Suarez responding well; not sure about first game
According to Oscar Tabarez, Luis Suarez is recovering well less than four weeks after his knee surgery. However, Tabarez has not set a deadline for Suarez's return and still isn't sure when he would be available.
Costa's assurance over fitness
Spain's striker, Diego Costa has put down concerns over his fitness citing that there are "no problems for the first match". Costa has been troubled with hamstring injury in recent weeks, but managed 73 minutes against El Salvador.
Toure a doubt against Japan
Yaya Toure is racing against time to be fit for Côte d'Ivoire opening match against Japan, the Manchester City midfielder has not completed a full training session and did not play in his country's last two warm-up games.
Ronaldo returns, Portugal routs Ireland
"Too much pressure on Neymar"
Scolari's nephew killed in car accident
Hernandez accepts bench role
Vanishing spray - more free kick goals?
That seems to be the sentiment shared by Howard Webb, who will be on officiating duty in this summer's World Cup. The vanishing spray will help the referee in making sure that the wall stays where they're supposed to be during free kicks.
Dirk Kuyt attemtps to drown Arjen Robben
As this picture can attest, Kuyt (jokingly / or did he?) tried his best to soak his teammate, perhaps as a show of solidarity following Robben's antic against Bruno Martins Indi, a Feyenoord player (Kuyt is a former Feyenoord player).
Don't miss out on the World Cup
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