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Could Mesut Ozil be set to retire from international duty? 0

Posted on July 10, 2018 by David Nugent

According to reports from the German press, Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is set to retire from international duty with Germany following a disastrous World Cup in Russia.

Went go into the tournament in a negative frame of mind

Ozil and Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan met the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the World Cup, as both have Turkish heritage. This meeting did not go down well with anybody in Germany.

In fact, some fans and observers claimed that the pair should be omitted from the squad for the World Cup, as they believed that the visit showed the players lacked commitment to Die Mannschaft’s cause.

Prediction: Brazil v Mexico 0

Posted on July 01, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Brazil win

Best odds: 1/2

Bookmakers: Bet365

In one of the most interesting last 16 games of World Cup 2018, Brazil and Mexico clash on Monday night, as the pre-tournament favourites look to seal their spot in the competitions quarter-finals.

Brazil

Brazil started the tournament as favourites to lift the trophy and the Selecao remain the most fancied team to win World Cup 2018. Tite’s highly talented team are now 14 games unbeaten, having beaten Costa Rica and Serbia while drawing with Switzerland in the group stages.

Prediction: South Korea vs Germany 0

Posted on June 26, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Germany win

Best Odds: 1/5

Bookmaker: bet365

Coming into the World Cup many people would’ve expected Mexico vs Sweden to be the only game in the third set of fixtures for this group that’s worth talking about, but that hasn’t quite turned out to be the case. We’ve seen a handful of surprises in Group F and there are likely going to be more to come, as South Korea prepare to go one on one with Germany in a game that will decide whether or not either of these teams are heading home early from the tournament.

Prediction: Mexico v Sweden 0

Posted on June 26, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Draw

Best Odds: 23/10

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Wednesday afternoon, Mexico and Sweden go head-to-head in Group F of the World Cup, as both teams attempt to advance to the knockout stages of the competition. The group is evenly balanced, and this game could be the key to deciding who qualifies for the last 16 of the competition.

Mexico

Mexico have impressed at World Cup 2018, beating Germany and South Korea. However, despite the two victories, El Tri have still not sealed their position in the knockout stages of the competition.

Prediction: Germany vs Sweden 0

Posted on June 22, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Prediction: Germany win

Best odds: 8/15

Bookmakers: Bet365, Ladbrokes and Coral

Germany take on Sweden on Saturday evening in group F’s second round, after contrasting results in their respective openers.

Germany

The 2014 World Cup winners ended up thoroughly disappointed as they opened their title-defending campaign with a shocking defeat to Mexico. Not many believed it could happen beforehand, but anyone who has seen the game knows it was no coincidence. The Mexicans took advantage of any crack in Germany’s setup they could find to hit them hard with their fast and direct play with Hirving Lozano settling the game after 35 minutes.

Bernd Leno confirmed 0

Posted on June 20, 2018 by Harry Kettle

The signing of German goalkeeper Bernd Leno has been officially confirmed, for a reported fee of £19.3 million. The 26-year-old joins from Bayer Leverkusen, with whom he made over 200 appearances across an impressive tenure. Now, however, it’s time for him to try something different, as he attempts to make a name for himself in the Premier League.

Bernd Leno announcement imminent 0

Posted on June 19, 2018 by Harry Kettle

According to Metro, Arsenal fans may not have to wait long for one of their biggest signings in years to be confirmed as Bernd Leno’s arrival from Bayer Leverkusen is imminent. The 26-year-old’s move to English football has been spoken about in hush tones for a long time now, but it finally seems as if he’s going to get the chance to test himself outside the realms of Germany. Leno is still a few years away from his prime as a goalkeeper, and that may be the most frightening fact of all as Arsenal fans prepare themselves for what’s next.

Prediction: Germany v Mexico 0

Posted on June 15, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Germany win

Best Odds: 1/2

Bookmaker: Bet365

On Sunday afternoon, world champions Germany will start the defence of their title as they face Mexico in Group F of the World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium.

Germany

Germany cruised through qualifying with a perfect record. No team scored more than Die Mannschaft’s goal tally of 43 in European qualifying. At the other end of the pitch, they conceded just four times.

The team ranked first team in the world will be looking to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to retain the World Cup.

Arsenal close in on Bernd Leno 0

Posted on June 13, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As reported by talkSPORT and initially by Sky Sports sources, it seems as if Arsenal are closing in on arguably their biggest signing of the summer transfer window so far: Bernd Leno. The German goalkeeper has been linked with a move away from Bayer Leverkusen for months now, and it seems as if Unai Emery has managed to persuade him to make the trip over to North London as the 26-year-old prepares for the next step in his promising career.

Arsenal linked with Petr Cech replacement 0

Posted on June 08, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Express, Arsenal are set to renew their interest in Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who reportedly has a release clause of £22million in his contract.

Leno has often been linked with a move to the Gunners, as Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech is starting to look his age. The former Chelsea stopper produced a number of unconvincing displays last season.

The 36-year-old’s position as Arsenal number one is now looking very vulnerable, with Leno looking like a very viable target.



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