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Arsenal's Jack Wilshere can have a great World Cup, says Arsène Wenger

Arsène Wenger says the fracture Jack Wilshere suffered in England’s friendly will not end his World Cup dream<p><b>Arsenal v Everton: live</b><p>Arsène Wenger has vowed that Jack Wilshere would not become the latest <b>England</b> star to limp his way through a World Cup after plotting the “perfect” recovery timetable …

World Cup 2014: Wayne Rooney's place in England's opener against Italy under threat unless striker improves

If manager Roy Hodgson sticks to his words, Rooney could be sacrificed in Manaus against Italy<p>If fully fit then <b>Wayne Rooney</b> and Jack Wilshere should be in <b>England</b>’s squad for the <b>World Cup</b> finals. On form, neither should start. Big names need to be sacrificed for the greater good.<p>So much debate has …

20 Players Who Have Earned World Cup Spots This Season

As we all know by now, there are less than 100 days until the World Cup in the summer, with squads becoming fine-tuned and managers making plans across the globe already.<p>Those plans perhaps look a lot different from how they did at the beginning of the season, when there was still so much …

Predicting Mexico's World Cup Squad Following Latest Internationals

Miguel Herrera has two-and-a-half months to decide the squad he will take to the World Cup, but the draft of the 23-man list is very advanced.<p>Although Club America will provide more players than any other team, the arrival of the European-based footballers will leave some of them on the bench.<p>It …

World Cup 2014: Disgraceful ticket sales typical of deluded Nigeria fans

Super Eagles supporters claim to be among the most loyal yet they will be thin on the ground in Brazil<p>Nigerian fans like to apply to themselves every known cliche describing loyal support. From "we are a football nation", through "nothing unites us like football" to the one that plays on the …

World Cup 2014: Lionel Messi and Stars That Won't Receive Career-Defining Moment

Much has been made of the 2014 World Cup being Lionel Messi's "career-defining moment."<p>For many, it seems that the young Argentine captain can only truly be considered the best to have ever played the game if he leads his country to victory in neighbouring Brazil.<p>Such critique is a little wide of …

98 DAYS TO GO: What's wrong with Uruguay's shirt?? #worldcupfacts http://t.co/F6WaS9m20p

Eurosport UK on Twitter: "97 DAYS TO GO: Who scored the fastest-ever World Cup goal? #worldcupfacts http://t.co/g6EQ7DHkJe"

95 DAYS TO GO! Which World Cup winners had the best ever defence? #worldcupfacts http://t.co/JZ2UveK4Tb

96 DAYS TO GO: Are Switzerland the unluckiest team ever to go out of the World Cup? #worldcupfacts http://t.co/EbITAUFZJZ

93 DAYS TO GO: The Curse of the Ballon d'Or at the World Cup. #worldcupfacts http://t.co/gEgq8FLKmH

Kevin Strootman's Injury Is a Bitter Blow to World Cup-Bound Dutch and Roma

Kevin Strootman lay with his face on the ground 13 minutes into Roma's 1-0 loss to Napoli this weekend, clutching his knee in pain.<p>He defiantly tried to play on following the incident, as if refusing to believe he'd sustained a serious injury, and hearts broke as he broke down yet again, taking …

England vs. Italy World Cup Stadium Labelled 'Horrific' as Problems Mount Up

Brazil's World Cup stadium in Manaus, the venue for England's opening-game showdown with Italy, has been labelled "horrific" after problems plagued a test event in the Amazon heartland.<p>Local fan Francisco Alves touched upon issues after attending the arena's practice match, as reported by Ed Riley …

FIFA Concerned About Match-Fixing in 2014 World Cup Group Stage

Substandard Brazilian infrastructure and unfinished stadiums are no longer the only problems surrounding the 2014 FIFA World Cup. According to Soccerly's Ian Stewart Palmer, FIFA security chief Ralf Mutschke is worried that match-fixing could infiltrate the global event:<p>The tournament kicks off on …

Qatar World Cup 2022 investigation: former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner and family paid millions

Documents appear to show a senior Fifa official and his family were paid millions by a company controlled by a former Qatari football official shortly after the country won its bid for the 2022 World Cup<p>A senior Fifa official and his family were paid almost $2 million (£1.2m) from a Qatari firm …

EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup - Gameplay Trailer

Qatar: We adhered to FIFA rules

Cristiano Ronaldo to debut World Cup 2010-inspired Vapors at El Clásico

Cristiano Ronaldo has new Vapors for El Clásico.<p>Nike is taking advantage of one of the biggest matches in the club football calendar with a brand new boot colorway for star man Cristiano Ronaldo. Much like the yellow Fast Forward 2006 Mercurial Vapors that the sportswear giant dropped just last …

Picking a Combined South American World Cup XI

Here we are selecting a combined starting 11 from all the South American teams who will be participating at the 2014 World Cup.<p>The sides from the host continent are expected to do very well this time around, and it will be no surprise to see one or more of them go very deep into the tournament.<p>With …

FIFA World Cup Logo Evolution: 1930=2014

Videos show bin Laden relative warning of 'storm' of airplane attacks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the trial of alleged al Qaeda operative Suleiman Abu Ghaith on Monday watched videos of the defendant warning of a “storm” of airplane attacks a month after September 11, 2001.<p>An artist sketch shows Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and one of the …