Category Archives: International

The World Cup doesn’t have to be a burden

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Tweet Sepp Blatter started work on the latest chapter of his memoirs (working title: The Great Dictator) when he pulled Qatar’s name out of the envelope and revealed it to a stunned global audience. He was delighted to be spreading … Continue reading

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England and Rio Ferdinand, again.

Tweet If only Rio had done what he was perfectly within his rights to do and turn his back on England, for good. He had no reason to feel he owed his country anything, not after the ‘footballing reasons’ snub … Continue reading

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Motherland Calls – the World Cup in Russia

Tweet The announcement of Russia’s host cities for the 2018 World Cup was hardly the big football story of the weekend. It all seems like a long way off right now – we’ve got Brazil to get through first. But, … Continue reading

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Rio Ferdinand: England cast aside the finest of a generation

Tweet It seems highly likely that Rio Ferdinand’s England career is now over. The decision to exclude him from the England squad for the European Championships is obviously clouded by the circumstances surrounding John Terry’s impending court appearance. And, the reaction … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Germany expects

Tweet This article first appeared on The FCF. German football used to have a bit of an image problem. Despite being highly successful, there wasn’t much to get excited about, a bit like the perception of Germany itself. And, just … Continue reading

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