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Daily Links: 6 Days to World Cup

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Ronaldo out of Mexico friendly

Portugal's captain Cristiano Ronaldohas been ruled out of Portugal's penultimate friendly against Mexico. The Real Madrid winger is still recovering from tendinosis. Pepe and Raul Meireles will also miss the friendly.

Neuer fully fit for World Cup opener

Joachim Low has guaranteed that Manuel Neuer should be fit for Germany's World Cup opener against Portugal. The Bayern Munich goalkeeper had to deal with a shoulder injury.

Jedinak declares full fitness; aims for 90 minutes vs Croatia

Australia's skipper Mile Jedinak has declared himself to be fit from a groin injury, and aim to play the whole match in Australia's last friendly against Croatia.

Ribery: Supersub?

That was the suggestion from Marcel Desailly regarding Franck Ribery's role in the upcoming World Cup. The 31-year old is dealing with a back injury and is a doubt for France's next friendly against Jamaica.

Low confident Özil will bounce back

Germany's head coach, Joachim Low believes that playmaker Mesut Özil will discover his form in the upcoming World Cup. Özil had to endure criticism following his move to Arsenal last summer.

Friendlies don't count; Prandelli not worried

Following Italy's 1-1 draw against Luxembourg, former head coach Marcelo Lippi believes that friendlies played before the World Cup does not count. Current head coach Cesare Prandelli is also not concerned with the result, preferring to focus on the player's physical and psychological condition.