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Musiala and Kudus among best rated of those eliminated from Qatar 2022

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Musiala and Kudus among best rated of those eliminated from Qatar 2022 International tournaments are ruthless, and the World Cup is certainly no exception. With only 16 of 32 teams progressing to the knockout stages, there are going to be some high-profile casualties from the group stages. Here, of those to have made at least two appearances, we take a look at the best...

How Kudus can spearhead Ghana to the last-16 at the World Cup

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How Kudus can spearhead Ghana to the last-16 at the World Cup Ghana came into the World Cup as the worst ranked team heading to Qatar. Sitting in 61st in the FIFA world rankings, many would have been surprised to see them so low, especially with the abundance of quality they have in their squad. But of course, the rankings system isn’t always an accurate...

When to pick the 'lesser' sides in WhoScored.com World Cup Survivor

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When to pick the 'lesser' sides in WhoScored.com World Cup Survivor The World Cup is nearly here, and so is WhoScored.com Games’ £30,000+ Tournament Survivor game!In this simple prediction game, all you have to do is pick a team to win each day of the World Cup… BUT you can only pick each team once in the group stages.You will therefore need to kn...

World Cup Preview - Group H: Is Ronaldo key to Portugal's chances?

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World Cup Preview - Group H: Is Ronaldo key to Portugal's chances? Rounding off the group stage previews, attention turns to Group G as Cristiano Ronaldo aims to secure a World Cup winners' medal.GhanaHow they qualifiedGhana qualified for the World Cup after seeing off a group filled with Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and South Africa. The Black Stars missed out on the 2018 W...

Copa America champions Brazil dominate tournament best XI

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Copa America champions Brazil dominate tournament best XI Brazil lived up to their favourites billing as they secured Copa America glory on home turf at Peru's expense in Sunday's final. Here, we run through the best XI from the tournament...Goalkeeper: Alisson (Brazil) - 6.89 ratingBrazil rightly dominate the Copa America best XI with Alisson the first of...

Hosts Brazil dominate quarter-final best XI after Copa America shootout success

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Hosts Brazil dominate quarter-final best XI after Copa America shootout success There were just two goals scored across four nervy Copa America quarter-final clashes as Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru booked their spots in the semi-finals of the competition...Goalkeeper: Roberto Fernandez (Paraguay) - 7.74 ratingParaguay were unlucky not to make the semi-finals of the Copa Am...

Manchester United outcast tops Copa America group stage player standings

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Manchester United outcast tops Copa America group stage player standings Goalkeeper: David Ospina (Colombia) - 7.39 ratingColombia eased into the knockout stages of the Copa America as they won all three matches, the only team to do so. They didn’t concede in their three games, despite coming up against Argentina and Paraguay, of which David Ospina played two. The ...

Experienced Peru pair shine in Copa America best XI

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Experienced Peru pair shine in Copa America best XI Goalkeeper: Eiji Kawashima (Japan) - 7.57 ratingJapan held Uruguay to a respectable 2-2 draw, but it would have been worse had the experienced Eiji Kawashima not performed to the best of his ability. While the Strasbourg stopper shipped twice, he managed eight saves, more than any other goalkeeper i...

Chile dominate Copa America best XI after Japan rout

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Chile dominate Copa America best XI after Japan rout Goalkeeper: Wuilker Farinez (Venezuela) - 7.77 ratingVenezuela picked up a creditable point at Peru’s expense in their Group A opener as they held their adversaries to a 0-0 draw in Porto Alegre. It was largely due to the performance of young shotstopper Wuilker Farinez, who put in a man of th...

Copa America preview: Can Uruguay finally strike right balance behind Suarez and Cavani?

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Copa America preview: Can Uruguay finally strike right balance behind Suarez and Cavani? As far as strike partnerships in international football are concerned, you’d be hard pressed to find one better than Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani for Uruguay. Only Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi (67) has scored more international goals than Suarez (56) of players present at this summer&rsq...