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No Ronaldinho, Robinho and Kaka in Brazil's World Cup squad

May 8, 2014 - 1:02am

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Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari yesterday unveiled the 23 men he trusts can deliver a sixth World Cup ahead of this year’s event starting on June 12 on home soil.

Why England can win the World Cup

October 16, 2013 - 11:30pm

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Why England won't win the World Cup

October 16, 2013 - 11:24pm

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GROUP H
ENGLAND 2 (Wayne Rooney 41, Steven Gerrard 88)
POLAND 0

England have qualified for the World Cup. Hurrah! Now are they going to win it? Erm...no! 

If Tahiti win a game, I'll wear a grass skirt in Orchard Road

June 14, 2013 - 11:46pm

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This is what is going to happen at the Confederations Cup. Lots of people will say that Brazil are not ready to host the World Cup. They are not. The tournament is still 12 months away.

The best and worst of England

June 3, 2013 - 11:13pm

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What an extraordinary sport football can be.

Striking contrast

June 3, 2013 - 10:38pm

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BRAZIL 2 (Fred 57, Paulinho 82)
ENGLAND 2 (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 67, Wayne Rooney 79)

This was a story of two strikers. One with the world at his feet, one at a crossroads in his career.

Not so super Selecao

December 2, 2012 - 12:18am

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TNP analyst Paul Parker thinks that, although Brazil are hosts and have installed a winning coach, they face many strong challenges for World Cup 2014.

Germany strong in body but weak in mind

September 7, 2012 - 11:35pm

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Former Germany international and The New Paper's football columnist Dietmar Hamann believes that Germany have a squad that is capable of winning the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil.

Brazil flatter to deceive

August 8, 2012 - 10:20pm

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Brazil booked their place in the Olympic final with a 3-0 victory over South Korea, closing out the last 20 minutes as if there had never been a threat to their survival.

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