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Which teams play in the Confederations Cup 2017 (and why?)

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The year before the FIFA World Cup, the Confederations Cup is played in the host country. June 17 – July 2, 2017, the tournament is played in Russia. In this post we present the participating nations, as well with an explanation of why they are included in the Cup . The eight teams in the 2017 Confederations Cup is divided into two groups. The top two teams of each group will advance to the semifinal (28th and…
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El Clásico 2016-2017 dates

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The rival matchup between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona in Spanish La Liga attracts attention every year, and 2016-2017 is no exception. It is a classic meeting between two of football’s giants, and the outcome is often a deciding factor for what team will win La Liga at the end of the season. In this post we present the dates for the El Clásico of the 2016-2017 season. El Clásico 2016-2017 Saturday, 3 December 2016:…
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Champions League 2016-2017: Schedule and fixtures

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August will soon turn into September which means that the biggest Football leagues of Europe will start. One of them is the prestigious Champions League tournament. Last season Real Madrid defeated local rivals Atletico in the final and thus became the champions. This year we find Ronaldo and Real in Group F where they are drawn against… In this post you find the drawn groups and schedule for the group phase as well as dates…
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Portugal won Euro 2016

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The final of the European Football Championship in 2016 was played between the host nation France and Portugal. Portugal defeated Wales in the semi-finals while France knocked out reigning world champions Germany. France was slightly favorites for the win, thanks to the strong game against the Germans. Cristiano Ronaldo injured Expectations were high on Portugal’s big star, Cristiano Ronaldo. Already after approximately 20 minutes played, however, he got hit by a hard tackle to the…
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Manchester United special odds

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After Sweden got eliminated from the 2016 European Football Championship, their 34-year old superstar attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced that he will play for Manchester United in Premier League 2016-17. That means he will be united with his former coach from Inter, Jose Mourinho. Ibrahimovic has won the national league with most clubs he has represented, including Ajax, Milan, Inter, Juventus, Barcelona and Paris SG. For us interested in odds, there are some interesting bets available…
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Euro 2016: semifinals

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Soon, it is time to decide the winner of the European Football Championship in 2016. Four teams are still participating in the tournament though, and they will be reduced to two that will play in the final at Stade de France in Paris. Wednesday, July 6: Portugal – Wales Portugal has not won a match in the European Championships at full-time. The only game they have won by a deciding goal was the round of…
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Brexit!

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The 2016 European Football Championships goes on. We have enjoyed some mixed action in the round of 16 and look forward to the quarterfinals. In this post you can read about the dates for the quarterfinals as well as summaries from the round of 16. If you want to read more Iceland’s success against England, scroll down! Euro 2016 quarterfinals June 30: Poland – Portugal Poland had not let in a single goal during the…
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Euro 2016: Round of 16

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The group stage is over and some teams, including Sweden, have been eliminated from the European Football Championship. The tournament goes on however, and the play offs are starting this weekend. In this post are dates and schedule/fixtures for the Round of 16. The two branches of the play off tree is interesting to watch, with teams like Spain, Germany and Italy on the right. The left branch is considered a more easier journey to…
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Euro 2016: Results from the group stage, round 1

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The UEFA European Football Championships are running and the first round of the group stage is finished. We have enjoyed some great football for a week and this post summarizes some of the highlights. France 2-1 Romania Comment: The opening match was a tight history. Olivier Giroud gave France the lead in the 57th minute just to see it be tied after a penalty shot 10 minutes later. However, Dimitri Payet blessed the host nation…
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Real Madrid won Champions League 2016

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Sometimes sport is wonderful. Other times it is cruel. Often it depends on which side you stand on when the fat lady sings. Odds are based on trends and that history repeats itself. We never know when a miracle will happen, dynasties broken and giants fall. The final of the Champions League in 2016 was a prime example of how small the margins between winning and losing are. A goalpost would prove to decide whether…
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