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Which 8 midfielders will make England’s World Cup squad?

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The 2014 World Cup edges ever closer, and as the domestic season reaches its climax, thought inevitably turns to who will make England’s 23-man squad. The goalkeepers, defenders and forwards are fairly easy to predict, barring the selection headache of John Ruddy or Ben Foster and Rickie Lambert or Andy Carroll. The midfield situation is incredibly tough for Three Lions ... Read More »

England’s 23-man World Cup squad…….as it stands


The 2014 World Cup in Brazil gets underway in just over two months time, and the competition for places in Roy Hodgson’s England squad is hotting up by the week. Here is OnFootball’s 23-man squad…… it stands. What would yours be? GOALKEEPERS JOE HART (Manchester City) FRASER FORSTER (Celtic) BEN FOSTER (West Brom) In the mix: John Ruddy, Jack Butland, ... Read More »

Meet France’s new Golden Generation of centre-backs

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Since the glory of winning the 1998 World Cup, France have struggled to produce world-class talent in defence.¬†Back then the likes of Lilian Thuram, Marcel Desailly and Laurent Blanc were among the best in the world, and would’ve walked into any side in world football. Now, a new wave of outstanding centre-backs are emerging on the world stage, with some ... Read More »

Top 10 Worst Goalkeeping Errors


Goalkeepers are a funny breed, capable of winning matches and losing them single-handedly at times.¬†Here are arguably the 10 worst goalkeeping mistakes in the history of the game; can you think of any worse? 10. FABIEN BARTHEZ (Arsenal vs MAN UTD- 2001) 9. JERZY DUDEK (LIVERPOOL vs Man Utd- 2002) 8. SCOTT CARSON (ENGLAND vs Croatia- 2007) 7. ROB GREEN ... Read More »

10 greatest free-kicks of all time


Hakan Calhanoglu’s sensational free-kick for Hamburg against Borussia Dortmund last weekend was one of the finest in a long time. OnFootball takes a look at the 10 finest free-kick in the history of the game; what is your number one? ROBERTO CARLOS- France vs BRAZIL (1997) DAVID BECKHAM- ENGLAND vs Greece (2001) PAUL GASCOIGNE- TOTTENHAM vs Arsenal (1991) JAVIER ZANETTI- ... Read More »

10 Most Famous Red Cards

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Two potentially memorable Champions League games this week- Manchester City vs Barcelona and Arsenal vs Bayern Munich- were ruined by red cards. What promised to be unforgettable matches turned into two training ground exercises. Here are 10 of the most famous red cards in the history of the game:- DAVID BECKHAM- England vs Argentina (1998 World Cup second round) A ... Read More »