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6 July 2018
England’s breakdown bother, Antoine Griezmann’s ultimate challenge and Brazil’s missing man – Michael Yokhin outlines a key query hanging over every team still at Russia 2018
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30 June 2018
With three games down and only half of Russia 2018's teams remaining, Nick Miller picks out the stars who've shone brightest so far
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30 June 2018
One shining star and another who must do better from every nation in the last 16, brought to you by Greg Lea 
5 January 2018
Find out which stoppers come up trumps from our annual list of the 100 best football players in the world
6 September 2017
In the modern era, money often talks – but not for these footballers who based a career choice on their love for a particular club
4 January 2017
The most solid of central defenders, as nominated by us…
22 January 2015
Lee Roden explains why the often-overlooked Atletico Madrid defender really is the planet's best stopper...
25 June 2014
Italy exited the World Cup thanks to a late winner from Uruguay's Diego Godin - but they were the architects of their own downfall. Huw Davies analysed the match using Stats Zone...
24 May 2014
Hassan Cheema suggests Atletico Madrid's stunning title victory gets even better below the surface...
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6 January 2014
Diego Godin insists Atletico Madrid are intent on retaining the Copa del Rey despite challenging in La Liga and the UEFA Champions League.
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