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England dependent on Liverpool core for success in Brazil 2014 at related • 1 view
Carnival awaits in Brazil in less than 24 hours from now, as World Cup, football's greatest sporting event, returns to enthral billions of football lovers across the world. Like every alternate four years, hopes and expectations are sky highfor the England national team. But, the Three Lions have a mountain to climb in order to [.

Injury Zone: Who would be the biggest loss for England? at related • 2 views
England aren't the favourites to win the World Cup not by a long shot. Anyone taking advantage of's 2014 World Cup bets is far more likely to back the likes of Brazil, Germany, Spain, Argentina or even Italy and Uruguay England's rival teams at the group stages ahead of betting on [.

Three strikers Arsenal could target this summer at related • 0 views
Arsenal have been linked with plenty of centre forwards over the last six months, with the North London side lacking a world-class striker to convert chances created by their stellar midfield. Although Olivier Giroud has contributed goals and had a good start to the season, the lack of a reliable back-up has caused the France [.

VIDEO: Robbie Fowler Compares Torres and Vertonghen to ‘Girls!’ at related • 0 views
The BBC have been criticized for forcing pundit Robbie Fowler to apologise to viewers live on air after comparing Fernando Torres and Jan Vertonghen to girls! Fowler's comments came in the wake of Tottenham's 1-1 draw with Chelsea at White Hart Lane on Saturday. During the match Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen and Blues striker Fernando [.

Carlo Ancelotti Slams Real Madrid Attitude After Derby Loss at related • 0 views
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has criticised his team after their 1-0 derby loss to Atletico Madrid on Saturday night. Real were outclassed and outfought by their city rivals who sealed their "We were slow in attack. We didn't have a good game. We have to recover and improve," he told reporters after the game.

Oh No! ITV Could Lose UEFA Champions League Rights at related • 0 views
ITV could lose the right to show Champions League matches due to bidding and money issues with UEFA. Last season in France UEFA awarded exclusive Champions League rights coverage to subscription only network BEIN Sport, owned by Qatar-based TV broadcast giants Al Jazeera, thus removing European football's showpiece competition from terrestrial French television.

ITS: FIFA 2014 Review at related • 0 views
September 27, 2013 was a special day for football gamers everywhere as FIFA 2014 was released to superb acclaim. And after spending hours exhausting every drop the game offers In The Stands' Rolly Pelovangu is now ready to bring forth his verdict on the game. New year, new updates, better kits, newer stadiums and an [.

ITS Goal of The Week: Konstantin Fring Amazing Team Free-Kick (Rot-Weiss Essen vs Fortuna Düsseldorf II) at related • 0 views
Mr Konstantin Fring (yep we have never heard of him either) picks up our Goal of The Week prize with this beautifully crafted free-kick in the German fourth division.

Read The Daily Mail Open Letter Plea To Luis Suarez! at related • 0 views
Wednesday night sees the return of Luis Suarez after his ban for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic last season. And guess what? The Daily Mail have penned an open letter asking the Uruguayan striker to behave! One of the more stranger things to have happened in the world of football journalism recently for sure.

Special Manchester Derby Tunnel Cam Video Released at related • 1 view
Behind the scenes video footage of events during Manchester City's 4-1 demolition of Manchester United have been released. The video showcases things which occurred before Sunday's kick-off at the Etihad Stadium, during kick-off and after City's home win. If you look hard enough you will be able to see, amongst other things the City players [.

Paolo Di Canio Had To Go Or Else Sunderland Collapsed! at related • 0 views
So Sunderland have sacked head coach Paolo Di Canio with the Black Cats bottom of the Premier League table. In The Stands Rolly Pelovangu asks who is surprised? Just 13 games in and Di Canio has already been given the bullet with Sunderland propping up the league table, looking poor on all fronts, lacking goals [.

The Amazing Moment Mario Balotelli Missed Penalty AC Milan v Napoli at related • 0 views
Shock horror, Mario Balotelli missed, yes missed his first ever penalty during AC Milan's 2-1 defeat at home to Napoli! They say all good things come to an end. A Wayne Rooney dive set the ball rolling as a previously invincible Arsenal side lost their 49 match unbeaten streak. Undefeated champion George Foreman lost the [.

VIDEO: Rayo Vallecano 0-4 Barcelona; Schalke 0-4 Bayern at related • 0 views
Barcelona thrashed Rayo Vallecano 4-0 to stay top of La Liga whilst over in Germany Bayern Munich moved level on points with Borussia Dortmund after a resounding 4-0 win at the Veltins Arena. Pedro was the star of the show as his treble coupled with Cesc Fabregas' 79th minute finish ensured that, as expected, the [.

Liverpool Brought Back Down To Earth By Southampton at related • 0 views
Southampton ended Liverpool's unbeaten start to the season with a thoroughly deserved 1-0 win at Anfield. It was Dejan Lovren's 53rd minute header from Lallana's corner which proved decisive as he secured a famous win for Mauricio Pochettino's men. Funnily enough, the Saints were also the very last side to have beaten Liverpool in the [.

Wayne Rooney Is Back To His Best Says Sir Alex Ferguson at related • 0 views
Wayne Rooney is back to his best and will flourish in his striking partnership with Robin Van Persie so says retired United boss Sir Alex Ferguson Rooney joined the Manchester United '200 club' alongside Red Devil legends Dennis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton as his brace helped United overcome Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in their opening [.