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Daily Links: 35 Days to World Cup

Five weeks to go to football's biggest event, catch up on your latest World Cup news with TLR's Daily World Cup Countdown.

Dennis Grombkowski
Messi confident of World Cup triumph

Argentina's captain, Lionel Messi believes that this time he can lead his country to a World Cup success. This will be Messi's third World Cup.

No surprises among Brazil's 23

Felipe Scolari revealed Brazil's 23-man squad for the World Cup, with Chelsea's quartet of David Luiz, Ramires, Oscar, and Willian all included. While veterans such as Kaka, Robinho, and Ronaldinho has been left out.

Pele: "Neymar not a leader"

Meanwhile Brazil legend Pele believes that he would add more experienced player while also calling for less expectation for Neymar who he believes is "not a leader".

Lineker back Stones for England spot

Gary Lineker has backed Everton's 21-year old defender John Stones for a spot in the England squad, especially if Kyle Walker or Phil Jones missed out due to injuries.

South Korea reveal World Cup squad

Hong Myung-bo has announced Korea's squad for the World Cup, the likes of Ki Sung-Yueng, Ji Dong-Won, and Son Heung-Min is in the squad, including rarely used Arsenal striker currently on loan at Watford, Park Chu-Young.

24 names in Ecuador's provisional squad

Meanwhile Ecuador coach Reinaldo Rueda has also announced his provisional squad, which includes several surprise selections.

Vidal surgery a ''success''

Chile's Arturo Vidal tweeted that his surgery was a success, a news which will encourage Chileans everywhere that their star midfielder should be ready for the World Cup.