Thursday, 24 April 2014

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The 65-year-old would rather not see the Blues' Brazil stars - David Luiz, Oscar, Willian and Ramires - play in the final, just over two weeks before the World Cup starts

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The 59-year-old coach urges his side to create the perfect atmosphere to get the best out of the Barcelona star this summer as they chase World Cup triumph in Brazil

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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The experienced Nigerian has regained favour under Alan Pardew at St James' Park and is hoping a run of games will help him earn a place in Stephen Keshi's squad

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The 41-year-old Brazil legend praises the 22-year-old Barcelona forward's personality as his greatest quality and backs him to take the World Cup by storm this summer

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The 27-year-old Fiorentina striker suffered a serious knee injury in January but has made a swift recovery to boost his hopes of featuring at the World Cup this summer

Monday, 21 April 2014

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Correspondent Column: Of all the mistakes made by the Scot as he struggles to fill Sir Alex Ferguson's shoes, giving the striker a renewed and improved contract is chief among them

Sunday, 20 April 2014

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The Juventus striker has only accumulated two goals in 16 Serie A appearances this season but his coach is convinced that he offers an important dynamic in attack

Saturday, 19 April 2014

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The Monaco forward is still recovering from anterior cruciate ligament damage but his surgeon believes he will be back in time to feature at the showpiece in Brazil

Friday, 18 April 2014

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The former Azzurri coach has been taken aback by the 17-year-old's "calmness and coolness" but feels Cesare Prandelli cannot take a player with "zero experience" to Brazil

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The England international struggled for form and fitness four years ago after being risked in a Champions League tie against Bayern - could history repeat itself?

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With the two sides set to face off against each other on June 14, the Three Lions manager feels the 34-year-old is likely to have the most significant impact on the game

Thursday, 17 April 2014

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The striker respects the Three Lions but says that Uruguay will not fear their Group D opponents as they have the likes of Luis Suarez playing in the Premier League

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United States have drawn Germany, Portugal and Ghana in their World Cup grou[ but the LA Galaxy man says that they have the ability to progress to the knockout stages

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The Paris Saint-Germain forward says he is looking forward to facing England in Brazil and is determined to make an impact for his country on the biggest stage of all

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

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The former Athletic Bilbao star has fallen out of favour with Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, while his Juventus colleague has never been picked by Argentina's Alejandro Sabella

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Oranje boss Louis van Gaal claimed recently that the midfielder's spot at the tournament is at risk but the Bayern Munich star is in no doubt as to his importance to the side

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The 45-year-old feels les Bleus are no longer one of the elite sides in international football ahead of the tournament and has dismissed the idea he is "the French Jose Mourinho"

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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The former Fiorentina boss has insisted that the omissions of certain players, such as Totti and Toni, at a fitness camp does not mean they have not made the World Cup squad

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The coach has pledged his future to the national team and spoke of his pride at leading the Red Devils into their first World Cup in 12 years