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Danny Welbeck is a major doubt for England’s opening match of the World Cup against Italy.
Martin Demichelis joined his fellow Manchester City club mates Pablo Zabaleta and Sergio Aguero in Argentina’s 23 man World Cup squad. Athletico Mineiro defender Nicolas Otamendi has been dropped to make way for Premier League champion’s centre back. Otamendi represented the South American giants in the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa and despite being recently called up by head coach Alejandro Sabella, he will not be featuring in this year’s competition.
Columbia’s talismanic striker Radamel Falcao will not play in this year’s World Cup after losing his battle with fitness. Falcao has been out of action since January after picking up a serious knee injury with his club AS Monaco. The diminutive forward was unable to recover in time for the world’s biggest football tournament and he was subsequently left out of the 23 man squad named by national coach Jose Pekerman yesterday.
Germany have announced their final 23 man squad for the World Cup which remarkably only includes one out-and-out striker. Head coach Joachim Low left Heffenheim’s Kevin Volland out of the World Cup squad which means that Germany will have to rely on 35 year old Miroslav Klose to lead the line.
Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi has missed out on selection for Italy’s 23 man World Cup squad. Rossi was sidelined for four months this season due to injury and was unable to convince head coach Cesare Prandelli that he has recovered in time to book his seat on the plane to Brazil
With the World Cup just 13 days away, Boylesports can report that current favourites, and hosts, Brazil are proving popular in the betting at 3/1.
Rickie Lambert and Luke Shaw both comment on how four years ago, Rickie was playing in League 1 and Luke was 14. Both are incredibly proud to represent their country and look forward to the Fifa Word Cup in Brazil.
The much awaited draw & fixtures for the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil was announced on Friday, we look at the winners and losers from the draw.
Boylesports is offering 18/1 that neighbours England can win a second World Cup whilst hosts Brazil are all the rage, shortening to 3/1 from 7/2 to land a 6th World Cup title.