Australia trim to 23

Australia trim to 23

Australia coach Ange Postecoglou has trimmed his squad back to the final 23 for the World Cup.

Chile ready to spring surprise

Chile ready to spring surprise

Chile are a team who play incredibly well,” said Germany coach Joachim Low in March after his side’s fortunate 1-0 win over Jorge Sampaoli’s men. “They showed a lot of dynamism and very good football.”

Dutch realistic about tough draw

Dutch realistic about tough draw

Holland will start this World Cup where they finished the last one – but it could be the beginning of the end. The repeat of the 2010 Final against Spain will reveal a lot about their chances this time round.

Spain vulnerable but still strong

Spain vulnerable but still strong

The defending champions are weaker than four years ago but still boast the best starting XI and the most impressive squad.

Australia have near impossible task

Australia have near impossible task

With expectations not exactly sky high – which is understandable given the almost impossible nature of Australia’s group – hopes for this summer therefore rest more on performances rather than results. 

Blend of youth and experience for Dutch

Blend of youth and experience for Dutch

Louis van Gaal did not spring any surprises with his selection for Brazil, with the experienced likes of Wesley Sniejder and Dirk Kuyt making the cut alongside a host of youngsters.

Spain bank on Costa and Torres

Spain bank on Costa and Torres

Manchester City pair Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas will not be part of la Roja's team in Brazil after Vicente del Bosque confirmed who had been cut on Saturday.

Igesund calls Spain predictable

Igesund calls Spain predictable

South Africa coach Gordon Igesund has given Australia hope of causing a surprise at the FIFA World Cup, labelling Spain 'very predictable'.

Costa could be vital in Spanish jigsaw

Costa could be  vital in Spanish jigsaw
Atletico's Brazilian-born striker has obtained dual nationality and could make the difference for Vicente del Bosque's side after announcing his intention to play for Spain

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