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Friday, 06 December 2013

Who will win the 2014 World Cup?

It may be feeling bitterly cold out there, but football fans around the world are already feeling warm inside ahead of next years World Cup in Brazil. The draw for the greatest competition in the world takes place in radiant Rio today about 5pm (GMT) and everyone is waiting to see who and where the...

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Best and worst case scenarios for England in today's World Cup draw

The first thing to think about with next summer’s World Cup is the geography of Brazil, this not a country, it’s like a continent. The distances that have to be travelled are not like London to Dublin to Glasgow; it’s going to be more like London to Warsaw to Rome. The second thing to remember is t...

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World Cup draw: Please can England get a crap group this time?

Im not a bitter Scot or anything, I would really love to see England win the World Cup - but as it is frankly not going to happen can we at least go into a group that we have no expectation of getting out of. Its not that I dont want Roy Hodgson to succeed; I think that he seems an honest and honou...

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Outside the Box – Football on TV: The Germans and the Ladies take centre stage in football’s finals weekend

Well, that’s about your lot for this season. After yet another tireless football campaign that has seen everything from retiring Scottish legends to hungry Uruguayan strikers, it came down to the concluding bit of elite business this weekend: the Champions’ League Final. The 58th European Cup...

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Champions League: Barcelona, Bayern, Dortmund or Real - Who will win the trophy?

Wembley is set to host its second Champions League final inside three years next month and theres every chance that UEFA get their dream all-Spanish final of Barcelona against Real Madrid as the pair were kept apart in the semi-finals. However, its by far a foregone conclusion as Barca must first se...

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Friday, 15 February 2013

Arsenal: How can they beat Bayern Munich?

Arsenal may be preparing for this weekends FA Cup clash with Blackburn Rovers, but they will definitely have one eye firm focused on Tuesday nights Champions League match with German giants Bayern Munich. Yes Arsenal have the daunting task of taking on arguably the best team in the world at the...

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Monday, 23 July 2012

Is this the worst football kit ever?

Players and fans are supposed to wear their shirts with pride, but sometimes the tops are so hideous they make you utterly ashamed. Arsenal fans have complained about their Dennis the Menace away kit, Manchester United supporters have hit out over their new tartan home kit and some Liverpool fans a...

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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Fantasy Football 2012/13 is here

Do you think you can do a better job than the professor Arsene Wenger? Could you out-muscle Mancini at defending title winners Manchester City? Then this is your chance to prove it! Squarefootballs Fantasy Football is back for another season and we want as many participants as possible. Last season...

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Strange World Of FIFA: England Ranked Fourth In The World

It will come as something of a surprise to most fans who watched Euro 2012 that England came out of the tournament going up in the FIFA world rankings - not bad for two wins in four matches, one of which came against a Ukraine team who lie at 46th in the table. Ranking tables are always an untrustw...

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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Euro 2012 - Team Of The Tournament

With just the final to go its time to decide which players made the most impact in Poland and Ukraine. In recent years FIFAand UEFA have picked a squad of the top performers at tournaments but wheres the fun in that? Very few fans come up with the same eleven and thats when it gets interesting, so h...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Euro 2012 Semi-final: Can Germany End Their Italy Hoodoo?

So you think England have a complex about facing Germany? Thats nothing compared to the way that the Germans feel when Azzuri blue shirts come into view. Bear in mind that Germany (and West Germany) expect to win matches. They are serial winners and finalists at international level - but only when t...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Lawro plays the Twit as BBC confidence turns to England despair

It’s easy afterwards, in the hazy mist of reflection that hangs mournfully across the country each time the England team are wrenched from a major tournament, to neatly nestle back into the default self-loathing English mind-set and pretend we were always doomed to fail, fated to forever chase the...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: England make it hard to watch, while Sky’s legend makes the game look easy

Another week, another panic-inducing evening spent watching the England team then. This whole edge-of-our-seat, fine line between death and glory shtick that England have peddled out for years is now growing quite tiresome. Just for once, couldn’t we be like Germany and be ruthlessly efficient and...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Outside the Box – Football on TV: Euro Vision begins as ITV and the BBC vie for Championship glory

Ok, so it might not feel too much like summer right now. It’s about 10°C outside, caravan parks are under water and the only suntans in sight are painted on the vacuous plebs of Geordie Shore. But I promise you, we are there and that of course means only one thing: the European Championships have ...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2012

Euro 2012 Fantasy Football invitation

Calling all fantasy football fans. Have we got a treat for you. If you think you are a better manager than Englands Roy Hodgson or that you could leave Germanys Joachim Low feeling really down in the dumps then why dont you prove it? Weve set up our own Euro 2012 mini-league with the Sun and youve...

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Euro 2012: Can England win Euro 2012?

Despite having won nothing since 1966 England always start major tournaments as one of the favourites. Their passionate fans are full of optimism, having been brainwashed by the Press that their players are world beaters, only for their hopes to be ripped apart as their flaws are exposed by tactical...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Euro 2012: Gomez, RVP or Ronaldo: Who will win the Golden Boot?

Arsenals Robin Van Persie scored 37 goals in all competitions last season. Bayern Munichs Mario Gomez bagged 41 while Cristiano Ronaldo found the bag of the net an astonishing 60 times, but who will lift the coveted Golden Boot at Euro 2012? Germany are one of the favourites to win the competition ...

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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The top 10 dives in football history

Manchester United’s Ashley Young and Chelsea’s Didier Drogba have caused controversy over the past fortnight by diving to win penalties and going down quicker than your average High Street hooker. Ashley Young started it all off by winning a cheap penalty against QPR’s Shaun Derry, when the tough m...

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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Beckham, Best, Henry or Cantona: Who were the coolest footballers to ever live?

We would all like to be footballers, right? The money, the women, the cars. Oh, and the playing of football. That’s pretty good. But some are cooler than others. Too cool, even. So cool they make everyone else look like silly, awkward, emasculated chumps. So who were the 10 coolest footballers to e...

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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Can any player, including Messi, be considered 'the greatest'?

Ah, the Champions League. Bringer of drama, stopper of dreamers, platform for Ray Wilkins to say ‘my word’ 50 hundred thousand times. And there are other things that are nearly always discussed, certainly when seeing the two dominant Spanish sides play. The great debate has moved from trying to ...

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Wednesday, 07 September 2011

Top 10 bizarre injuries to footballers

Swansea City’s vice-captain Alan Tate is set to miss most of the Swans’ debut season in Premier League after breaking his leg in a freak golfing accident. The versatile defender was a passenger in a golf buggy that lost control and Tate will have to watch the majority of the club’s rollercoaster adv...

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Tuesday, 06 September 2011

Who's Going To Be At Euro 2012?

The qualifying groups for Euro 2012 are reaching the business end and its becoming a little clearer which players will be in Poland and Ukraine and which ones will be spending extra time on the beach. Places Booked As usual Germany have headed the way in qualification. Aside from a sticky period a...

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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Squarefootball's Fantasy football invitation

There is less than two weeks to go until the start of the 2011/12 Premier League season and time is running out for you to enter the Squarefootball fantasy football competition. Last season more than 100 teams competed for the Squarefootball title, which was won by P Oxenby and his team FC Poxo. He...

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Friday, 29 July 2011

Who is your club’s greatest signing?

It is time to dust out the sheepskin coat and training gear with matching initials. Yes we will soon be picking our fantasy football teams. The right signings will determine your chances of becoming the next Ferguson, Mourinho or Hiddnk. The chequebook has certainly assisted those who play for real....

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Sunday, 24 July 2011

What five things would you do before the season starts?

Isn’t it normally New Years Eve when you get a top 100 favourite moments of the year or top 500 best movie credits or some other poor excuse for a programme? Well I thought I would also use it as a poor excuse for an article, but rather than boring you all with a list consisting of 100 or more items...

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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Football in 3D - A new risk to average attendances?

The world has evolved and developed a lot since the 1950s with the invention, evolution and development of everything from bladeless fans to electric cars and high definition broadcasts and beyond, but what have the boffins responsible for 3D been doing for 60 years since its inception? 3D today i...

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Monday, 11 July 2011

Would you like to write for Squarefootball?

Do you live, breathe and sleep football? Do you have a passion for writing and want your views to be read by a potential audience of millions? Then we at Squarefootball Towers would love to hear from you. Whether you follow Aberdeen or Accrington Stanley, West Ham United or Wolfsburg, we can offer ...

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Tuesday, 06 July 2010

Germany v Spain: World Cup History

Wednesdays semi-final meeting is only the third time that Germany (or West Germany) and Spain have faced each other at the World Cup Finals. Spain were beaten in both the previous encounters. The rarity of these matches is caused by Spains poor performance in the tournaments. Despite the strength o...

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Thursday, 19 June 2008

Portugal vs Germany: Ballack to help grind out a narrow German win

Germany have remained in the tournament partly as a result of a very favourable draw and with some inspired moments - like Michael Ballack's free-kick against the Austrians - making a huge difference. Scorelines of 2-0 (Poland), 1-2 (Croatia) and 1-0 (Austria) show that the Germans are not making th...

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Sunday, 08 June 2008

Euro 2008 Draw Favours Germany

Germany set out today in their Euro 2008 campaign and while they are very different from the functional sides of the past, Joachim Low's side have retained one very important German quality- luck. For this tournament the administrators have decided to keep the top and bottom half of the draws compl...

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Friday, 06 June 2008

What We Really Think About Euro 2008

We've written our previews, told you all about the teams and tried to put as much information out there as possible. But what are the real views of the Squarefootball team? Read on to find out. Paul Grech WinnersThe injury to Fabio Cannavaro will hurt them but I still think that Italy will win it....

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Sunday, 01 June 2008

Euro 2008 Profile- Germany

Euro 2008 is quite like old times- Germany are back at the top of the betting after two tournaments when the 'Nationalmannschaft' (catchy nickname) fell well below their normal standards. Amazingly, the Germans failed to get out the group stage at both the 2000 and 2004 Finals - an event of seismic...

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Saturday, 31 May 2008

Euro 2008 Group B Preview

A combination involving Germany, Poland, Austria and Croatia would provide a career's worth of material for a Central European historian but happily World Cup 2006 proved that rivalries can be healthy on the football pitch without resort to jingoistic references. On purely football terms this is a ...

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Friday, 07 July 2006

3366: World Cup 2006; Germany - Set

by : Stephen Orford It really doesn’t matter how well you think you know someone, they can always surprise you. Coming into the 2006 World Cup on their own soil Jurgen Klinsmann’s Germany team were not many people’s idea of genuine contenders for the title. The solid, dependable and efficient Ger...

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Monday, 03 July 2006

3349: World Cup 2006: The rise and r

by : Sam Cullen As Germany beat tournament favourites Argentina on Friday, another hero emerged among their ranks. Jens Lehmann. The pressure Lehmann must have felt coming into this tournament would have been huge, after finally displacing Oliver Kahn as Germany’s No1, all eyes would be on him at...

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3354: Germany v. Italy- The World Cu

by : Hugh Larkin Germany against Italy is a semi-final between teams who have each won the World Cup three times. It will be the fifth time they have clashed in Finals tournaments and the previous four have included a Final and a semi. 1962 Surprisingly, the two nations didn’t meet until the 7th W...

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Monday, 26 June 2006

3328: Germany v.Argentina-World Cup

by : Hugh Larkin Superlatives are thrown around in sport too often but a World Cup quarter-final between Germany and Argentina really does deserve to be called a heavyweight clash- between them these two nations have won 5 World Cups and appeared in no less than 12 Finals altogether. This will be ...

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Friday, 09 June 2006

3271: World Cup 2006 Prediction: Gro

by : Antony Melvin There must have been a seismic shift in Polish football in the intervening years before the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. A consistent threat in the previous three tournaments, Poland seemed a pale shadow of their former selves and did not progress beyond the second round. Drawn ...

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3240: Germany: World Cup History

by : Hugh Larkin There are whole volumes than can be written about the history of Germany (West) in World Cups but the bare facts are simply startling: 3 time winners 4 time runners up 2 third place finishes 1 fourth place If those statistics weren’t impressive enough, this is a nation that in...

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Wednesday, 07 June 2006

3238: Germany: World Cup 2006 previe

by : Hugh Larkin Ah, bliss. The goal was scored by Joe Gaetjens, and though the English beat a tatoo on the Yank goalposts for the entire match, the crucial equalizing goal would not come and the US had a famous victory. A 3-1 defeat against Spain and a 5-2 reverse against Chile completed the US...

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Saturday, 04 December 2004

1354: World Cup: Don’t discount the

by : David Hulott When Rudi Voeller stood down as coach of Germany after their exit from Euro 2004, you wouldn’t have found many punters willing to risk any hard cash on the host nation winning World Cup 2006. The protracted search for a successor to Voeller eventually led to Jurgen Klinsmann bei...

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