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Daily Links: 82 Days to World Cup

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In today's countdown: injuries for RVP and Aguero, Champions League quarter-finals draw, and Blatter keeping mum about Qatar. It's all here in TLR's Daily Countdown.

FIFA should reconsider Russia hosting World Cup in 2018

Andy Burnham, the shadow health minister has called FIFA to revisit their decision regarding Russia as the host of World Cup 2018 due to current circumstances involving Ukraine and Crimea.

Manchester United face Bayern, Chelsea to meet PSG

The Champions league quarter-finals draw has been made yesterday, the other ties see Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund and a Spanish affair between Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid

RVP blow for Manchester United

Robin van Persie is set to miss the Manchester derby next week, and both quarter-final legs against Bayern Munich with sprained knee.

And so will Aguero

The Manchester City striker has been ruled out of the Manchester derby with a hamstring injury.

Bruce critical of FA's decision

Steve Bruce, Hull City's manager, has criticized FA's decision to ban George Boyd for 3 matches, citing a lack of transparency.

Jose Mourinho claim different treatment by FA

The Chelsea manager who was charged with improper misconduct during the match against Aston Villa, will contest the charge.

Sepp Blatter keep mum on Warner's allegations

The president of FIFA has refused to comment on Jack Warner's allegations of 'with hunt" against Qatar's World Cup bid and will let the independent investigation process to continue.

Profit for FIFA

The football governing body announces $72m profit for the year of 2013. Loaded.

Blatter coy on Qatar's prospect of hosting the World Cup

He also would not speculate whether it is possible that Qatar would lose its right to host the World Cup in 2022 and a visit from Blatter to the country in order to address the worker's situation is forthcoming.

Jonathan waits on Brazil and Italy

Inter Milan's 28-year old full back will wait on which country that will give him a call-up. The Brazilian defender is also eligible to play for Italy because he holds an Italian passport.

Germany to play Argentina

The German national team has scheduled to play Argentina after the World Cup. The friendly will be played on September 3rd in Dusseldorf.

Nasri to miss out on France's squad?

It's a possibility according to former France internationals, Christophe Dugarry and Frank Leboeuf, citing his attitude and tactical reasons.

Violence in Rio's slums

The state governor of Rio de Janeiro has called on federal troops in order to stop the surge of violence in the slums within the city.