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Daily Links: 14 Days to World Cup

Just two more weeks!

Martin Rose
Nigeria snatch late draw; South Korea defeated

Nigeria manage to held Scotland to a 2-2 draw at Craven Cottage with a late strike from substitute Uche Nwofor.

South Korea loses their final friendly at home to Tunisia, 1-0. There was more bad news for South Korea though, with left back Kim Jin-Su having to withdraw from the squad with ankle injury. Park Joo-ho of Mainz has been called as replacement, while centre back Hong Jeong-ho also limped off from the match.

Buffon aiming for last eight

Gianluigi Buffon believes that Italy should 'at least' progresses to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. This will be Buffon's fifth World Cup.

Deschamps full of praise

After a dominating win over Norway, France's head coach Didier Deschamps was very pleased with his side's preparation. France will open their World Cup campaign against Honduras.

Injury updates

Netherlands received a blow after veteran midfielder Rafael Van der Vaart has been ruled out with a calf injury.

Uruguay team doctor Alberto Pan said that he remains 'cautiously optimistic' over Suarez's recovery.

Barcelona duo of Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba needs to prove their fitness as both have injury concerns in the penultimate month of Barcelona's season.

Colombia's Edwin Valencia has been cut from the squad after failing to recover from his injury.

De Gea to make Spain debut

Manchester United's goalkeeper is excited to make his debut for Spain against Bolivia. David De Gea will stand-in for Iker Casillas who has been given extra time to rest.

Aussie arrives in Brazil

Australia is the first side to arrive in Brazil, two weeks before the tournament starts. They will train in Vitoria 300km northeast of Rio.


Croatia's head coach Niko Kovac responded to an incident which saw a man closely monitoring and observing Croatia's training camp, by saying that he also have people monitoring Cameroon's camp.

Miners give support

The Chilean miners who was trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 has given their support to the Chile national team in an advert for Bank of Chile.