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Read all the latest World Cup news here in our Daily Countdown as we are nine days away from the biggest football tournament in the world!

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Shinji Kagawa scores in Japan win

England's group D opponent, Costa Rica was no match for Japan as they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat. Bryan Ruiz scores Costa Rica's only goal.

Ribery in despite injury concern

Franck Ribery has been included by Didier Deschamps in France's 23-man squad, though he is dealing with a recurring back pain. Deschamp believed that the star winger will be fit in France's World Cup opener vs Honduras on June 15th.

Low finalize Germany's squad

Joachim Low has announced Germany's 23-man squad for the upcoming World Cup. Premier League performers such as André Schürrle, Lukas Podolski, and Per Mertesacker is in the squad.

Falcao to miss World Cup

Falcao's race to be fit for the World Cup has ultimately failed as the start striker has been left out in Jose Pekerman's 23-man Colombia squad. Teammate James Rodriguez and Porto's Jackson Martinez is the marquee name in the squad.

Messi headlines strong Argentina squad

Lionel Messi will be hoping to deliver Argentina's third World Cup title as the main man for Alejandro Sabella's 23-man squad. Manchester City pair of Sergio Aguero and Martin Demichelis is also included in the squad.

Russia named 23-man squad

Former England manager, Fabio Capello has chosen a squad composed entirely of players based in Russia. as they seek to progress past the group stage against Belgium, South Korea and Algeria.

Bentaleb in Algeria's 23-man squad

Tottenham's youngster, Nabil Bentaleb has been named in Algeria's 23-man squad. The North African side will be eager to improve on their 2010 showing in which they fail to score in three group matches.

Bosnia's squad announced

Edin Dzeko and Asmir Begovic will be among Bosnia's 23-man squad as they compete in their first major tournament.

Ecuador named veteran Castillo to squad

Despite suffering an injury in the friendly against Mexico, which dashed Mexico's Luis Montes World Cup dreams, midfielder Segundo Castillo has been included in Ecuador's squad by Reinaldo Rueda.

Eto'o headlines Cameroon's squad

Samuel Eto'o will be the marquee name as Cameroon head coach Volker Finke announced his squad.

Suarez went through training without pain

Luis Suarez's road to recovery from a knee injury is showing positive signs as he went through a training session without pain.

De Guzman injury concern

Swansea City's midfielder Jonathan de Guzman suffered a hamstring injury in training, though the severity of the injury has not yet been confirmed. De Guzman played in Netherlands 1-0 friendly win against Ghana over the weekend.

Poyet: "England too nice"

The Sunderland manager and also former Uruguayan international spoke of his country's chances when they meet England citing that 'we will not accept that you are better than us'.

Eriksson supports England's psychiatrist

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has publicly backed Roy Hodgson's decision to work with Dr. Steve Peters in England's preparation for penalty shoot-out in the 2014 World Cup. During Eriksson's tenure, England lost in the quarter finals of Euro 2004 and World Cup 2006 on penalties.