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World Cup podcast – day 3

June 13, 2010

Welcome to our Reuters podcast on day three of the World Cup. Today’s brief encounter contains expert comment from Brian Homewood, Paul Radford, Theo Ruizenaar and Mark Gleeson plus a bit of fun at the expense of FIFA at the end.

Drogba, Ferdinand…who next for the World Cup curse?

June 4, 2010

A top player seems to get injured on the eve of every major tournament and this year it looks like Didier Drogba and Rio Ferdinand have suffered the World Cup curse.

Walcott left out of England World Cup squad – your views

June 1, 2010

So England coach Fabio Capello has been pretty true to his word about only wanting in-form players in his World Cup squad.

Nothing ‘meaningless’ about U.S. defeat

May 26, 2010

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USA 2 Czech Republic 4 was hardly a morale boosting result for American fans as their team prepares for the World Cup finals, which begin for the U.S against England on June 12.

More World Cup questions than answers for England’s Capello

May 25, 2010

SOCCER-WORLD/A muted send-off and a manager wanting more perhaps told the true story of England’s 3-1 friendly victory over Mexico at Wembley on Monday in which Fabio Capello was left with more questions than answers over his World Cup squad selection.

Does Hodgson deserve a crack at top job?

May 13, 2010

SOCCER-EUROPA/I was chatting to a bunch of Fulham fans after last night’s Europa League final defeat and the question they all asked was, “What did Roy Hodgson say about his future?”

World Cup squad news: Capello calls on Carragher, Ronaldinho left out

May 11, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/Fabio Capello has announced his provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup and the big news is that Jamie Carragher is back, while there is no place for Bobby Zamora or Owen Hargreaves.

Should Capello bring Carragher out of England retirement?

May 10, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/Is Fabio Capello so short of defenders that he has to beg Jamie “I’d rather miss a penalty for England than Liverpool” Carragher to come out of retirement and represent his country at the World Cup?

Is bad luck for United good news for England?

April 1, 2010

SOCCER-ENGLAND/ROONEYManchester United announced on Thursday that Wayne Rooney suffered only “minor ligament damage” to his ankle in Tuesday’s Champions League match against Bayern Munich.

Beckham poised to miss World Cup – your views

March 15, 2010

David Beckham’s dreams of playing in a fourth World Cup look to be in tatters after the England midfielder ruptured his Achilles tendon in AC Milan’s 1-0 win over Chievo on Sunday.