The Panenka

A blog dedicated to European Football, World Soccer, and the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Month: July 2016 (page 1 of 4)

Rio 2016 Men’s Soccer: Group C

The Panenka previews Group C of Rio 2016 Men’s soccer tournament containing the current World Champions Germany,reigning gold medalists Mexico, South Korea and Fiji.

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Rio 2016 Men’s Soccer: Group B

The Panenka previews Group B of the Rio 2016 Men’s Soccer tournament containing the 2015 U-21 European Champions Sweden, Japan, Nigeria and Colombia.

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Rio 2016 Men’s Soccer: Group A

The Panenka preview’s Group A  of Rio 2016 Men’s soccer tournament which contains the tournament hosts Brazil, South Africa, Iraq and Denmark.

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Emiliano Marcondes: A Danish-Brazilian Homecoming

Emiliano Marconde Camargo Hansen is a Danish international with Brazilian roots and will be returning to the South American country for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Henrik Larsson Blocks Son’s Olympic Dream

Henrik Larsson has refused to allow his son Jordan to represent Sweden at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Sam Allardyce – by his greatest signings

The Panenka profiles the new England boss through the words of some of his greatest signings.

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Fortunate Fiji Qualify For A Record-Breaking Rio 2016 Olympics

Fiji reached the Rio 2016 men’s soccer tournament for the first time, albeit in controversial circumstances.

Now the islanders are looking to break the record for the number of Olympians entered by a nation with a population less than 1 million.

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FC Astana: From Across The Steppes To The Big Stage

FC Astana will take on Celtic in the 3rd round of qualifying of the UEFA Champions League in an effort to earn a place in the group stage of the competition for the second time.

As one of the remotest and smallest members of UEFA, the club has been on a relatively short but eventful journey since their inception seven years ago. The Panenka profiles the Kazakh club before they take of Brendan Rodgers’ team.

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American Soccer’s Missed Opportunity

By Tarutr Malhotra, creator and editor of Sixth Feb.

Follow on Twitter @sixthfebblog.

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Iraq: The Lions of Mesopotamia at Rio 2016

The Arabic nation only has two Olympic medals in their trophy cabinet, both bronze. One for weightlifting in 1960, the other for the men’s soccer team’s astonishing run to the semi-finals in Athens, 2004.

At Rio 2016, The Lions are in the hunt for another after clawing their way to qualifying to compete in Brazil.

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