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After a mightily impressive 2011-12 season on Tyneside, Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa has deservedly been included in Laurent Blanc's initial contingent for Euro 2012. The pair were two of the standout performers for the Sports Direct Arena outfit this term, helping Alan Pardew's men to an excellent fifth placed finish. However, what role,…
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France enter Euro 2012 as a slight underdog, after a less than convincing qualifying campaign left them down the seedings. However, Laurent Blanc has bred a winning mentality into a team that will look to get back to former glories and put an awful 2010 World Cup campaign behind them. Despite the likes of Germany,…
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On 3 September 2010 France began their qualifying campaign in miserable fashion - with a 1-0 defeat at home to Belarus, when they were beaten by Syarhey Kislyak's goal. Things improved, but they struggled to shake off Bosnia and Herzegovina, who had a strong campaign in Group D. When the two teams met at the…
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Franck Ribery has closed the door on a possible move to the Barclays Premier League after declaring his wish to end his career at Bavarian giant's Bayern Munich.  The news will come as a hefty blow to Chelsea and Manchester United, who have been his strongest suitors despite being under contract at  the Allianz Arena…
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It could be considered as one of the most difficult skills to execute in a game of football and that is why free-kicks are loved by players and fans alike. There have been a series of wonderful free-kicks throughout the years, but Roberto Carlos’ strike for Brazil against France is certainly up there with the…
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The top two sides in Group D of the Euro 2012 qualifiers meet on Friday, as France travel to take on Belarus at the Dinamo Stadium in Minsk. Belarus are having a good qualifying campaign, and are sitting in second place in Group D with eight points from five games. Bernd Strange's side have won…
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Barcelona FC have just announced a terrible news in relation to their defender Eric Abidal, the 31-year-old player is to have surgery on a tumor inside his liver on Monday. The statement on club's official twitter read:  "A liver tumor has been detected in the player Eric Abidal and he will be treated surgically next…
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France And England Popular In Euro 2012 Odds After Friendly Wins: The road to Euro 2012 resumes in a month’s time and the recent international friendlies will remind fans that Euro 2012 is now less than 18 months away. For some fans it is a chance to erase the memories of the World Cup, for…
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Liverpool captain is set to return after a six week absence for the club's match on Boxing Day against Blackpool. Gerrard sustained a hamstring injury whilst on International duty with England, and he was due to make his comeback last week against Fulham, but the game was cancelled because of the snow. "It is a…
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England take on France in an international friendly at Wembley on Wednesday night and England’s striking options look as bare as they have been in decades with Peter Crouch, Carlton Cole, Andy Carroll and Jay Bothroyd the four strikers to make the England squad. There don’t look a great amount of goals amongst those players…
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Nicolas Anelka has claimed that he is “dying with laughter” after he received an 18-match suspension from French Football Federation. The FFF announced a ban of 18 international matches for the Chelsea striker on Tuesday after Anelka's World Cup expulsion and the squad's subsequent strike action during Football World Cup in South Africa. Captain Patrice…
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The French Football Federation has suspended all 23 members of France's World Cup squad for their next game. New France coach Laurent Blanc requested that no member of the squad be selected for a friendly against Norway in Oslo on 11 August. France failed to win any of their three group games in South Africa.…