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Patrick Vieira, Karim Benzema and Samir Nasri have all been omitted from France's 30-man preliminary squad. Vieira returned to the Barclays Premier League from Inter Milan in January and recovered some of his form, but not enough to impress Les Bleus coach Raymond Domenech. Benzema, who has had a less than fruitful season with Madrid,…
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Javier Zanetti and Esteban Cambiasso are set to miss the World Cup after not being included in Diego Maradona's 30-man squad. The Inter Milan duo have been two of the key players for the Serie A champions and have been integral in the team reaching the Champions League final against Bayern Munich. Real Madrid midfielder…
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Ronaldinho, Adriano and Pato were not named in Carlos Dunga's 23-man Selecao squad for the World Cup. Wolfsburg striker Grafite is the surprise inclusion at the expense of Flamengo's Adriano, while Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is one of the three goalkeepers named. Dunga explained Adriano's failure to make the squad was a rational, rather than…
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Ruud van Nistelrooy's international career appears finished after the striker missed out on Bert van Marwijk's 30-man squad. Van Nistelrooy, 33, hoped he had done enough to prove his fitness during a loan spell with Hamburg this season after an injury-plagued period at parent club Real Madrid. But Van Marwijk said he did not believe…
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England manager Fabio Capello admits their World Cup hopes will rely heavily on the form of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard. Gerrard has by his own admission not hit top gear during parts of 2009-10 - but Capello has no concerns on the day when he will name his provisional 30-man squad for South Africa. "Some…
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The final England squad will be decided on by manager Fabio Capello when the players train in Austria in a few weeks time. Capello selected a preliminary squad of 30 players but admits some are under injury clouds and he says he will make his decision when the squad links up for training and games…
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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has explained why he's decided to end his international retirement. Carra was the shock selection for Fabio Capello's provisional England World Cup squad yesterday. He is now almost certain to make the final 23-man selection for the trip to South Africa. "The FA got in touch and asked if I would…
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Sky Sports Chris Kamara talks to Tim Lovejoy about England's chances at the World Cup.
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Get Ready for the World Cup 2010 : From BBC MOTD's compilation ahead of the World Cup which starts this June.
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Substitute Alberto Medina scored just four minutes after coming on to hand Javier Aguirre's side a 1-0 win in Chicago. After Friday's goalless draw with Ecuador, Mexico continued their preparations for this summer's World Cup in South Africa with a hard-fought win in front of a crowd of more than 60,000. Both sides struggled to…
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South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira opts for tried and tested players in his preliminary group for the World Cup. Benni McCarthy, who has had a love-hate relationship with the South African Football Association (SAFA), is named despite his recent injury troubles. The West Ham striker is one of four players from the Barclays Premier…
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Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque picks injured stars Andreas Iniesta, Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas in his provisional 30-man squad. Iniesta and Barcelona team-mate Xavi have both been injured but the latter has recently been back in the Nou Camp club's side. Fabregas missed the run-in to Arsenal's season and Torres has also been on…

Football Betting Blog

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The English Premier League new season is set to start this weekend and there's plenty interesting matches already. One that set to entertain many fans on Sunday, August 11, is Manchester United clash against Chelsea at Old Trafford. That big match battle won't just be an interesting encounter for viewers, but also intriguing option for…