Cool Sabella has Messi back up plan

Cool Sabella has Messi back up plan

In ensuring La Albiceleste earned qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Alejandro Sabella achieved the first objective set for him when taking on the Argentina job in August 2011. Lying ahead of him now is the even tougher challenge of bringing an end to the two-time world champions’ 21-year wait for a major international trophy.

Afriyie Acquah adding to Ghana midfield riches

Afriyie Acquah adding to Ghana midfield riches

Parma midfielder Afriyie Acquah has dreams of playing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals and relish a meeting with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Essien's deserved World Cup hurrah

Essien's deserved World Cup hurrah

Michael Essien was calm. Seated across from his interviewer, the cameras rolled, studio lights illuminating his familiar face. He had been asked about his favourite past-time. “I try to sleep as much as I can,” he told the BBC interviewer in 2008. “I can sleep anytime, anywhere.”

Waris could be Ghana's secret weapon

Waris could be Ghana's secret weapon

Majeed Waris is glad he went on loan from Russian Premier League giants Spartak Moscow to Ligue 1 relegation strugglers Valenciennes. He is enjoying his time in France, because he is finally getting regular playing time and scoring again.

Germany give youth a chance but still no Kießling

Germany give youth a chance but still no Kießling

"On paper, of course we have a top team. But the reality, right now, looks a little bit different.” 

It'll be alright on the night in Brazil

It'll be alright on the night in Brazil
The builder they call "Mr Luis" perhaps best defines the challenge Brazil has faced in staging a World Cup.

Iran desperate for more games

Iran desperate for more games
If Carlos Queiroz had any illusions about the size of the task in front of him, the Portuguese coach of the Iran national team was handed a hefty dose of realism in a deserted Azadi stadium in Tehran earlier this month.

In form Nasri still has questions to answer

In form Nasri still has questions to answer
Samir Nasri is a proper football fan. Like an obsessive football fan. He would watch any game, any league at any level. He just loves football, playing it, watching it, discussing it.

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