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Daily Links: 65 Days to World Cup

Rodriguez to miss the World Cup, trio of Italian strikers gave Prandelli headache, Chicharito wants more minutes, and managerial changes in Premier League. Your latest news all here, in TLR's Daily World Cup Countdown.

Chris Brunskill
Jay Rodriguez World Cup dream dashed

Southampton's striker, Jay Rodriguez, who has to be carried off the pitch in a stretcher last weekend, has had his World Cup dream dashed after scans confirm that he had ruptured his ACL and will be sidelined for at least six months.

Falcao determined to play in World Cup

Another player sidelined with ACL injury, Falcao, is more upbeat about his prospect playing in the World Cup this summer, although he said that "It's still too soon to be certain".

Italian trio gives Prandelli headaches

While Hodgson will be robbed of several attacking options, Cesare Prandelli have a selection dilemma with Mattia Destro, Luca Toni, and Ciro Immobile all producing great display last weekend.

Here's more on Mattia Destro, courtesy of Paolo Bandini and The Guardian.

De Gea's prayer answered

Well, not quite. But Spain's head coach, Vicente del Bosque has indicated that David De Gea is among the contenders for Spain's 3rd goalkeeper spot. Good enough right?

More minutes please

Javier Hernandez who scored for a successive league games as Manchester United defeated Newcastle United 4-0, is hopeful for more playing time to make Mexico's World Cup squad.

Hughton sacked

With Norwich 5 points clear of the drop zone, Chris Hughton was relieved of his duties and has been replaced by youth team coach, Neil Adams. Adams said that he "will not hesitate" to use Norwich youngsters in the relegation battle.

Sherwood's time is up with Spurs

Well at least once the season is over, though this has not been confirmed by Tottenham.

Season ticket holders vote for name change

Season ticket holders for Hull City has voted for the name change, though only by a slight margin, with 80% of those eligible to vote opting not to vote.