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W/Cup watch: Brazil’s Costa joins Spanish armada

Diego Costa made a relatively low key debut for Spain against Italy yesterday while Brazil romped to a 5-0 win over South Africa. But Brazil’s two centre forwards used, Fred and Jo, did not have a shot on goal between them while Costa is likely to get better. This week, …

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Local vs foreign coach issue explodes in Nigeria as World Cup looms

The foreign versus local row kicks off in Nigeria as local coach Stephen Keshi, only the second person to win the African Cup of Nations as a player and coach, resists efforts to impose an “assistant” on him. One anonymous NFF official explained that Keshi is not technically sound and …

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W/Cup watch: Why Argentina will not take Tevez to Brazil 2014

Lionel Messi might be the best player in the world but Carlos Tevez is still Argentina’s most popular player. Not that this fact seems likely to get Tevez a ticket to the Brazil 2014 World Cup. Plus Brazil coach Luis “Big Phil” Scolari looks set to rest his country’s World …

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Messi future: Soca Warriors snare glamour Argentina friendly

The Trinidad and Tobago national football team looks set for a glamour international friendly with Argentina just two weeks before the heralded South American football nation kicks off its Brazil 2014 World Cup campaign against Bosnia and Herzegovina in Rio de Janeiro. The Argentina FA revealed the fixture to international …

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DIRECTV offers unique 2014 World Cup coverage

DIRECTV Sports warmed up for its Brazil 2014 World Cup coverage at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup from which all matches were broadcast in high-definition. At the 2014 World Cup, all 64 matches will be broadcast live and in high definition and additional channels will be activated to allow viewers …

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Why Brazilians are protesting the 2014 World Cup

Most Brazilians feel that the biggest football festival in the world, along with the foundation of their country, is being stolen from them. By Marina Amaral and Natalia Viana On Wednesday, days after massive protests took over the streets, officials in 14 cities in Brazil—including the capitals Sao Paulo, Rio …

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