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Roberto Baggio Penalty Miss World Cup USA 1994 – Phoenix From The Flames

If you’re over the age of 30 and like football then the term Phoenix From The Flames will probably mean quite a lot to you. Back when Skinner and Baddiel were good, Phoenix From The Flames was easily the best bit on their show Fantasy Football League. 20 years later the pod team have made a Phoenix of our own – Robert Baggio’s penalty miss in...

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World Cup 2014 Groups

Who would believe that England drew a tough group? Or that France got an easy ride? Not even Nostradamus himself could have predicted it! If you can’t quite take it all in, take a look at this guide to familiarise yourself with all the groups for Brazil 2014… 2014 Football World Cup Group Information by Sky Bet

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The World Cup Draw Is A Massive Crock Of Shit

I cannot be the only one thinking this. The draw for the Brazil 2014 World Cup happens tomorrow and unless you have a doctorate in maths you won’t have a clue what’s happening. FIFA’s ridiculously complex system means the average football fan has no chance of knowing what’s going on with tomorrow’s draw – even the journalists...

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England Grab A Point In Uninspiring Performance

English: Roy Hodgson as a head coach of Fulham F.C. Русский: Рой Ходжсон на посту главного тренера ФК «Фулхэм» (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Roy Hodgson’s makeshift England side secured a much needed point in Ukraine following an incredibly mediocre performance. Despite criticism from all corners (including Gary...

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Are England Heading For Football Wilderness?

As the debate still rages as to where England went wrong at the World Cup here at Football Banter we’re wondering what the future holds for the England Football team? Are we about to enter the wilderness years where tournament qualification isn’t as nailed on as it once was? England took the oldest squad they’d ever taken to the World Cup and...

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FIFA World Cup Standings

Fifa today released their post-World Cup standings with England slipping to an all time low in 13th place after a dismal display at the finals. There were no real surprises after a number of big teams failed to perform in South Africa. Spain Netherlands Germany Uruguay Argentina Brazil Ghana Paraguay Japan Chile Portugal United States England Mexico South ...

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10 Facts From The 2010 World Cup

With the World Cup now over and the focus quickly turning back to the domestic leagues here are some facts from South Africa 2010 that you may or may not already know… New Zealand were the only unbeaten team in the tournament (3 draws). Spain are the lowest scoring team in history to lift the World Cup, scoring just 8 goals in their 7 matches. The Golden...

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Spain Crowned World Champions

Tonight Spain were crowned World Champions after beating Holland 1-0 in extra time in a game that was rather fitting of a disappointing World Cup. The game went the way many would have predicted before kick-off – the Spanish having the lion’s share of the ball with Holland closing down and looking to break quickly. And it almost worked for the Dutch...

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Spain, Holland Grind Their Way Into The Final

On Sunday 11th July a team that has never lifted the World Cup before will be celebrating as Holland meet Spain in the final of the 2010 World Cup. Much has been made of the way Spain play football and retain possession of the ball but their slow build up play and sideways passing forces the opposition into defending deep which in turn kills the game as a spectacle....

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7 Reasons To Be Optimistic

7 Reasons To Be Optimistic

In the aftermath of England once again reaching the knockout stages of a tournament only to be sent packing by the first decent team they play there has been a lot of doom and gloom. But surely there are some positives? You’re damn right there are, and no matter how small they may be, here they are… 1) Germany never managed to find the goal that would...

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