Match Preview

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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The Juventus midfielder is struggling with a knee injury and could miss the entire group stage but the South Americans should still comfortably see off the Group B minnows

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The Roja boss has a predictable wealth of talent to choose from but faces a dilemma over whether to play a false nine or trust that Diego Costa has fully recovered

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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Vicente del Bosque's men beat Oranje to lift the trophy four years ago and will be hoping to get off to a good start this time out against the Dutch

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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

Monday, June 9, 2014

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The Real Madrid superstar has been struggling with both tendonitis and a thigh problem but he is set to play some part in the game against Martin O'Neill's men

Saturday, June 7, 2014

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Kwesi Appiah's side have not tasted victory since defeating Namibia in a friendly but they are going up against a squad who have been hit with a virus this week

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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

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After successive goalless draws against Belarus and Montenegro, and a chaotic build-up off the field, the Asian country are in dire need of a victory before they face Nigeria

Friday, June 6, 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 65-year-old has coached his nation twice but will be in the opposite dug-out on Saturday as he bids to put a spanner in their World Cup preparations

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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

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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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After wins over Azerbaijan and Turkey in recent weeks, the USA will be hoping to travel to Brazil off the back of a victory over the Super Eagles

Thursday, June 5, 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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With the Monaco striker having lost his race to be fit to feature in Brazil, the onus is now on the likes of Teofilo Gutierrez, Jackson Martinez and Adrian Ramos to step up

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The Croats may consider starting with star striker Mario Mandzukic on the bench, while Ange Postecoglou will still have concerns over his inexperienced defence

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The 2004 European champions have now gone three games with a goal, so will therefore be intent on picking up a morale-boosting win in their final fixture before flying to Brazil

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The Samurai Blue have been racking up the victories of late but their Italian coach is still not fully pleased with his players' fitness levels ahead of the World Cup

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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

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Fabio Capello will be hoping to see his forwards step up to the mark after being left bitterly disappointed by their profligacy in last weekend's 1-1 draw with Norway