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Poland coach Nawalka hails historic qualification

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Marseille (AFP) Poland coach Adam Nawalka hailed his side's dogged work to qualify for the last-16 at Euro 2016 after their 1-0 win against Ukraine on Tuesday.

"For the first time in Polish history we have qualified from the Euros group stage, the first time in three attempts," he said.

With two 1-0 wins in Group C against Northern Ireland and Ukraine either side of a scoreless draw against Germany, Poland finished in second place in the group on goal difference.

Poland coach Nawalka hails historic qualification

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Marseille (AFP) Poland coach Adam Nawalka hailed his side's dogged work to qualify for the last-16 at Euro 2016 after their 1-0 win against Ukraine on Tuesday.

"For the first time in Polish history we have qualified from the Euros group stage, the first time in three attempts," he said.

With two 1-0 wins in Group C against Northern Ireland and Ukraine either side of a scoreless draw against Germany, Poland finished in second place in the group on goal difference.

Besiktas set for Turkey championship after Fenerbahce slump

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Istanbul (AFP) Istanbul side Besiktas were Monday on course to take their first Turkish Super Lig title since 2009 after sole challengers and local rivals Fenerbahce, slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat to Basaksehir.

With just two games of the season remaining in the next week, Beskitas lead Fenerbahce by six points and also hold a goal difference advantage of seven.

Besiktas set for Turkey championship after Fenerbahce slump

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Istanbul (AFP) Istanbul side Besiktas were Monday on course to take their first Turkish Super Lig title since 2009 after sole challengers and local rivals Fenerbahce, slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat to Basaksehir.

With just two games of the season remaining in the next week, Beskitas lead Fenerbahce by six points and also hold a goal difference advantage of seven.

Newcastle United

Former Tottenham Manager – Newcastle Are Safe

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Newcastle slipped back into the relegation zone when Norwich overtook us on goal difference after we were hammered 5-1 on Saturday in the late game at Chelsea to take our goal difference to a disastrous -22. There is some hope for Newcastle coming from former Tottenham and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood who thinks Newcastle's [.

Ashley Must Act Decisively – Make Some Changes Quickly

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With the 5-1 drubbing at Chelsea today we sink to 3rd bottom in the Premier League with 24 points from 26 games and our goal difference of -22 is the worst in the Premier League and our defense showed today they are simply not good enough for the Premier League. At best it was schoolboy [...]

Bruce: We have to beat United

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Manchester United take on Hull in the final game of the season, knowing that if they win, Steve Bruce's side will be relegated.

If Newcastle win, Hull's result against us won't make any difference to their title hopes, but if Newcastle draw or lose, Hull will stay up with a victory over United, as their goal difference is superior by seven.

Remember when we played Newcastle during Christmas 1995?

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The day after Boxing Day during the 1995-96 season, Manchester United took on Newcastle at Old Trafford. Ahead of kick-off, the visitors were 10 points clear at the top of the table, with a goal difference superior by 10, and with four more wins to their name.

Of the previous five games, United had drawn three, before losing two on the bounce, with painful defeats away to Liverpool and then Leeds.

Alan Pardew May Need A Result At Liverpool

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Everything was going to plan on Monday night, when after 75 minutes at Selhurst Park Liverpool were easily winning 3-0 against Crystal Palace, and going for more goals to improve their goal difference, since Manchester City's is better. Alan Pardew may need a win on Sunday But then the unbelievable happened something that [.

This is An Area Newcastle Must Improve

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Newcastle seem to get beat by more than one goal regularly when we lose, but we hardly ever win by more than one goal, which is at least one reason our goal difference has sucked over the last three seasons, sincewe were promoted straight back to the Premier League in 2010. Alan Pardew - plays [...

Bundesliga

Bayern Munich’s heights mean Pep Guardiola may be ready for his next puzzle

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Bayern Munich appear to have it all figured out. A five-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table; a mere four goals conceded, coupled with a goal difference of +33. They sit top of their Champions League group and are practically assured of a place in the knockout round. Even on an individual level, where injuries have hampered superstars Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, FCB's helped Robert Lewandowski to an astonishing 14 goals from 11 league appearances.

Bayern Munich’s heights mean Pep Guardiola may be ready for his next puzzle

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Bayern Munich appear to have it all figured out. A five-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga table; a mere four goals conceded, coupled with a goal difference of +33. They sit top of their Champions League group and are practically assured of a place in the knockout round. Even on an individual level, where injuries have hampered superstars Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, FCB's helped Robert Lewandowski to an astonishing 14 goals from 11 league appearances.

Bundesliga Week 14 Round Up – Insanity in Sinsheim

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Normally you would not be too bothered about a -2 goal difference after fourteen matches, that is unless you're the Hoffenheim coach. The good news is that so far, only Borussia Dortmund have scored more goals in the Bundesliga that Markus Gisdol's team. The bad news is that no other team has conceded more.

Manchester City

The Decline Of Cesc Fabregas Is A Major Worry For Chelsea

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It's been a terrible start to the season for Chelsea, who sit 8 points adrift of pace-setters Manchester City after just four matches, with a gap in goal difference of 13 away from last season's runners-up. Throw in what most would consider to have been a thoroughly underwhelming transfer window for the champions and you are left with one decidedly unhappy manager.

The Last Time The English Football Top Flight Was This Close Was Christmas 1974

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The last time the clubs near the top of the table of English football's top flight were this close was Christmas 1974.

Currently, Liverpool sit atop the Premier League table on goal difference above Arsenal who have the same number of points but not as good a goal difference as the Reds. Right behind Arsenal are Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton.

Everton thoughts

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The ledger now reads P17 W4 D1 L12, with a goal difference that tells us that this represents our futility so far.

The signs of improvement are everywhere and while other teams seem well able to beat big teams once in a while, the cut-throat Manchester City squad was never going to be one that this Fulham team could see off.

Everton thoughts

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The ledger now reads P17 W4 D1 L12, with a goal difference that tells us that this represents our futility so far.

The signs of improvement are everywhere and while other teams seem well able to beat big teams once in a while, the cut-throat Manchester City squad was never going to be one that this Fulham team could see off.

Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 14-15 September

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1. It was a weekend for the new heroes to create goals. Both Mesut Ozil at Arsenal and Christian Eriksen at Spurs got debut assists. 2. The Special One might not enjoy such a special second stint if his side doesn't learn to convert its chances. 3. It's a good job the Aaron Ramsey death [...]

Manchester United

What would Stuart Holden make of Evans’ SIX match ban?

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On March 19th 2011, Manchester United took on Bolton at Old Trafford, with just nine games of the Premie League season remaining.

We were three points clear of Arsenal, but they had a game in hand, so this match was a must win. Ideally, we could have done with quite a few goals too because our goal difference was superior only by three.

United U-21s climb towards top of the table after win over Chelsea

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Manchester United U-21s beat Chelsea to join the west London club and Southampton with 21 points, although Chelsea currently have a goal difference better by one.

10 minutes in to the second half, Chelsea took the lead after Ashley Young delivered a poor back pass towards Tyler Blackett. 15 minutes later, Andreas Pereira equalised through a deflected freekick.

Real Madrid

La Liga Roundup, Gameweek 16: Barca and Atleti Are Neck and Neck as Madrid Slip Up

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Barcelona and Atletico Madridboth won again to remain level at the top of La Liga as Atleti's three-goal margin brought them exactly level with the Catalans on points, wins and goal difference. Ten-man Real Madrid salvaged a draw at lowly Osasuna to trail the top two by five points.

Atletico Madrid survived an even first half at the Vicente Calderon to overcome fading Valencia 3-0.

Atletico Madrid Attempt to Break Up Spanish Monopoly of Real Madrid and Barcelona

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Six games into the 2013 La Liga season, and the top of the table seems about right. Barcelona have won all six of their matches with a goal difference of +17, while right behind them are Atletico Madrid with six wins and a +13 goal difference.

Real Madrid have gotten off to another slow start in La Liga.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs Timbers

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Notable Statistics Games: 6 Wins: 0 Draws: 2 Losses: 4 Goals For: 5 Goals Against: 9 Goal Difference: -4 Last Match: Whitecaps 2 – Timbers 2 Here are the highlights from that match: Current Cascadia and Western Conference Standings Projected Starting Lineup Injury Report Kenny Miller (adductor, questionable) Andy O'Brien (hamstring, doubtful) Jay DeMerit (Achilles) [.

Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs LA

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Notable Statistics Games: 7 (One match in 2012 MLS Playoffs) Wins: 1 Draws: 1 Losses: 5 Goals For: 6 Goals Against: 15 Goal Difference: -9 Last Match: Whitecaps 3 – LA 1 Here are the highlights from that match: Projected Starting Lineup Match Details The Whitecaps will be taking on the LA Galaxy at StubHub [.

Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs Fire

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Notable Statistics Games: 3 Wins: 1 Draws: 1 Losses: 1 Goals For: 4 Goals Against: 3 Goal Difference: +1 Previous Match: Here are the highlights from that match: Projected Starting Lineup Injury/Absence Report Jay DeMerit (Achilles) Omar Salgado (foot) Russell Teibert (Gold Cup) Simon Thomas (Gold Cup) Let us know what you think of this [.

Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs Sounders

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Notable Statistics Games: 6 Wins: 0 Draws: 3 Losses: 3 Goals For: 7 Goals Against: 12 Goal Difference: -5 Last Meeting: Sounders 3 – Whitecaps 2 Here are the highlights from that match: Predicted Starting Eleven Injury Report Jay DeMerit (Achilles) Omar Salgado (foot) Prediction Whitecaps 2 – Sounders 1 This match will take place [.

Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs Sporting Kansas City

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Notable Statistics Games: 3 Wins: 0 Draws: 1 Losses: 2 Goals For: 5 Goals Against: 8 Goal Difference: -3 Last Match: Whitecaps 1 – DC United 0 Here are the highlights from the last match. Projected Starting Lineup Injury Report Jay DeMerit (Achilles) Omar Salgado (foot) Share your thoughts on this match in the comments [.

Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs Sporting Kansas City

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Notable Statistics Games: 3 Wins: 0 Draws: 1 Losses: 2 Goals For: 5 Goals Against: 8 Goal Difference: -3 Last Match: Whitecaps 1 – DC United 0 Here are the highlights from the last match. Projected Starting Lineup Injury Report Jay DeMerit (Achilles) Omar Salgado (foot) Share your thoughts on this match in the comments [.

Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs DC United

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Notable Statistics Games: 3 Wins: 1 Draws: 1 Losses: 1 Goals For: 2 Goals Against: 5 Goal Difference: -3 Last Match: Whitecaps 0 – DC United 0 Projected Starting Lineup This lineup is a tricky one to predict as Rusin and Koffie are back but O'Brien and Lee did not make the trip to DC. [...]

Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs DC United

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Notable Statistics Games: 3 Wins: 1 Draws: 1 Losses: 1 Goals For: 2 Goals Against: 5 Goal Difference: -3 Last Match: Whitecaps 0 – DC United 0 Projected Starting Lineup This lineup is a tricky one to predict as Rusin and Koffie are back but O'Brien and Lee did not make the trip to DC. [...]

Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs Chivas USA

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Notable Statistics Matches: 6 Wins: 2 Draws: 3 Losses: 1 Goals For: 7 Goals Against: 4 Goal Difference: +3 Last Match: 2-1 win for Chivas Here are the highlights from the last match: Projected Starting Eleven Injury Report Brad Rusin (calf strain) Gershon Koffie (quad strain) Omar Salgado (foot) Jay DeMerit (Achilles) Andy O'Brien (hamstring) .

Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs Revolution

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Notable Statistics Matches: 3 Wins: 0 Draws: 1 Losses: 2 Goals For: 2 Goals Against: 6 Goal Difference: -4 Last Match: 4-1 win for New England Here are the highlights from the last match: Predicted Starting Eleven Injury Report Brad Rusin (calf strain) Gershon Koffie (quad strain) Omar Salgado (foot) Jay DeMerit (Achilles) Andy O'Brien .

Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs Sounders

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Notable Stats Games: 5 Wins: 0 Draws: 3 Losses: 2 Goals For: 5 Goals Against: 9 Goal Difference: -4 Last Meeting The last time the Sounders and Whitecaps met was in September of 2012 at BC Place. That game finished is a scoreless draw, here are the highlights of that match: Projected Starting Eleven Injury .

Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs Impact

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Notable Stats MLS Games: 2 Wins: 1 Draws: 2 Losses: 0 Goals For: 2 Goals Against: 0 Goal Difference: +2 Preview The Whitecaps have their best ever chance at a piece of legitimate silverware since joining the MLS in 2011 The Caps have finally seemed to find some form as they are undefeated in 3 ... Continue reading »

Prediction Post: Whitecaps vs Timbers

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Notable Statistics Games: 5 Wins: 0 Draws: 1 Losses: 4 Goals For: 3 Goals Against: 7 Goal Difference: -4 Preview Both these sides are coming off victories in their previous MLS matches. The Whitecaps are coming off a 3-1 victory over the LA Galaxy, a game that saw a massive improvement over previous results.

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CL Round of 16- Gent make history, Roma qualify with just 6 points & goal difference of -5

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The last sixteen of the Champions League have been determined and Belgian side KAA Gent have created history by qualifying for the knockout stages. Gent qualified ahead of Valencia and Lyon to join Russian outfit Zenit in the last sixteen. Roma could consider themselves lucky, qualifying for the last 16 despite picking up just one [.

Italy and Uruguay’s Predicted Line-Up For Last Group D Spot

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Italy against Uruguay was always marked as an important game, but perhaps not for the reasons that it will be on Tuesday. With Costa Rica surprising everybody and topping Group D going into the final round of fixtures, only one of the two previous champions will join them in the knockout phase of the World Cup.

FIFA has drawn the ire of fans for is

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FIFA has drawn the ire of fans for issues off the pitch surrounding the World Cup. However, because of ambiguous tiebreaker rules, that focus could shift to the field of play in Brazil. Under very particular circumstances, a three-way tie could lead to confusion and more criticism for the governing body.

Prediction Post: Canada vs Mexico

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Notable Statistics Against Mexico Matches: 28 Wins: 4 Draws: 8 Losses: 16 Goals For: 19 Goals Against: 61 Goal Difference: -42 Last Match Final Score: Canada 0 – Martinique 1 Here are the highlights from that match: Projected Starting Eleven Match Details Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle When: 7:00pm PT on Thursday, July 11 How: Sportsnet [.

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Indonesia Super League

Sriwijaya v Persidafon 1-1 (Herman Dzumafo; David Laly) 2,234

This result will be a major disappointment to hosts Sriwijaya as they failed to defeat bottom club Persidafon. And they had to come from behind. The side from Papua were bottom...this point lifted them above PSPS on goal difference.