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Opta and Sky Bet bring football stats into the fan conversation

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Three astonishing things happened in the Premier League on 4 March 2018. Firstly, Manchester City broke the record for most passes in a match. Secondly, City’s German midfielder Ilkay Gundogan broke the records for most touches, most passes and most completed passes. But perhaps most astonishing of all was the number of international broadcasters, newspapers and social media posts highlighting …

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Bookies launch 2018 World Cup masterplans

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Matthew Glazier of bookies.com looks ahead to next summer’s World Cup extravaganza in Russia, which promises to be typically record-breaking. Aside from an Under-21 European Championship and the glorified group of friendly matches that comprised the Confederations Cup, there wasn’t a lot of football played during the summer of 2017, although at least the latter tournament whetted the appetite for …

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