Daily Links: 70 Days to World Cup

Ben Hoskins

In today's countdown: PM thinks England's new kit is too pricey, Barton offer his two-cents, and plenty more, read all your World Cup related news right here in TLR's Daily World Cup Countdown!

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PSG stun Chelsea in Paris

PSG will take a 2 goal lead to Stamford Bridge, following their impressive 3-1 win over Chelsea. After the match, Jose Mourinho said his team's defending as a 'joke', though not a funny one Jose.

Madrid cruise to victory

Real Madrid, who last season was defeated by Borussia Dortmund in the semifinal, has some measure of revenge by defeating them 3-0 at the Bernabeu. However, Ronaldo had to leave the game with a knee concern.

Kit price rethink supported by PM

David Cameron, through his spokesperson has also voiced his agreement with Sports minister, Helen Grant, that the price of the new England kit was 'not right'.

Barton critical of FA and Rooney

Joey Barton has let us know what he thought of The FA (particularly FA's chief, Greg Dyke) and Wayne Rooney, who he deemed as 'not World Class'.

Rossi eager to return

Fiorentina's striker, Giuseppe Rossi has signaled his intent to return for Coppa Italia final against Napoli on May 3rd to prove his fitness before the World Cup.

Sherwood issue Paulinho challenge

Tim Sherwood will not pick players for his side based on reputation and has told Paulinho to 'earn' his place in the squad. The Brazilian midfielder arrive after a stunning performance in The Confederations Cup, but hasn't been a regular for Tottenham.

Pearce to take over at Forest

Former Nottingham Forest legend Stuart Pearce will be announced as the club's new manager later today. He will be in charge following the conclusion of the season.

USA and Mexico play to a draw

Mexico fought from a 2-goal deficit at halftime to earn a 2-2 draw with the United States in a friendly in Arizona. Both sides use mainly domestic-based players, with Julian Green making his debut for USA.

German authorities supportive of sanctions

FIFA's decision to ban Barcelona for the next two transfer windows, has been praised by German football authorities.

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