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England manager Fabio Capello has invited controversy by launching his World Cup 'Capello index' yesterday. The England manager launched the "Capello Index" on Monday, which will rate performances in South Africa this summer and in the Premier League next season. Capello insisted the index is "good for the fans", but it could also be a…
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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has been named in England's provisional World Cup squad. Carragher and Ledley King are the shock call-ups to England's provisional 30-man World Cup squad - but there is no place for Manchester United's Owen Hargreaves. Neither Carragher nor King has played a game for the Three Lions under Fabio Capello, although…
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David Beckham, the Three Lions's most-capped outfield player, will deliver England's 2018 bid to Fifa's headquarters. Football Association and bid chairman Lord Triesman said: "It's fantastic news that David's schedule has enabled him to present and head our bid in Zurich. It is entirely appropriate that he does so as our bid is about football…
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Thomas Sorensen was included in Morten Olsen's preliminary World Cup squad despite suffering a dislocated elbow. The Stoke goalkeeper sustained the injury in City's 7-0 thrashing at newly-crowned Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea on April 26 and is still not certain to be fit for South Africa but that did not prevent Denmark coach Olsen…
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Ricky Herbert's squad contains few surprises given the former All Whites defender's pledge to select the 18 players who helped get New Zealand to the World Cup for just the second time. The squad reassembles in Auckland on May 19. They will travel to Melbourne on May 22 for a match against the Socceroos at…
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Reinaldo Rueda's World Cup plans have been rocked by the news that star striker Carlo Costly will not travel to South Africa. The 27-year-old netted six times in qualifying and was set to lead the line for Rueda's side at the World Cup before fracturing a bone in his right foot. Although initially expected to…
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England manager Fabio Capello is prepared to leave Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand at home for the World Cup. Ferdinand's spot in Capello's 23-man squad to South Africa is under serious threat despite his position as England captain. Ferdinand will have to prove he is physically capable of coping with a four-week tournament. That will…
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Cesc Fabregas feels he is "looking good" to be fully fit for Spain at the World Cup. The Arsenal skipper has been out of action since suffering a cracked bone in his fibula during the Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash against Barcelona on March 31, and missed the Gunners' end to the season. The 22…
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Michael Essien has been included in a provisional 30-man squad for Ghana ahead of the World Cup. The Chelsea midfielder has been sidelined since suffering a knee injury during the African Cup of Nations in January. Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has been keeping a close eye on the 27-year-old's rehabilitation and has named him in…
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England manager Fabio Capello aims to be the Three Lions's World Cup Ghostbuster by helping them win their first title since 1966. After almost two-and-a-half years in the job, the moment Capello has been working towards will arrive in Rustenburg on June 12 when the Three Lions tackle the United States in their opening Group…
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Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro reveals he intends to retire from the national side after the World Cup in South Africa. The 36-year-old inspired Italy to World Cup glory in Germany four years ago, winning his 100th cap for his country against France in the final. Now Italy's most capped player of all time, with 132…
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I have been thinking about the 2010 World Cup in some depth recently and had tipped Spain to win the tournament in South Africa as I think they have the best squad, however, after doing some research, I have changed my mind to picking Brazil to win and let me explain why. It goes without…

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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…