FIFA World Cup Blog: Build Up To The Quarter-Finals

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09:14, 08 Dec 2022
Last Updated: 15:47, 08 Dec 2022

Hello and welcome to TheSportsman.com's World Cup LIVE, as we bring you the latest news from the world of football. As you can expect, much of the news will be based around the World Cup as we look ahead to the quarter-finals... 

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Louis van Gaal reflects on Di Maria

Angel Di Maria wasn't a popular man when he left Manchester, and his former coach doesn't miss him either by the sounds of it!

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Fastest players at the World Cup

Yes that's Kylian Mbappe in 8th... 

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Luis Enrique resigns

Luis Enrique has left his post as Spain manager following their round of 16 exit to Morocco.

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Qatar not hitting guest target

In contrast to Qatar's projections for a 1.2 million tourist arrivals throughout the month-long event, the country only saw slightly more than 765,000 people during the first two weeks of the World Cup, according to a report from the organisers obtained by Reuters.

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England's highest rated average players
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Betfred World Cup odds

The World Cup quarter-finals are now looming on the horizon, and the eight remaining teams all have dreams of lifting the famous trophy in Lusail next Sunday. We’ve now said goodbye to 24 nations and can start to plot routes to the final, but how are the odds shaping up? 

 

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World Cup Odds Updated: Brazil And France To Meet In Final?
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Portugal deny Ronaldo rift
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Pundits make or break the viewer experience

The one debate that seems to engage everyone across the UK comes when choosing the best commentator, co-commentator, pundit and presenter at the World Cup. Due to the matches being shared by British broadcasters BBC and ITV, there are a variety of choices from which viewers can pick in each category.

The Sportsman Readers Pick Their Dream World Cup TV Lineup
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Sterling to return to England camp

Raheem Sterling is set to return to the England World Cup camp in the coming days, following his return to England after his home was raided. Hopefully he can continue to contribute to the World Cup campaign!

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Gareth Southgate's successor

There has been a lot of speculation suggesting the World Cup might be Southgate's last tournament in charge of the Three Lions...

Gareth Southgate's Successor: England May Already Have The Answer
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How the winter WC sets up the Transfer window

There are several World Cup stars who may catch the eye of Europe's elite ahead of the January window. 

How The World Cup Will Affect The January Transfer Window
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Morocco's World Cup bid

Morocco hope to host the 2030 World Cup at the sixth attempt. 

Can Morocco's Historic Run Finally Land Them A World Cup?
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