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Euro 2020 group of death was all hype, big names and nothing more
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Euro 2020 group of death was all hype, big names and nothing more

The Euro 2020 quarter-final fixtures have been decided and will take place in a few days. However, one major thing stands out, and it is the fact that no team from the supposed group of death, Group F precisely, made it to this stage. The likes of France, Germany, and Portugal have been eliminated from the Euros and no one saw this coming. At least one would have expected the French team to make it past Switzerland whilst the others were expected to have it tough against other favorites for the trophy. However, the Swiss team had other plans and refused to give up, beating Didier Deschamps men on penalties in a game where everyone thought the French side had progressed at a point. Portugal were also eliminated by Belgium in a slim 1 nil defeat via a rocket by Thorgan Hazard. Th...
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Muller still angry with Joachim Low after being dropped

Thomas Muller has responded to Joachim Low by expressing his anger after the Germany coach said it's unlikely if the Bayern Munich star would earn a recall to the National team. Thomas Muller, alongside the likes of Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng were left out of the Germany squad in March 2019 with Low stating that they were no more in his plans. The trio played key roles in Germany's rise to the top of international football and the decision by Low came as a shocker. The three senior stars had played a role in Germany's rise back to the top of international football so the football fraternity were left stunned by Low's decision. Since then, Low has said that Muller's chances of a return are relatively low if everyone if fit and this has provoked Muller again. The Bayern forward...
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Joachim Loew hospitalized, will miss Germany’s EURO 2020 qualifiers

Germany Coach Joachim Loew has been admitted to hospital after suffering an injury in the course of exercising and will miss his side's upcoming games against Belarus and Estonia, the German Football Association has revealed. According to the statement released by the DFB today, Joachim Loew is being treated for a crushed artery and will, therefore, play no part in the dugout in the upcoming international games Bild newspaper revealed that Leow had himself checked into a university clinic in Freiburg with circulatory complications after a dumbbell fell on him some weeks ago. However, he didn't undergo an operation. In a statement released, Loew said: “I feel better, but I just have to look after myself for a few weeks”. "I am in constant contact with my coaching team and I wil...
Emre Can set to remain with Liverpool until the end of the season
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Emre Can set to remain with Liverpool until the end of the season

  Reports from the German media are suggesting that Germany international Emre Can will not be leaving Liverpool in January. This means that his potential move to Juventus will most likely come to fruition in the summer. Can has been heavily linked with a move to the Old Ladies, and the speculation was fuelled the more after Juventus' general manager Guiseppe Marotta revealed that they are interested in acquiring Can's signature. READ: Aguero – Harry Kane would fit in at Real Madrid His contract will be expiring at the end of the current season and numerous news sources suggested that the move to Juventus would materialize in January with a cut-price fee. However, Sky Germany reported Marc Behrenbeck has disclosed that the German may remain with the Merseyside outfit un...
Goals record set in European Qualifiers for Russia 2018
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Goals record set in European Qualifiers for Russia 2018

  The European qualifiers for the Russia 2018 World Cup ended with a bang as a new record was set on the number of goals ever scored throughout a qualifying phase. 794 goals were scored in the 270 games that were played, resulting in the qualifiers being tagged as the highest scoring ever. According to UEFA, the most goals that were scored previously in European World Cup qualifying groups was 760 with 276 games played in 2006. Meanwhile, the teams that hit the back of the net the most in the qualifying phase were Belgium and Germany with 43 goals each, which is the most goals ever scored by teams in a single European Qualifying group for a World Cup or EURO competition. Robert Lewandowski also had the highest number of goals scored by a player with 16 goals to his name...
Mesut Ozil dropped from Germany squad ahead of qualifiers
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Mesut Ozil dropped from Germany squad ahead of qualifiers

  Emerging reports suggest that Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been excluded from the German squad for their forthcoming world Cup qualifying games against Northern Ireland and Azerbaijan However, Ozil will be on the sidelines with Borussia Dortmund's Mario Gotze and Juventus' Sami Khedira as the Germans put in finishing touches in their quest to participate in the Russia 2018 world cup