Match Preview

Thursday, June 5, 2014

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The coach was relatively pleased by his side's performance against Panama but is demanding further improvement against Ljubinko Drulovic's team

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The hosts will be desperate to leave for Brazil on a high after being held by both Poland and Cameroon in recent weeks

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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The South Americans face Costa Rica in their first World Cup match on June 14 but doubts remain over the fitness of their star striker

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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The Liverpool striker is still missing for the hosts as they aim to sign off in their final match before the finals with a victory

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Doubts still persist over the fitness of the midfielder, who is unlikely to be risked with the World Cup less than two weeks away

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Roy Hodgson is expected to field many players who didn't feature in his side's win over Peru before the travel to Brazil

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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 will be desperate to improve on their recent below-par performances as they come up against a team that has won only two of their last 19 games

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Vahid Halilhodzic's side have lost just one of their last 12 games and will be looking for a good result before they head into a group with Belgium, Russia and South Korea

Monday, June 2, 2014

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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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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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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 Central Americans have won only one of their last five matches, a record they will be desperate to improve that record against Israel heading into the World Cup

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The USA face Fatih Terim's men in their penultimate friendly before they kick off their World Cup campaign and will be looking for a repeat of their latest meeting with Turkey

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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 regardless

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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 are hoping to keep the momentum going ahead of the World Cup after securing a 4-0 victory over Norway in midweek