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Ben McAleer

Ben McAleer is WhoScored.com's editorial officer and contributor to Sky Sports, Football.London and Unibet, among others. A pessimistic Spurs fan with a fondness for all things Luka Modric.

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Bitter Sweet World Cup Campaign For Belgium
Successful World Cup For Belgium But Time Is Running Out For The Golden Generation
Belgium’s World Cup campaign drew to a close on Saturday as they secured a 2-0 win over England in Saint Petersburg to wrap up third…
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Should This Man Win The Golden Ball?
Belgium Star Eden Hazard Rather Than France's Kylian Mbappe Is The Man To Beat For The Golden Ball
After Kylian Mbappe’s match winning display against Argentina, many felt the Golden Ball award was sown up. The teenager’s performance in the 4-3 win was…
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Fellaini Should Start As Belgium Take On Brazil In World Cup Quarter-Final
Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini And West Brom's Nacer Chadli Should Start For Belgium v Brazil
There won’t be a better finale to the 2018 World Cup than Belgium’s late win over Japan to secure a quarter-final spot. With a little…
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Belgians Face Japan After Table Topping Exploits Against England
Beg Golden Generation Out To Justify That Tag In Japan Encounter
In the battle to avoid finishing top of Group G, it was Belgium who were the losers after their 1-0 win over England. Following a…
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Dembele Offers Belgium Something Different
Belgium Should Look To Tottenham Hotspur's Mousa Dembele Ahead Of Tunisia Clash
It may have taken some time for Belgium to make the breakthrough against Panama, but once Dries Mertens volleyed the Red Devils ahead after the…
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Roberto Martinez Has Taken A Defensive Gamble
Could Cutting Laurent Ciman Backfire On Belgium Boss Roberto Martinez?
Belgium are unlikely to encounter many defensive issues when they face Panama on Monday. It’s the same for when they face Tunisia, while England’s tournament woes…
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A Vital Player For His Country ... If Not His Club
Thomas Meunier Is One Of Belgium's Quiet Achievers
Two years ago, Thomas Meunier was one of Belgium’s surprise stars at Euro 2016. The Red Devils may have crashed out of the competition at…
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Belgian Adnan Januzaj Can Be A Useful Squad Player In Russia
Adnan Januzaj Tipped To Take His Big Chance For Belgium
“Adnan Januzaj is a real talent in one-on-one situations. He will bring us freshness. I expect a lot from him,” Belgium boss Roberto Martinez said…
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Cahill & Kane Goals Hand England Wembley Win
4 Talking Points From England 2-1 Nigeria
England kick-started their World Cup preparations with a win as Gary Cahill and Harry Kane bagged first half goals to secure a 2-1 victory over…
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Big Decisions For Martinez
Why Belgium Boss Roberto Martinez Seems Set To Pick Romelu Lukaku Ahead Of Dries Mertens At The World Cup
Considering the attacking talent at Roberto Martinez’s disposal, you’d expect Belgium to ease their way into the next round of the World Cup this summer.…
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Who Will Be Belgium's Main Man This Summer?
Jan Vertonghen Will Be Belgium's Key Player At The World Cup Rather Than Kevin De Bruyne Or Eden Hazard
Marc Wilmots’ departure as Belgium head coach following a dismal Euro 2016 display was a breath of fresh air for the Red Devils. With arguably…
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Can Someone Come From Under The Radar To Grasp World Cup Glory?
5 Little-known Players Who Can Shine At The World Cup
A number of teams have a star player in the ranks that have the hopes of a nation resting on their shoulders at the World…
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Will These Players Be Plying Their Trade In The Championship For Much Longer?
5 Championship Players Who Can Make The Transition To Premier League
There are quality players in the Championship that arguably have the means to make the leap to the Premier League. A number of those plying…
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Kyle Walker-Peters Rewarded With New Deal At Spurs
Why Kyle Walker-Peters Could Be A First Choice For Tottenham Hotspur Next Season
It’s rare that a player’s only two starts will come on the first and last day of the season, but Kyle Walker-Peters did just that…
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Will These Relegated Players Get A Move In Summer?
3 Players From Stoke, West Brom And Swansea Who Should Get A Premier League Move This Summer
With the season over, there is a bargain or two to be had with the relegated teams. Here, Ben McAleer runs through the best of…
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