Tag Archives: Spain
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3 to See: England’s new dawn (again), Italy v Spain and can Belarus stage an upset?

Domestic football might be on a break, but let’s face it, no one ever stops kicking a ball around. It might be tough to work out what to watch with what feels like thousands of international games going on. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with 3 to See. There’s a heavyweight clash featuring […]

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Early season problems for Real Madrid and Barcelona.. but who’s in better shape?

It has been a mixed start to the season for Spain’s big hitters Real Madrid and Barcelona. Real saw their 16-match winning run end and are now winless in their last four games in all competitions, while Barcelona have suffered shock defeats to Alavés and Celta Vigo. The two are likely to be battling with Atlético […]

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Euro 2016 Transfers: Bartosz Kapustka and 23 players whose Euro form put them in the shop window

Euro 2016 may be done and dusted but it’s not quite forgotten. Despite the lack of classic matches the Euros had its fair share of excellent team and individual performances, and those quality individual displays have put some of the tournament’s star players in the shop window. Transfers based on international tournament performances can be hit […]

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Andres Iniesta and majestic Luka Modric among top 5 players in Euro 2016 Group D

Our assessment of the top five performers from all six Euro 2016 groups continues on Just Football, as Adam Boufkir ranks the top five star players from Group D – in which Spain and Croatia qualified while Turkey and Czech Republic bowed out. See here for the top five players in Group C, including Mesut Ozil […]

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Euro 2016: Toni Kroos and Andres Iniesta lead midfield maestros taking centre stage

by Adam Boufkir Europe may have its much-publicised differences politically but it seems there are clear similarities among the nations at this year’s European Championships when it comes to developing technical players. The need for composed players in midfield who can dictate the pace of a game has never been more important in European football, with midfielders taking […]

Dimitri Payet

Euro 2016 best players: From Eric Dier to Dimitri Payet – Every teams’ star performer of round one

The opening round of Euro 2016 games is done and dusted and it’s been a thrilling tournament so far. While in England the off-field crowd disturbances and clashes between England fans, Russian mobs and the French authorities has dominated headlines, the action on the pitch has also been of a high quality. Games have been […]

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Euro 2016 top scorer odds: Who will win the Golden Boot? 11 favourites, four outsiders

While various bookies will urge you to take an in-play punt on anything up to who will be the next player to tie their laces, one of the most popular pre-tournament bets is always based around who will pick up the Golden Boot. So let’s take a look at the Euro 2016 top scorer odds, favourites and […]

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Football mascots: From Naranjito to Super Victor… 11 weird and wonderful international football mascots

With most of the world now well acquainted with Kingsley (Partick Thistle’s new mascot for the three of you lucky enough to have not seen it yet), and with Euro 2016 on the horizon, we got thinking about some of the best mascots to have graced the world stage over the years. And by best we […]

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Brilliant Sergio Busquets: FC Barcelona’s quiet catalyst for success

Is there a more underrated, understated player in world football than Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets? Danny Ryan takes a look at the man who’s become the heartbeat of one of the greatest European club sides in history… Sometimes, in the ever-evolving world of football, a player comes along for whom success just seems to follow them […]

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