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What is probable and possible at the 2014 World Cup

From the fans to the players to the media, a huge chunk of the world is ready and excited for what is set to be a magnificent 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Over one billion people will watch 32 nations

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Roy’s boys – a selection dilemma for the England manager

It happens in the run up to every major tournament, questions are asked, rumours are spread and opinions are vented – just who should be on the plane representing England at the World Cup in what promises to be an

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Brilliant Japanese noodle commercial for the World Cup

It’s commercials galore at the moment as the World Cup edges closer and closer. It’s a time when advertisers are desperate to create a gem that has the potential to go viral and promote their product throughout the wo

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Japan’s Shinji Okazaki: one to watch in Brazil

Record breaker Shinji Okazaki will be the man tasked with leading the line for Japan this summer in Brazil. The FSV 05 Mainz striker who joined from VfB Stuttgart in the summer of 2013 finished the season with an im

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Zinedine Zidane shows once again that he’s still ‘got it’

Seeing as the World Cup in Brazil is almost here, we felt it was more than appropriate to share this video of World Cup legend Zinedine Zidane tearing it up during a recent Real Madrid versus Inter Milan legends game.

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If I was Roy Hodgson…

The title of this post is a line that will be heard from pubs to offices to schools to kitchen tables to pretty much anywhere and everywhere up and down England over the next month. World Cup year is a time

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A World Cup song worth listening to

Earlier in the week we had a gander at Omid Djalili’s World Cup song ‘We Still Believe’ featuring the likes of Bill Bailey, Ray Winstone, John Bishop and Jack Dee, amongst others. Judging by the general reaction, which w

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A guide to the World Cup

With the greatest show on earth within touching distance, the hype and excitement surrounding the nation is about to hit new levels. It’s the only time of the year when all football fans are united behind the one team, and th

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Time for Daniel Levy to leave Tottenham?

Like a swarm of locusts destroying a field of crops, sociopath Daniel Levy has turned White Lane into a post-apocalyptic wasteland. By rewarding Mauricio Pochettino with a five year contract, the trigger happy twerp has

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Is this the Emile Heskey of Thai football?

Emile Heskey; donkey or beast? You decide, but he’s certainly a footballer that divides opinion. Emile’s scored some belters in his time but they all seem to be forgotten about as he’s also missed a shedload of sitters. If you’r

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USA coach Klinsmann admits his team has no chance of winning 2014 World Cup

There’s nothing like waving the white flag before your team has even taken the pitch in Brazil. Or maybe you could look at USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann as a realist when he says that his team is just not at

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Time to ditch the sliding tackle?

After Raheem Sterling’s tackle in England’s latest World Cup warm up game against Ecuador saw the normally placid Antonio Valencia reach for the Englishman’s throat and had them both sent off, a thought occurred

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Lambert loss spells end of an era at Southampton

When Southampton’s 2013/14 season ended it was described as the ‘end of a project’ – and it certainly seems that way. Said ‘project’ – a term I loathe to use as it is better suited to a management consultant’s Pow

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Comedian Omid Djalili joined by some well known faces for World Cup song

Yes, another World Cup song. There seems to be hundreds doing the rounds as people desperately try to create a track that’ll reach the heights that the likes of ‘Three Lions On The Shirt’ by Baddiel, Skinner and The

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An unknown World Cup XI

You football nuts out there will have heard of these lot (or played with them one time in a FIFA career) but for those of you who are excited for the World Cup but perhaps don’t have the knowledge to keep