Dictate The Game’s 2018 World Cup Team of the Tournament

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Well, its all over for another 4 years, and congratulations to France on winning a well fought contest against a plucky Croatia side, coming away with a 4-2 win and ending their 20 year wait for another World Cup success.

Many players impressed during the course of this summer, and there is no doubt a lot of them will use this platform to secure big moves for themselves or bigger contracts where they are.

But who are the 11 players who have stood out during the tournament? We have put together our Team of the Tournament.

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Who does each Premier League team need to sign for the 2018/19 season? Part 2

So where to begin. In just a week the footballing world has changed, Russia stunned Spain, with Spain seen as 6/1 favourites to win the whole tournament, England finally broke the curse of penalties and maybe started to allow the nation to have just a little bit of hope… And with England doing so well, back to who each Premier League team should sign (As always, controversy will be ahead). If you missed the first part you can find it, here

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Who does each Premier League team need to sign for the 2018/19 season? Part 1

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Whilst we are currently going into complete meltdown with a heatwave and the fact football’s coming home, what better way to celebrate than a detailed analysis of each Premier League team and who they need for the coming season? (Beware controversial signings ahead..)

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The Big Names Not In Russia

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The World Cup has just begun and there’s some great players who got on the plane to Russia, such as Harry Kane (England), Thomas Muller (Germany), Fred (Brazil) and many more, however, there are a number of big name players who didn’t catch a plane to Russia for this year’s World Cup. They might not have gone because their nation didn’t qualify or they just didn’t get picked in the World Cup squad… but here we go…

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The winter break is needed – the details & more

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A new winter break will come into play in the 19/20 season – but will take place in February.

The Premier League and The FA officially announced on the 8th June that from the 19-20 season that the Premier League would have a two winter break starting in February 2020.

The winter break will only apply to the Premier League, and the league won’t completely shut down like other European leagues

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World Cup 2018: Rough Guide to Uruguay National Team

 

Uruguay are an extremely exciting prospect for Russia 2018, their disappointing results at the 2014 World Cup were largely put down to Tabarez clinging onto the old guard but that’s been amended this time round. In 2014 their squad consisted of just 1 player who was 23 or younger, Jose Giminez, a stark contrast to this campaign which sees no fewer than 5 in this category. There has been a clear attempt from Tabarez to rejuvenate the national squad and prepare the next generation of La Celeste. Tabarez has transformed this once faltering Uruguayan side into a team to be reckoned with, if you want to find out more about how he managed to do so then you can read about their revitalisation here.

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No, Kroenke Isn’t Stealing From Arsenal, He’s Just Mismanaging Them

 

Enos Stan Kroenke is the largest shareholder of Arsenal, and partially to blame for them falling out of the top 4 in the Premier League. Arsene Wenger, the 22-year manager of Arsenal turned scapegoat has left the club, with a new manager on the way: former Sevilla and PSG boss Unai Emery. Emery will be the new “scapegoat,” unless he can turn around Arsenal’s recent misfortunes. The best way to turn around misfortunes is with fortune, as in, transfer money.

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World Cup 2018: Rough Guide to Croatia National Team

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An overview

How long will the old guard stand strong? Croatia’s World Cup squad has a host of recognisable names; not least captain Luka Modrić, along with Real Madrid and Barcelona duo, Mateo Kovačić and Ivan Rakitić respectively. While this means little in isolation, their wealth of experience is demonstrated by the fact that only 11 out of their preliminary 24-man squad have under 30 caps. By contrast, only six members of England’s squad have 30 caps or over!

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