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The Qatar humiliation

With the World Cup commencing in just a few weeks, it seems this year might bring something a little more complicated than the summer nights sipping pints and cheering on our nations. However, there is a disconnect between FIFA and Qatar’s claims it will be the “best ever” and the concerns brought to light by […]

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Scotland return to winning ways against Slovenia

When Scotland manager Gordon Strachan and his players arrived at Hampden for their clash with second placed Slovenia, who had collected eight points from their opening four games, the pressure was on. Prior to the match, Strachan claimed that this game was a ‘must-win’ and that Scotland’s chances of qualifying for the Fifa World Cup […]

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Defoe sets realistic target of making the 2018 World Cup

Last month I wrote an article about British boxer Nicola Adams and argued that, despite her age of 34, she still had a lot to achieve. England footballer Jermain Defoe is just 19 days older than Adams and he too looks to be blossoming into his 30s. Prior to his recent goal against Lithuania in […]

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World Cup update has been met with scepticism

It would be an understatement to say that football’s governing body Fifa have had a few controversies over the last few years. Claims of corruption arose from the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar; subsequently, the tournament will be played in cities and stadiums which have not even been built yet. This was […]

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Scotland’s hopes of qualifying are fading fast

The halt in domestic football across Europe only meant one thing: the international break was upon us again, with Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all in action. There was only one place to start, and that was the first competitive meeting between Scotland and England in 17 years, and the […]