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It's one month away!

Scott Heavey
Hodgson name 30-man squad

Roy Hodgson has named his 23-man squad along with seven stand-in players for the upcoming World Cup. Manchester United duo of Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick miss out, while Southampton trio of Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, and Luke Shaw is among those who will be traveling to Brazil.

Defoe & Ruddy devastated for exclusion

Toronto FC striker Jermain Defoe is upset for his exclusion from the England squad. John Ruddy is also disappointed after he was only named as one of the stand-in players, despite keeping 12 clean sheets in the league.

Rooney determined to hit the ground running

Wayne Rooney has took two trainers along with him in order to help with his recovery from a groin injury which has sidelined him for United's last three league games. England open their camp on May 19th in Portugal.

Door Still open for Cole

Despite announcing his retirement from international duty after being told of his exclusion from the squad, Ashley Cole would be welcomed back in the squad should injury struck either one of his left back.

Chiellini safe from exclusion

Juventus and Italy defender, Giorgio Chiellini is not in danger of being excluded from Italy's squad despite being hit with a suspension following his elbow against Roma's Miralem Pjanic. Head coach Cesare Prandelli has put in a place a code of ethics during his tenure to ensure good behavior from his players.

Jedinak sustain injury, no worry for World Cup

Mile Jedinak has revealed that he will miss Australia's friendly against South Africa on May 26th after suffering a groin injury while playing for Crystal Palace.The socceroos skipper is looking at two to three weeks recovery but should be fit for the World Cup.

Loew to continue regardless of World Cup result

Germany's head coach, Joachim Loew is determined to see out his contract which last until after Euro 2016 whatever Germany's achievement in the World Cup would be.

Simunic to miss World Cup

Croatian international, Josip Simunic has lose in his appeal against FIFA's decision to suspend him for 10-matches following his inappropriate chant on the field following their play-off win against Iceland last November.