Bento set to stay until 2016
Lloris to remain France's skipper
Didier Deschamps see no reason why Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris should not remain France's captain.
Belgium keeper to miss tournament
One thing at a time
Football and religion
Gundogan a major doubt for World Cup
Borussia Dortmund's midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan will miss the rest of the season with lingering issues in his back, which put his participation in the World Cup in doubt having been absent since August last year.
Vote of confidence
Sepp Blatter has told Brazil's President Dilma Roussef, that this year's World Cup will be the most successful ever. Aside from the unfinished stadium, and other infrastructure that has been yet put into place, obviously.