentive for England after landing favourable draw

Soccer – Euro 2020 draw: Gareth Southgate talks up Wembley incentive for England after landing favourable draw

The Three Lions will be hoping to not only qualify for the next European Championship, but also make it to the finals stage being held on home soil Gareth Southgate admits the opportunity to take in semi-final and final dates at Wembley should act as a “big incentive” for England in their Euro 2020 campaign.…

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Soccer – FIFA world rankings: England retain top-five standing as Germany slip to 16th and Belgium keep top spot

Soccer – FIFA world rankings: England retain top-five standing as Germany slip to 16th and Belgium keep top spot

Belgium continue to lead the way, just ahead of France, while there is mixed fortunes for fallen giants such as Die Mannschaft, Argentina and Italy England have cemented their standing in the world’s top five, but Germany have hit a serious slide and now sit 16th in the eyes of FIFA. The Three Lions have…

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Soccer – Latest Nations League Betting: England cut to 15/8 to win tournament ahead of semi-final draw

Soccer – Latest Nations League Betting: England cut to 15/8 to win tournament ahead of semi-final draw

The four teams that will contest the Finals have been confirmed and Gareth Southgate’s men have been made favourites to lift the trophy in Portugal England have been cut to 15/8 (2.88) to win the inaugural Nations League after the four semi-finalists were confirmed on Tuesday night. The Three Lions will contend the Finals tournament…

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Soccer – Eric Dier: More English youngsters should go abroad

Soccer – Eric Dier: More English youngsters should go abroad

The Dortmund winger has already made an impression with England and his Three Lions team-mate thinks more youngsters should consider moves abroad Eric Dier would like to see more English youngsters follow teenager Jadon Sancho’s example and play their club football abroad. Sancho has already won three caps at senior level with England despite being just…

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Soccer – Paul Gascoigne career & controversies: Gazza’s England highlights, age, children & partners

Soccer – Paul Gascoigne career & controversies: Gazza’s England highlights, age, children & partners

Gazza’s football and personal life has been filled with much-publicised controversy, and the former midfielder has recently returned to the spotlight Paul Gascoigne remains a popular figure as a former England international, but his post-footballing career has been blighted with controversy, as well as mental illness and substance abuse. The ex-midfielder has appeared in the…

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Soccer – Latest UEFA Nations League Betting Odds: England favourites to win tournament after Croatia win

Soccer – Latest UEFA Nations League Betting Odds: England favourites to win tournament after Croatia win

The Three Lions staged a late comeback at Wembley on Sunday and are now the most likely winners of the summer play-offs according to the bookmakers England were just minutes away from relegation in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday. Trailing 1-0 to Croatia at Wembley, Gareth Southgate’s side struck twice in the final 13…

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Soccer – Man Utd news: Marcus Rashford equals 52-year-old England appearance record

Soccer – Man Utd news: Marcus Rashford equals 52-year-old England appearance record

The 21-year-old Manchester United forward has played more games for the national side in a single year than anyone since 1966 Marcus Rashford has equalled a 52-year-old record set by Jack Charlton for the most England appearances in a calendar year. As reported in  The Times , the Manchester United forward has represented the Three…

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Soccer – Marcus Rashford injury: Manchester United sweating on England forward’s fitness as he limps out of win over Croatia

Soccer – Marcus Rashford injury: Manchester United sweating on England forward’s fitness as he limps out of win over Croatia

The Red Devils forward was unable to see out a meeting with Croatia at Wembley and appeared to be nursing a knock as he headed down the tunnel Manchester United have been handed another potential injury headache after seeing Marcus Rashford limp out of England’s win over Croatia. Jose Mourinho would have been among the…

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Soccer – England vs Croatia Betting: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

Soccer – England vs Croatia Betting: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

There was nothing to choose between the pair in a goalless draw in the reverse fixture, and Al Hain-Cole expects another tight clash at Wembley England and Croatia will be aiming to snatch a place in the Nations League knockout stages when they meet at Wembley in Sunday’s final group game. Only goal difference separates…

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Soccer – Barcelona news: Ivan Rakitic hamstring injury confirmed after scan

Soccer – Barcelona news: Ivan Rakitic hamstring injury confirmed after scan

Croatia had already announced that the midfielder would not be fit to face England, with Barca announcing clarifying that he has a hamstring injury. Barcelona have confirmed Ivan Rakitic has been diagnosed with a hamstring injury. Rakitic was substituted midway through the second half of Croatia’s 3-2 Nations League win against Spain, in which Tin Jedvaj…

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Soccer – England news: Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has ‘enormous respect’ for Gareth Southgate’s side

Soccer – England news: Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has ‘enormous respect’ for Gareth Southgate’s side

Sunday’s Wembley clash will be a repeat of the World Cup semi-final, with the Croatia midfielder speaking of his respect for Gareth Southgate’s side Ivan Rakitic says he has “enormous respect” for England ahead of their World Cup semi-final rematch in the Nations League. Croatia came out on top at Russia 2018 after downing England…

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Soccer – UEFA Nations League news: Croatia star Rakitic ruled out v England

Soccer – UEFA Nations League news: Croatia star Rakitic ruled out v England

The Barcelona midfielder will return to Catalunya for treatment after being forced off during Thursday’s thrilling victory over Spain Ivan Rakitic is out of Croatia’s crunch Nations League clash with England, coach Zlatko Dalic has confirmed. Rakitic was substituted during the second half of Croatia’s dramatic 3-2 victory at home to Spain on Thursday, with…

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Soccer – Nations League Betting: England 7/1 to win tournament ahead of Wembley showdown with Croatia

Soccer – Nations League Betting: England 7/1 to win tournament ahead of Wembley showdown with Croatia

A win for the Three Lions over Zlatko Dalic’s men would see them make the Finals after Spain’s 3-2 loss in Zagreb on Thursday set up a tense finale England are the shortest price they have ever been to win the Nations League ahead of Sunday’s crucial clash against Croatia at Wembley. The Three Lions…

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Soccer – England vs Croatia Betting: Kramaric to silence the Wembley crowd in crucial Nations League clash

Soccer – England vs Croatia Betting: Kramaric to silence the Wembley crowd in crucial Nations League clash

Having set up Dalic’s men for their crucial victory over Spain, Al Hain-Cole thinks the former Leicester striker will prove dangerous at Wembley Having officially said farewell to record goalscorer Wayne Rooney, England will be hoping for their new heroes to come to the fore in Sunday’s crucial Nations League clash against Croatia. Victory for…

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