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Are France bad or just unlucky?

France’s 2-0 defeat in the Ukraine suggests that they will not qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. It is therefore likely that France will be the only former World Cup winners absent from the competition but are France … Continue reading

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Champions League draw: who to avoid, who to wish for

I have previously written about the luck of the draw and how this affected both Manchester City and Chelsea in particular last season. Both clubs went out at the Champions League group stage after being drawn in much tougher groups … Continue reading

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The luck of the draw strikes twice in World Cup qualification

The definition of luck is ‘success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions’. The draw for the groups to qualify for the 2014 World Cup was made more than a year ago, nearly four months … Continue reading

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