Daily Links: 84 Days to World Cup

In today's countdown: Johnson unhappy with snub, Baines call for patience, Totti still hopeful of making Italy's World Cup squad, and David Beckham.. explorer of the great outdoors? It's all here in TLR's Daily World Cup countdown.

Manchester United through to Quarter-finals

David Moyes's side managed to turn around a 2-goal deficit courtesy of a Robin Van Persie hat-trick to win 3-2 on aggregate.

Defeated Dortmund also through

After winning the 1st leg 4-2, Borussia Dortmund lost at home against Zenit St. Petersburg 1-2, but still progress on aggregate 5-4.

Mourinho charged

The Special One (or is he The Happy One?) has been charged by The FA with improper misconduct for entering the pitch before being sent-off by referee Chris Foy in the match against Aston Villa.

Boyd to appeal

The Hull City player who was charged by The FA for spitting at Joe Hart during his side match against Manchester City, will appeal against the ruling.

Gosling fined for breaching betting rules

The Newcastle midfielder has been hit with a £30,000 fine after admitting guilty to FA's betting misconduct charge.

Johnson spoke of big club bias

The winger who was overlooked by Roy Hodgson in England's 30-man squad for the friendly against Denmark, suggest that inclusion in the England squad depends on 'who you play for'.

Patience for Barkley

Everton and England left-back Leighton Baines believes that teammate Ross Barkley needed to be given 'time and space' fulfill his full potential.

10-match ban for Simunic

The veteran Croatia defender has ben banned for 10-game due to his inappropriate celebration following Croatia's play-off win over Iceland. However, the defender is set to appeal the verdict to CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports).

Emergency repair in Arena do Amazonia

The stadium which will host England's World Cup opener against Italy, will undergo emergency repair as sections of the pitch's grass is undernourished.

No fear for Keshi

Nigeria's manager, Stephen Keshi holds no fear with the daunting prospect of facing Lionel Messi, who just broke Barcelona's all-time goalscoring record.

Torres confident of making Spain's squad

The Chelsea striker believes that he can still make Spain's World Cup squad provided he and Chelsea have a successful end to the season.

Totti wants Italy recall

AS Roma captain and legend, Francesco Totti believes that he should go to the World Cup especially if he can stay fit until the end of season. He believes Antonio Cassano should also go.

Simeone wants to coach Argentina

Atletico Madrid's manager, Diego Simeone wants to manage Argentina sometime in the future after gaining more experience at the club level.

FIFA to investigate executive committee members

FIFA will interview the remaining executive committee members who was involved in the voting of 2018 and 2022 World Cup host bidding.

David Beckham: Jungle Explorer?

The former Manchester United, Real Madrid, and LA galaxy midfielder will appear in a special documentary chronicling his jungle expedition in Amazon, as part of BBC's World Cup coverage.

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