Previews

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

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Luiz Felipe Scolari's side will look to the put the troubles in the lead up to the big kick off behind them by recording an emphatic win in Sao Paulo

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

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The World Cup kicks off on Thursday when the hosts go head to head with Niko Kovac's men in the opening game at the Arena Corinthians - watch all the latest build-up below

Monday, 9 June 2014

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The Ballon d'Or winner has been struggling with both tendonitis and a thigh problem but he is set to play some part in the final World Cup warm-up game on Tuesday

Saturday, 7 June 2014

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The Bayern Munich ace pulled out of the squad on Friday with a back problem, meaning alternative players and systems will have to be tried in the country's final warm-up game

Friday, 6 June 2014

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Only five of the Albiceleste's shots found the target in the 3-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday, but they will be hopeful of goals against Fifa's 25th-ranked side

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The Atletico Madrid striker played a minor role in his club side's final games of the season but has made Vicente del Bosque's 23-man squad and could feature on Saturday

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With just seven days until their opening World Cup match against Italy, the Three Lions players have 90 minutes left to stake their claims for a starting berth in Manaus

Thursday, 5 June 2014

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Jorge Luis Pinto's troops have managed just a solitary victory this year, against Paraguay in March, meaning a positive result is essential against Martion O'Neill's men

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The hosts will be desperate to leave for the World Cup in Brazil on a high after being held to draws by both Poland and Cameroon in recent pre-tournament friendlies

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The coach was relatively pleased by his side's performance in a 4-0 friendly win against Panama but demands even more from the World Cup hosts against Ljubinko Drulovic's team

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The Real Madrid attacker has yet to fully recover from a thigh problem and tendonitis and is unlikely to be risked with the World Cup set to get under way next week

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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Doubts still persist over the fitness of the Juventus midfielder, who is unlikely to be risked with the beginning of this summer's World Cup less than two weeks away

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The South Americans haven't lost on home soil since losing on penalties to Uruguay in 2011 and will be looking to continue that run to lift their confidence ahead of the World Cup

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The Dutch will yet again change their formation as Van Gaal has admitted he will field a 4-4-2 in their final match prior to their World Cup opener against Spain

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The Azzurri, who face England and Uruguay in Group D at the World Cup, will be desperate to improve on their recent below-par performances as they come up against the minnows

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The Three Lions take on Reinaldo Rueda's men in the first of two friendlies in Miami, with the manager expected to allow a number of fringe players the chance to impress

Monday, 2 June 2014

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With the opening game of the World Cup less than two weeks away, the host nation will look to ensure their main men are fresh and utilise the rest of their 23-man squad

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The Elephants handed playing time to several fringe players in Friday's defeat against Bosnia but are likely to recall their main men, including Didier Drogba, for Tuesday's test

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Off the field problems have hampered preparations and their coach will hope to realign their focus on Tuesday night while their opponents were hit by injury to Luis Montes

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The striker has suffered an alarming crisis in front of goal ahead of the tournament in Brazil and could find his berth under threat should it continue on Tuesday