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Daily Links: 73 Days to World Cup

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In today's countdown: New England kit, Sterling wants England place, and Ronaldo happy with underdog role. Read your latest World Cup news here in TLR's Daily World Cup Countdown!

Alex Livesey
New England Kit revealed

A major tournament year can only mean one thing: new kits! Nike have revealed what The Three Lions will wear for the World Cup. (For the away kit, click here).

Ox: Gerrard a role model

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hopes to emulate Steven Gerrard and also hailed him as a 'perfect role model'.

Sterling hopeful of England place

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling is hopeful of a phone call from Roy Hodgson, announcing his inclusion in the World Cup squad.

Nasri demand answers

Samir Nasri hopes to get some insight from France's boss Didier Deschamps, as to why he wasn't selected for France's last friendly against Netherlands.

Lucas is in the mix

According to Brazil's technical director, Carlos Alberto Parreira, Lucas Leiva can still make Brazil's World Cup squad.

Netherlands name Hiddink as boss

Guus Hiddink will replace current Netherlands head coach, Louis van Gaal who will step down after the World Cup. The former Chelsea boss will be assisted by former Dutch internationals, Danny Blind and Ruud van Nistelrooy. Blind will then take over from Hiddink after Euro 2016.

Ronaldo happy with underdog role

Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken about Portugal's underdog role in the upcoming World Cup, saying that 'it takes the pressure off of us'.

Sami Khedira set to return

The German midfielder, who has missed the last 5 months because of a knee injury, is on course to return for this summer's World Cup.

Security push in Rio's slum district

As much as 1,400 police officers and Brazilian marines have been sent to Mare, in a bid to secure the area from armed gangs.

Worker dies in stadium construction

A worker dies after falling from Brazil's Itaquearo stadium in Sao Paulo, which will host the World Cup opener. So far this is the seventh casualty in Brazil's stadium construction.

7 matches still up for grabs

From 64 matches to be played in this year's World Cup, only 7 matches still have tickets available.