Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

Premier League stars set for battle for World Cup glory

The 2018 World Cup takes centre stage this summer and numerous Premier League stars are in with a realistic chance of picking up a winner's medal. Brazil and Germany lead the betting to win the tournament, but France, Spain and Argentina are also prominent in the outright market. Read on as we take a look at which Premier League players could be part of a World Cup success in Russia. Brazil There is a strong Premier League presence in Brazil's …
Croatia vs Spain Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Croatia vs Spain Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This looks to be a straight battle to top the group, with Spain already into the next round and Croatia all but guaranteed to advance. Spain gave the most convincing performance of the tournament so far against Turkey and they could have won by a larger margin than 3-0. Meanwhile, Croatia have surprised many and every side will want to avoid them in the knockout rounds. It will be interesting how both sides approach this match as it will be …
Spain vs Turkey Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Spain vs Turkey Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Spain and Turkey are set to lock horns in the 2nd round of the Euro 2016 on Friday in what promises to be a battle between Spanish Flair and Turkish Resoluteness. While Spain won their opening game against Czech Republic courtesy of a late goal by Pique, Luka Modric's fabulous strike ensured that Turkey began their campaign on a sore note. Team News Spain Del Bosque is expected to continue with 4-4-2,  against the Turkish with Nolito and Morata leading …
Spain vs Czech Republic Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Spain vs Czech Republic Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Spain vs Czech Republic will be an interesting game because while Spain possess the star team filled with big names, they are known to falter and, to have Czech Republic beat Spain in the first few matches will definitely set the tone for the Euro 2016. Spain are the defending champions of the last two Euros. They are arguably the greatest national football team of the decade as they have been lording it over their rivals since 2010, but as …
The Premier League influence on Spain

The Premier League influence on Spain

Ever since Rafa Benitez took over as Liverpool manager in 2004 and brought the likes of Xabi Alonso and Luis Garcia with him, there has been a steady stream of Spanish players plying their trade in the Premier League. Whilst Barcelona and Real Madrid caught most attention as Spain enjoyed their golden period that saw them win the 2008 and 2012 Euros, along with the 2010 World Cup, the Premier League also contributed towards those squads. Whilst many of the …
Euro 2016: Can Spain Win the Third Consecutive Title?

Euro 2016: Can Spain Win the Third Consecutive Title?

Euro 2016 will kick off on June 10, when host nation France will face Romania in the opening match of the tournament. Spain will be seeking a historic third consecutive triumph, an achievement that no team has ever reached before. Despite having won the last two editions of the tournament, Spain are not the top favorites this time, at least according to the bookmakers. We recommend before placing any bets to check your book makers reputation at LCB. Most bookies are backing France …
Cazorla Wants Fabregas Return

Cazorla Wants Fabregas Return

Arsenal midfielder, Santi Cazorla, has spoken of his desires for his Spanish international teammate Francesc Fabregas to make a return to the Emirates under Arsene Wenger. Reports in Spain suggest that Barcelon have told the 27-year old is surplus to requirements for next year, and the midfielder must find himself a new club. Fabregas spent 8 years at Arsenal after signing from the Catalan giants as a young teenager. But the current Spanish star in Arsenal's attack hopes to see …
Fernando Torres Stats: The Potential Is There, Will He Flourish Again?

Fernando Torres Stats: The Potential Is There, Will He Flourish Again?

Fernando Torres. World Cup, European Championships and Champions League winner. Why has he been so heavily criticised? It takes no genius to realise that ever since his first couple of seasons for Liverpool, even pre-move to Chelsea, the Spaniard has stuttered and stumbled his way through each title campaign. The Torres everyone knew and feared seemed to fade into the distance after the dreaded knee injury which he was rumoured to have acquired and played through at Liverpool took it's …
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