World Cup

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Fifa to introduce concussion spotters in the stands at World Cup in Qatar
Experts sitting away from the team bench to identify concussion ‘red flags’ will be at a football World Cup for the first time

Paul MacInnes

06, May, 2021 @5:33 PM

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From the archive: could a computer predict the result of the 1970 World Cup?
The miraculous machines had taken us to the moon the year before, surely now they could guess the outcome of a few football matches. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

18, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Gareth Southgate is not a risk-taker but he is ideal for this England team | Barney Ronay
Southgate has proven to be a master of managing expectation and criticism of his methods evokes memories of Alf Ramsey

Barney Ronay

01, Apr, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Southgate praises John Stones' recovery to help England win after costly error
Gareth Southgate praised John Stones for showing resilience after the centre-back recovered to help England to stay top of their World Cup qualifying group

Jacob Steinberg

31, Mar, 2021 @10:49 PM

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Raheem Sterling shows his value to deliver spark in sluggish team display | Barney Ronay
Forward was England’s sole figure running with real purpose against Poland– but his game is still a little misunderstood

Barney Ronay at Wembley

31, Mar, 2021 @9:55 PM

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Could a Norway boycott of the Qatar World Cup change the future of football? | Håvard Melnæs
Football fans are asking leaders of the game difficult questions, and it all started with a club north of the Arctic Circle, says football editor Håvard Melnæs

Håvard Melnæs

30, Mar, 2021 @1:03 PM

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San Marino need support, not derision from fans with delusions of grandeur | Barry Glendenning
Playing in a pre-qualifying league with fellow minnows would help them to improve and also benefit more established teams

Barry Glendenning

29, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Southgate should ignore England critics and stay pragmatic | Jacob Steinberg
Picking a side that is solid in the middle of the field is common sense rather than negativity – this is not fantasy football

Jacob Steinberg

28, Mar, 2021 @7:32 PM

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Albania 0-2 England: player ratings for Gareth Southgate’s team
Harry Kane took his chance when it mattered while Declan Rice did his best to raise the tempo in a comfortable England win

Nick Ames

28, Mar, 2021 @6:29 PM

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Republic of Ireland 0-1 Luxembourg, Serbia 2-2 Portugal: World Cup qualifying – as it happened
Ireland were humiliated by Luxembourg on a desperate night in Dublin, while Cristiano Ronaldo had an injury-time winner wrongly ruled out

Rob Smyth

27, Mar, 2021 @9:48 PM

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Whatever the truth of England's Poland trauma, the lessons of 1973 still resound | Jonathan Wilson
Sir Alf Ramsey’s side were in decline and England missed out on two World Cups, but Poland drawing at Wembley gave birth to an enduring myth that they were a bogey team

Jonathan Wilson

27, Mar, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Fifa takes no action over Norway protest as FA voices Qatar concerns
The FA has indicated a need for greater action from the World Cup hosts to protect migrant workers

Paul MacInnes

25, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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