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Daily Links: 46 Days to World Cup

With 46 days to go, find out all the latest World Cup news right here in our Daily World Cup Countdown. Today, Forster spoke of his England ambition, Mirallas relief, Scolari's captains, and lots more.

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Forster wants World Cup spot

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster has spoken of his ambition to travel to Brazil with England this summer. Forster is in a three-way battle with John Ruddy and Ben Foster as Joe Hart's understudy.

Kane remains grounded despite fans support

A twitter campaign to get Harry Kane on the England squad ("Get Kane on the plane") has flattered the 20-year old striker, but he insist that he is fully focused on scoring as many goals until the end of the season. Kane has bagged three goals in his first three league starts.

Scolari named Brazil captains

Luiz Felipe Scolari, who will be keen to emulate Brazil's success in Korea-Japan 12 years ago, has picked four player as Brazil's captains, they are Thiago Silva (PSG), David Luiz (Chelsea), Julio Cesar (Toronto FC), and Fred (Fluminense).

Mirallas relieved with injury assessment

Kevin Mirallas who picked up a groin tear injury against Manchester United last week, has spoken of his relief that his injury is not as bad as it initially look, and will be making full recovery before the World Cup. He also said that he is delighted with Adnan Janujaz decision to declare for Belgium, but the World Cup may be "too soon" for the youngster.

Schlupp eager for Ghana spot

After helping Leicester City earning a promotion to the Premier League, winger Jeffrey Schlupp has set his sight on making Ghana's World Cup squad. Schlupp's name was listed among the provisional squad leak published by Ghana News Agency. The leak has been dismissed by Ghana's FA, and Kwesi Appiah is set to name his provisional squad on May 12th.

Coutinho aim for double delight

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is aiming to help Liverpool break their 24-years league title drought to a close and winning a spot in the Brazilian national team.

"Fanfest is a must"

FIFA Secretary General fired a warning to host cities that fanfest, an area designed for fans without tickets to be able to watch the match on large screens, is a must. The warning came after host city officials in Recife commented that they still don't know whether to host a fanfest or not.

New anti-doping protocol in Brazil

Jiri Dvorak, FIFA's chief medical officer professor, has outlined a new and more sophisticated drug-testing program me for the upcoming World Cup. Which includes freezing blood and urine samples, and comparing them with past samples.

Call him Gucci

A story about Iran and Charlton Athletic striker Reza Ghoochannejhad, who is hoping for Championship safety and a World Cup spot.