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28 March 2011
The advertising hoardings at the Boris Paichadze National Stadium escaped the kind of treatment once famously meted out by Georgia’s manager Temuri Ketsbaia to the St. James’s Park signage after Levan Kobiashvili scored a last-minute winner against Croatia on Saturday.
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28 March 2011
Police helicopters buzzing about; beer-fueled fans pouring through the turnstiles; TV cameras squeezed onto the narrow strip of grass separating the pitch and stands - Rayo Vallecano's Estadio Teresa Rivero was certainly the place to be in Madrid late on Sunday night.
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28 March 2011
The Italians love nothing more than their passeggiata (a traditional early evening stroll), so there is plenty of satisfaction with the way the national team’s Euro 2012 qualifying campaign is progressing.
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25 March 2011
Like most South Walians, Owain Jones would love England to get beaten this weekend – but there are bigger matters afoot in that part of the world...
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25 March 2011
Italy’s build-up to their Euro 2012 qualifier in Slovenia has been more about the notable absentees than those actually making the trip. Both Mario Balotelli and Daniele De Rossi have been left in the cold as Cesare Prandelli has observed his ‘code of ethics’ outlawing any sort of unsporting behaviour – which of course, if strictly abided to, would preclude most of the squad.
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25 March 2011
With no definitive answer given as to whether or not next weekend's Primera matches will be called off thanks to a strike, the fact the fixtures have now been assigned referees is at least some progress.
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25 March 2011
On the eve of Brazil’s friendly versus Scotland, TV Globo’s English language football commentator Jon Cotterill says coach Mano Menezes has to keep his nerve – and faith in the country’s youthBrazil may be in for a testing time when they face Scotland at Arsenal’s Emirates stadium on Sunday. After recent poor results, coach Mano Menezes could be feeling a bit jittery when his team take to the pitch against a backdrop of the massed ranks of the Tartan Army.
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24 March 2011
Your sympathy, please, for AVFC fan and FFT contributor Ian Woodcock. It's all gone very wrong... 
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24 March 2011
Champions magazine editor Paul Simpson has a few questions...
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23 March 2011
It’s as if the head of the Spanish league woke up one morning and thought, “Hey! La Liga already has a well-deserved reputation for being run by a cretinous bunch of feckless, incompetent, douche-nozzles, but I don’t think we’ve really tried hard enough in recent times to be truly inept.”

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