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Daily Links: 52 Days to World Cup

Happy easter everyone! TLR's Daily World Cup Countdown is back with all the latest news from around the world of football. What are you waiting for?

Shaun Botterill
Wilshere will be fit for World Cup

Arsene Wenger has told England manager Roy Hodgson that Jack Wilshere should be fit for the upcoming World Cup. Wilshere has been sidelined since March after sustaining a hairline fracture in the friendly against Denmark.

Lambert consider Carroll as main competitor for England spot

Southampton striker Rickie Lambert believes that Andy Carroll of West Ham United is his direct rival for a spot in the England squad. However, his main focus is to finish the season strong with Southampton.

Lallana keeping both feet on the ground

With his stellar performances for Southampton, Adam Lallana may have all but guarantee his seat on the plane to Brazil. However he's keeping himself grounded and has spoken of his commitment to Southampton.

Toure feeling a lack of appreciation

Yaya Toure feels that due to his origin from Africa, he is less recognized for his performances on the field. The younger brother of Kolo Toure also thinks that player like Samuel Eto'o and Didier Drogba to be undervalued.

Shaarawy confident of going to the World Cup

Stephan El-Shaarawy played 30 minutes for AC Milan's youth team as he make his long-awaited return from a foot injury. The 21-year old believes that he "can make it to the World Cup".

Llorente not troubled over possible Spain exclusion

Juventus striker, Fernando Llorente believes that him not playing in the World Cup could be "a blessing in disguise for Juventus". The 29-year old striker has scored 14 goals in 30 appearances for the Serie A leader.

Concerns over anti-terror law

Human rights campaigners in Brazil has voiced their concern regarding a proposed anti-terror legislation that may be misused to quell protests during the World Cup.

Qatar cut down on stadiums due to costs

The 2022 World Cup host had previously planned to build 12 stadiums, but will now build eight stadiums instead with rising costs believes to be the main concern. It will spend approximately $200 billion on various infrastructures to host the event.