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Daily Links: 81 Days to World Cup

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In today's edition: Fantastic goals in yesterday's league action, Germany sweat over defenders fitness, and England's World Cup song is unveiled. It's all here in TLR's Daily World Cup countdown.

Julian Finney
Chelsea spoils Arsene's 1000th game

In the lunchtime kick-off, Arsenal decides to turn back the clock, reminiscent of their performance at Etihad last December and at Anfield last month. The result? A 6-0 drubbing by Chelsea.

Andre Marriner, has apologized for his mistake in sending-off Kieran Gibbs for a handball instead of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who committed the offense. The FA confirmed that Arsenal can appeal the decision.

Goals, Goals, Goals

Liverpool also hits 6 past Cardiff City, winning 6-3, while Manchester City beat Fulham 5-0. Luis Suarez and Yaya Toure both netted a hat-trick for their respective club.

Tight in the middle

Everton stake their claim for a European spot next season, beating Swansea 3-2 with Baines and Barkley among the scorer.

Manchester United remains in the hunt, thanks to a Wayne Rooney brace as they beat West Ham, 2-0. Check out this goal that get David Beckham's approval here.

Bottom 5 all lost

Sunderland lost to host Norwich 2-0. With Alexander Tettey scoring a cracker.

A last minute goal from Papiss Cisse was enough to secure the win as Newcastle defeat Crystal Palace 1-0.

While Hull City beat West Brom 2-0 with Shane Long scoring against his former club.

Paul Lambert backs Delph for World Cup spot

The Aston Villa manager believes that Fabian Delph can be a 'surprise' inclusion for England's World Cup squad.

Injury worries for Germany

Left back Marcel Schmelzer of Borussia Dortmund will miss four weeks with a groin injury.

While Schalke's captain, Benedikt Howedes will face a race against time to be fit for the summer showcase with a thigh injury.

The missing footballer

An interesting article from Alison Gee, detailing the disappearance of Joe Gaetjens, who scored the winning goal for USA as they stun England 1-0 in the 1950 World Cup.

England's World Cup song released

Here's the link to England's official World Cup song, which was released as part of Sport Relief 2014. Featuring Gary Barlow, Gary Lineker, Michael Owen, and many more!