Anthony Aquino

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Predicting Mexico's World Cup Squad Following Latest Internationals

Link to Media<p>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 …

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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 …

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Injured Dutchman Strootman out of World Cup | Reuters

(Reuters) - Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman will miss the World Cup in Brazil in June after tearing cartilage in his left knee.<p>Kevin Strootman (C) of the Netherlands fights for the ball with Igor Armas and Alexandru Suvorov of Moldova during their Euro 2012 soccer qualifier in Rotterdam October 7, …

94 DAYS TO GO: The original Ronaldo is the greatest goalscorer in World Cup history! #worldcupfacts http://t.co/1kxz0pFR6G

There are now just 91 days to go until the World Cup in Brazil, as we continue our countdown of 100 great WC moments. Today looks back to the 1982 World Cup in Spain, when England's campaign kicked off in dramatic fashion with Bryan Robson scoring after only 27 seconds against France. Watch it here (UK only) http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26225800

World Cup 2014: Forget row over Catalan independence, Spain need to recapture spirit instilled by Luis Aragonés

The late, great Luis Aragones created a spirit of unity and togetherness, a mood that went beyond political posturing and bigoted nationalism<p>Spanish manager, Vicente del Bosque announced a while back that he couldn’t imagine a Spanish side without Catalan players in it. Unfortunately for him – or …

How FIFA Helped Lionel Messi and Why the World Cup Remains Key to His Legacy

Link to Media<p>The big Lionel Messi questions continue to be asked. Is he better than Cristiano Ronaldo? Might he be the greatest of all-time? How has he managed to score such a prolific number of goals for Barcelona?<p>When we talk about Messi's legacy we must never forget those who belong is his same …

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Company Claiming Rights To “Flappy” Trademark Now Sending Notices To App Store Game Developers

This was bound to happen. A company calling itself “Ultimate Arcade” is attempting to trademark the word “Flappy,” following the fervor around the viral App Store game, “Flappy Bird,” whose disappearance led to the creation of hundreds of clones, parody apps, and other similarly-inspired titles. Of …