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Sputnik 2018: T&T’s 2026 W/Cup boost, Messi and Neymar’s obligation to hungry children and Spanish spite

Trinidad and Tobago will have their work cut out for them if they are NOT to qualify for the FIFA 2026 World Cup tournament, after member associations voted this morning to hold the 48-team competition between three Concacaf nations: United States, Mexico and Canada. As host nations qualify automatically and …

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Moscow 2018 Countdown: Kings go forth as Champions League exits; Brazil to samba for the tsars

Now that Manchester City have officially sealed the title in England and Real Madrid have put Liverpool in their place and reasserted their dominance in Europe—with more than a little help from Judas Iscariot in the red goal—all eyes turn to Russia. It is time to crown the real kings. …

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Drogba’s Éléphants get ready; Xavi wants Brazil revenge

It is the last chance saloon for football legend Didier Drogba and the Ivory Coast’s golden generation. And never bet against the “Drog.” Spain talisman Xavi is also nearing the end of the road and he is anxious to see Brazil leave the 2014 competition before he does while Holland …

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Neymar ignites Brazil; Spain contemplates end of an era

A left footed bullet from 21-year-old Brazil football prodigy, Neymar Junior, which flew past Spanish captain Iker Casillas, made the world sit up. Cowering on the floor, stunned and bleeding, was Spain’s international reputation. Spain swaggered into Rio on the back of stylish triumphs at the Euro 2012 and 2010 …

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Samba versus Tiki Taka: Brazil plots Spanish resistance

Brazil is the only South American country that the Spanish conquistadors of old did not colonise. And, as football’s new favourites prepare to cross swords with the game’s old favourites, Spain’s football team must know already the scale of the task ahead in tomorrow’s FIFA Confederations Cup final at the …

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Spanish inquisition ends; but is it better than watching Brazil?

On Sunday night, the Spain football team left its opponents confounded, breathless and whipped into an open mouthed awe. And those were just the armchair critics. God knows how the Italian players felt. Spain’s 4-0 triumph over Italy at the Euro 2012 finals in Kiev’s Olympic Stadium was the most …

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