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One a half month to the summer's showcase and FIFA still has stadium concerns, while Falcao may return just in time for the World Cup, it seems that Tevez may miss out. The Nations League does not get a warm welcome from Germany, and Capello's sympathy for England. It's TLR's Daily World Cup Countdown!

Alex Livesey
Stadium concerns for FIFA

With three stadiums still unfinished, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke believed 'time is of the essence', but remain confident that the facilities will be completed in time.

Nigerian FA to question Keshi

Head coach Stephen Keshi will have to answer to queries from Nigerian FA regarding several incidents in the past weeks, mainly missing a technical committee session and reception from the president to honor the Africa Nations Championship winning team.

Falcao boost?

Falcao's surgeon, Jose Carlos Noronha is confident that Falcao can participate in the World Cup should the result of the MRI scan to be positive. The Colombian striker injured his knee ligaments in the New Year and initial timetable for his recovery was between 4 to 6 months.

Yoshida out for six weeks

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida is set to miss six weeks with a knee ligament injury, however Mauricio Pochettino believes that the Japanese international should be available for World Cup duties.

Odemwingie hopeful of Nigeria recall

The Stoke City striker, who was frozen out of the squad in 2012 for clashing with Stephen Keshi, has not ruled out a return to the national team. Odemwingie has scored 4 goals in 8 games with Stoke City, whom he joined in January this year.

Tevez not worried about Argentina recall

Carlos Tevez is 'relaxed' about a possible recall from the national team. The Argentinian striker, who is top in the goalscoring chart in Italy in his first season with Juventus, last played for Argentina in 2011.

Platini fed-up with boycott calls

UEFA's president, Michel Platini, is 'fed-up' with people calling for boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, citing that 'sports needs to be a place that brings people together'.

Low and Klopp not happy with Nations League

The German national team manager, Joachim Low and Borussia Dortmund's manager, Juergen Klopp, has voiced their displeasure with the newly-approved Nations League. Low claim that the tournament will hinder Germany's chance to play other top national teams outside Europe, while Klopp said that the players and coaches should have been 'consulted'

Barcelona hopeful of Valdes stay

Barcelona's president, Josep Bartomeu does not rule out the possibility of Victor Valdes staying for a further season. The keeper who suffered a serious knee injury yesterday, is out of contract at the end of the season.

Croatian prodigy set to join Barca

Alen Halilovic, who plays as an attacking midfielder for Dinamo Zagreb, has agreed to join Barcelona. The deal is believed to worth 2.2 million euros.

Caulker reunion?

Steven Caulker,who was sold to Cardiff City last summer, may look to rejoin Tottenham in the summer's transfer window. Tottenham's first choice centre-back, Jan Vertonghen is on Barcelona's radar, while Younes Kaboul is set to be a free-agent.

Class of '92 to take over Salford City FC

The Neville brothers, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, and Nicky Butt have agreed a deal to buy Salford City FC, currently playing in Evo-Stik League Division One North. Beckham has a Miami franchise in MLS, his fellow mates has Salford City FC, fair enough.

Fabio Capello feels for England players

Here's a clip (from The Guardian) of the former England manager saying how England have good players but always arrive in tournaments feeling tired: