Match Previews

Monday, June 2, 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

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Fernando Santos saw his players struggle in front of goal on Saturday and may tinker with his options in the final third for their latest pre-World Cup friendly

Saturday, May 31, 2014

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The World Cup minnows will not be joined by Alvaro Saborio in Brazil but will hope to put in a strong showing against Alberto Zaccheroni's men on Monday regardless

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After boosting morale with a 5-1 win over Luxembourg, Marc Wilmots' side travel to Stockholm as they continue their preparations for this summer's tournament in Brazil

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With the likes of Manuel Neuer and Philipp Lahm missing, there will be another chance for fringe players to impress after a disappointing goalless draw with Poland last time out

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Didier Deschamps' men have been joined by the Real Madrid duo are hoping to keep the momentum going ahead of the World Cup after securing a 4-0 victory over Norway in midweek

Friday, May 30, 2014

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The Sboryana will hope to record their fourth consecutive victory in Saturday's friendly against Per-Mathias Hogmo's side before heading to Brazil for this summer's tournament

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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The South American side will take on European opposition in Montevideo prior to their matches with England and Italy in Group D in Brazil

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The Chelsea striker has been named in his country's provisional 30-man squad despite another underwhelming season and will hope to be in the final 23-man selection

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Roy Hodgson's men face the South American side before heading to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and will be hoping to raise the nation's spirits with a convincing victory

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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The South Americans will meet Spain, Netherlands and Australia at the finals and will be looking to rack up another win in their penultimate match before they travel to Brazil

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El Tri endured a tough qualifying campaign for the World Cup and will be desperate to hit a richer vein of form prior to the start of the tournament as they play a friendly

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After holding the Socceroos to a friendly stalemate in Sydney on Monday, Gordon Igesund's team are set to take on the All Whites, who are marshalled by coach Neil Emblen

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As the African nation look to cut a further five names from their squad, all of Volker Finke's players will be out to ensure that hey make the trip to Brazil in June

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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Georges Leekens begins his reign as coach of the African nation with a tricky test in Seoul against a side on a mixed run of form

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The African champions begin the preparations for Brazil with a clash at Craven Cottage on Wednesday - the first of three friendlies