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Body painted SWC babes

2014-06-13 14:30

Sports Illustrated's Soccer World Cup body paint issue shoot. WARNING, NSFW!

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Sexiest SWC WAGs II

2014-06-12 09:24

Meet the wives and girlfriends of World Cup stars Sami Khedira, Mario Gotze, Sergio Ramos and more...

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Spain to gamble on Costa

2014-05-31 14:55

Strikers Fernando Torres, David Villa and Diego Costa have all been included in Spain's 23-man Soccer World Cup squad.

England sign off in style

2014-05-31 07:30

Underwhelming up front and uneasy at the back, but England still signed off with a victory at Wembley Stadium before the SWC.

Del Bosque a bundle of nerves

2014-05-30 19:30

Vicente del Bosque's calm and composed demeanor doesn't quite reveal the true extent of the stress he has endured in leading Spain.

Del Bosque upbeat on Costa

2014-05-29 21:30

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is hopeful Diego Costa will recover in time to feature at the SWC starting in just over two weeks.

Wenger 'protected' Wilshere

2014-05-29 17:30

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dissuaded Jack Wilshere from rushing his comeback from injury to ensure SWC fitness.

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Watch Germany's Marco Reus talk about the 'group of death' at the World Cup in this Puma advert.

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Suarez sends England warning

2014-05-28 16:04

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has told his Liverpool teammate Glen Johnson that he expects to be fit for their World Cup match.

Suarez remaining positive

2014-05-26 22:28

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is progressing "very well" after undergoing keyhole surgery on his left knee.

Sakho picked to lead France

2014-05-26 19:10

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho will captain France in their SWC warm-up friendly against Norway at the Stade de France.

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The best players in the world will be lacing up their adidas 11pro Battle Pack boots on the world's biggest stage in Brazil.

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Spain waits on Madrid stars

2014-05-25 15:56

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque has put off naming his World Cup squad to monitor the fitness of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid players.

England reveal shirt numbers

2014-05-22 20:38

England's shirt numbers for the forthcoming SWC suggest Jack Wilshere is a strong contender to start his side's opening match.

Messi vows to return to form

2014-05-20 19:11

Lionel Messi says that his army of fans will see a different player at the SWC than the one that underperformed with Barcelona.

Prandelli plots route to final

2014-05-20 17:02

Cesare Prandelli has called on Italy to beat England in their SWC opener in the hope of reaching the final in Brazil.

Rooney slams British press

2014-05-18 19:01

Wayne Rooney has attacked the British press for reporting on his bid to regain fitness while also taking a family holiday.

Capello out for redemption

2014-05-18 12:00

Fabio Capello has vowed to learn from his bitter SWC experience with England when he returns to the tournament as Russia coach.

Desailly: Argentina favourites

2014-05-16 15:26

Argentina are favourites to win the World Cup in Brazil, Belgium can reach the final according to Marcel Desailly.

Van Gaal gives RVP game time

2014-05-15 19:35

Robin van Persie will lead the Netherlands in their warm-up match against Ecuador in an effort to gain some valuable game time.

Is Messi great without SWC?

2014-05-14 18:30

Ossie Ardiles says Lionel Messi would trade all his Barcelona success for a World Cup winners' medal with Argentina.

Van Gaal unveils Dutch squad

2014-05-13 22:42

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has unveiled his provisional 30-man SWC squad, with Gregory Van der Wiel a notable absentee.

Italy name SWC hopefuls

2014-05-13 21:43

Alberto Gilardino and Luca Toni missed out on Italy's 30-man provisional World Cup squad named by coach Cesare Prandelli.

Vidal in Chile SWC squad

2014-05-13 19:04

Arturo Vidal was named in Chile's provisional World Cup squad though doubts linger about whether he will recover from knee surgery.

Goetze dismisses Boateng dig

2014-05-13 18:08

Mario Goetze has defended his Germany team-mates after Kevin-Prince Boateng described the German squad as "characterless".

 
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Body painted SWC babes

2014-06-13 14:24

Sports Illustrated's Soccer World Cup body paint issue shoot. WARNING, NSFW!

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Sexiest SWC WAGs II

2014-06-12 09:21

Meet the wives and girlfriends of World Cup stars Sami Khedira, Mario Gotze, Sergio Ramos and more...

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Toure falls ill with malaria

2014-05-31 10:35

The Ivory Coast medical team has confirmed that defender Kolo Toure has contracted malaria, but expects him to recover for SWC.

Last SWC chance for Drogba

2014-05-30 19:30

Didier Drogba may be looking at his best chance of reaching the knockout stage in what will surely be the striker's final SWC.

Ronaldo, Pepe to miss warm-up

2014-05-30 15:00

Cristiano Ronaldo, who is still feeling the effects of a thigh injury, will miss Portugal's SWC warm-up match against Greece.

Shaw doubtful for England

2014-05-29 19:30

Left-back Luke Shaw could miss England's last SWC friendly on home soil against Peru after developing a cold.

Goal debate to be put to bed

2014-05-29 17:25

This year's FIFA World Cup will introduce goal-line technology and German company GoalControl are ready to put it to the test.

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Sergio talks about Argentina's chances at the World Cup and his past tournament experiences in this Puma ad.

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Wilshere 'fit for World Cup'

2014-05-27 16:12

Jack Wilshere, who missed the last two months of the season through injury, says he will be fit to play for England at the SWC.

Igesund wishes Aussies well

2014-05-26 20:51

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has urged his Australia to go to Brazil with a positive attitude and enjoy the SWC.

Prandelli extends Italy stay

2014-05-26 17:06

Cesare Prandelli has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him in charge of Italy through to 2016.

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The Dream: all in or nothing

2014-05-26 09:11

Messi, Alves, Suárez and Özil's dreams and nightmares become real in this hilarious adidas ad.

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Brazil SWC hit by new strikes

2014-05-23 18:39

Brazil faced new protests as bus drivers continued their walkout in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro 20 days ahead of the World Cup.

Suarez undergoes surgery

2014-05-22 16:00

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has had keyhole surgery on his knee and is expected to recover in time for the World Cup.

Giggs to appear on SA screens

2014-05-20 18:00

SuperSport have announced that Ryan Giggs will head up their cast of analysts and experts for their coverage of the SWC.

Nani in Portugal's final squad

2014-05-19 22:00

Nani has been included in Portugal's SWC squad despite an injury-hit season during which he made just 12 club appearances.

RVP brilliance saves Dutch

2014-05-18 12:00

Robin van Persie has scored a spectacular goal to give the Netherlands a 1-1 draw against Ecuador in a World Cup warm-up match on Saturday.

Nasri's girlfriend being sued

2014-05-16 18:36

France coach Didier Deschamps has sued the girlfriend of Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri for insulting him on Twitter.

Eto'o: Africa to be competitive

2014-05-15 21:00

African nations have the ability to be a competitive force at the SWC despite not getting the respect they deserve, says Samuel Eto'o.

Loew fine-tunes German squad

2014-05-14 18:30

Germany coach Joachim Loew has fine-tuned his 27-man provisional squad ahead of their pre-World Cup training camp.

Italy puts trust in Prandelli

2014-05-14 16:00

Italy's coach Cesare Prandelli oozes quiet optimism and is known for getting the best out of his players - even the hotheads.

Ronaldo to lead Portugal

2014-05-13 22:41

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal's World Cup campaign after being named in their provisional 30-man squad.

No Nasri in France SWC squad

2014-05-13 21:00

France coach Didier Deschamps has left Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri out of his 23-man squad for the soccer World Cup.

Dutch go 'old school' for SWC

2014-05-13 19:04

Netherlands will take a risk by adopting an old school system at the World Cup in Brazil, coach Louis van Gaal has said.

Januzaj in Belgium SWC squad

2014-05-13 17:00

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has unveiled a 24-strong World Cup squad that included young talents Adnan Januzaj and Divock Origi.

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