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Daily Links: 87 Days to World Cup

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In today's edition: Sunday's Premier League actions, incidents galore, injury worry for Walker, and Pikachu? It can only be TLR's daily World Cup countdown!

Alex Livesey
Gerrard Double Seals Reds Victory

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard scored twice from the penalty spot to ensure a 3-0 victory over Manchester United.

Skipper wants drought to end

After the match, Gerrard also back Liverpool to end their 24-year league title drought.

London is Red

Arsenal beat Spurs at White Hart Lane, their third win over their North London rival this season. Tomas Rosicky scored the only goal of the game after just one minute.

Patience Needed

Following the defeat to Arsenal, Tim Sherwood believes that "patience is needed" of he is to succeed in White Hart Lane.

Mourinho wants Foy to stop officiating Chelsea's games

After last Saturday's defeat at Villa Park, where Willian, Ramires, and himself was sent-off, Mourinho believes that it would be better if Chris Foy did not officiate Chelsea's matches.

Bruce claims no spitting

Steve Bruce believes that George Boyd, did not spat at Joe Hart when the two clashed at last Saturday's game. Boyd will hear from The FA whether he'll face any sanction or not.

Kompany Punished?

Vincent Kompany, who was sent-off in the same match, will also wait on FA's investigation regarding his alleged "obscene" hand gesture.

French Reinforcement

Southampton midfield enforcer, Morgan Schneiderlin, does not rule out the possibility of playing for England's national team should the opportunity arise.

Injury Worry for Walker

Kyle Walker who was out of yesterday's North London derby, is struggling with pelvic injury though Tim Sherwood is unsure whether the right back will need operation or not.

FA launches new initiative against Racism

The FA, launches a new campaign called "Reporting Discrimination". The campaign featured several short films intended to eradicate racism.

US$10 million for Ghana

Ghana's government has approved a budget of nearly US$ 10 million to cover Ghana's national team expenses during the World Cup.

Expert warns of Dengue fever outbreak

Health experts warns Brazil's government of a possible dengue fever outbreak in some host cities.

No-Flying Here

To bolster defense during World Cup, security authorities in Brazil will set-up no-fly zone surrounding the  match venues.

Japan's Secret Weapon? Why Pokemon of course

Pikachu and his friends has been selected by Adidas to be Japan's mascot during the World Cup.