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Daily Links: 79 Days to World Cup

In today's countdown: Arsenal duo cleared, Prandelli to stay on with Italy's national team, and one host city to back out from hosting the World Cup? Find out more in our latest installment of TLR's Daily World Cup Countdown!

Arsenal duo in the clear

Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be available for selection against Swansea tonight. Gibbs's red card was rescinded after he was mistakenly sent-off by referee Andre Marriner. Chamberlain who committed the original offense also avoid further suspension as he didn't 'deny' a clear goalscoring chance.

Marriner also escape punishment

The referee will not face additional sanction, as he is scheduled to referee Southampton vs Newcastle game this weekend.

Artificial pitches approved

The FA has allowed artificial pitches to be used in every round of FA Cup starting next season.

Cellino disqualified

The Italian has been disqualified from taking over ownership at Leeds United, failing The Football League's fit and proper test.

Warnock staying put

Neil Warnock, who last managed Leeds United has reject the chance to manage Nottingham Forest, who earlier sacked manager Billy Davies.

Green cleared to play for USA

The young winger, who holds both US and German citizenship, has been cleared by FIFA to play for USA, and is eligible for selection for this year's World Cup.

Porto Alegre could drop out as World Cup host

The city which is supposed to host five World Cup matches this summer, might drop out as several infrastructure to support the stadium is not yet finished awaiting legislation for tax exemption to be passed.

Prandelli to stay on

The Italian national team manager is set to put pen to paper a contract extension for another two years until Euro 2016. His original deal is due to expire after the World Cup.


Real Madrid forward, Ronaldo seems to think so after his side lost the El Clasico against Barcelona, 3-4 at Santiago Bernabeu.

Beckham unveils Miami Stadium

Former England captain Beckham has revealed stadium plans for his Miami MLS franchise. The 25,000 seater stadium will be located in Miami's waterfront area, with the goal of playing in 2016.