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Daily Links: 20 Days to World Cup

Shocking omission from USMNT, Suarez injury is a success, and Italy's attacking duo fighting to be fit. All here in our Daily World Cup Countdown.

Christian Petersen
Rooney: "No Excuses"

Wayne Rooney admits that there is "no excuses" for him not to perform in this summer's World Cup. The forward had to endure injury problems prior to the 2006 and 2010 tournaments.

Suarez will be at World Cup

The Liverpool and Uruguay striker has allayed fears by saying that he will be at the World Cup. Suarez went through a successful surgery to remove a damaged meniscus from his left knee.

Dummett received death threats

Newcastle United's defender, Paul Dummett, becomes the target of Uruguayan fans blaming his challenge on Luis Suarez during the final day of the league as the cause of Suarez's injury.

Donovan omitted from US squad

Landon Donovan is the highest profile name to be cut from US squad for the World Cup by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. The LA Galaxy player has played in three previous World Cups.

Low has to win World Cup - Ballack

Former Germany national team captain, Michael Ballack believes that head coach Joachim Low must win the World Cup if he wants to keep his job, citing that expectation in Germany will be sky high.

Italian duo fighting for fitness

Attackers Giuseppe Rossi and Antonio Cassano are eager to prove their fitness to Italy's head coach Cesare Prandelli. Both players has had fitness and injury problems during the season.

Pekerman makes cut to Colombia's squad

There are only 26 man left in Colombia's squad, after head coach Jose Pekerman cuts three players from his squad.