Crystal Palace’s International Player of the Week
Nov19

Crystal Palace’s International Player of the Week

Name: Bakary Sako Country: Mali Position: Winger There was a number of crucial fixtures for African nations during the international break as they faced a two-legged play-off that could see them advance to the group stages for qualification to the 2018 World Cup. One of those countries was Mali, for whom Palace winger Bakery Sako stars, and after their first-leg against Botswana finished in a 2-1 defeat, they knew they needed to turn...

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West Brom’s International Player of the Week
Nov19

West Brom’s International Player of the Week

Name: Cristian Gamboa Country: Costa Rica Position: Right-Back Gamboa has only featured once so far this season for West Brom, but produced two good performances as Costa Rica registered two wins during the international break. The 26-year-old scored the only goal of the game to give his side a 1-0 victory against Haiti in their opening fixture, and also played 90 minutes as Costa Rica beat Panama 2-0 on Tuesday. After his...

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Chelsea set to snap up World Cup Winner
Oct08

Chelsea set to snap up World Cup Winner

Chelsea are expected to complete the signing of FIFA World Cup winner Marco Amelia on Thursday. The defending Premier League champions, who have only managed to pick up eight points from their opening eight league games so far this season, want cover for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic after regular number one Thibaut Courtois underwent knee surgery. The 33-year-old, who lifted the World Cup with Italy back in 2006, is a free agent after...

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Awards: 2015 Women’s World Cup
Jul08

Awards: 2015 Women’s World Cup

The Women’s World Cup has drawn to a close and what a fantastic tournament is has been. England’s incredible journey to the semi-finals and their magnificent win over Germany in the third placed play-off match caught the imagination of a nation. It’s credit to Mark Sampson and his Lionesess that they are the team everyone is talking about on these shores, despite USA winning the tournament for a third time after an...

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Round-Up: USA 5-2 Japan
Jul06

Round-Up: USA 5-2 Japan

USA captain Carli Lloyd scored a 13-minute first half hat-trick as her team thrashed Japan 5-2 to win their third Women’s World Cup. The Americans were determined to exert revenge on their opponents from Asia after they were beaten on penalties in a repeat final four years ago, and got off to a perfect start in Vancouver. After five minutes, they were already 2-0 up thanks to a brace from Lloyd, and Lauren Holiday added another...

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Round-Up: England 1-0 Germany (aet)
Jul04

Round-Up: England 1-0 Germany (aet)

England continued to rewrite history at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada as the Lionesses defeated Germany for the first time in their history to win the third-place play-off in extra time on Saturday night. Mark Sampson’s women quickly wiped away the tears from Wednesday’s devastating semi-final defeat to Japan to topple Silvia Neid’s side, with Fara Williams’ historic winning penalty a moment that will live long in the...

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