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Even though England have suffered from back-to-back defeats in recent matches, captain Steven Gerrard has said that the team should go to the Brazil 2014 World Cup with belief and confidence. England have not won a major trophy in 1966 World Cup triumph and they definitely do not go into the 2014 World Cup as one of the favourites.
They managed to scrape past the group stages and qualify automatically courtesy of a good run of form towards the end of the campaign. This developed a positive belief amongst the team and supporters, which has come to a crashing halt after the two defeats.
Real Madrid recently brought in Gareth Bale for a world record transfer fee of £ 86 million. He has recently surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo as the most expensive player in the world. This will bring a lot of pressure on him according to former Real Madrid legend Ronaldo.
The Brazil international played for the club for a few years and was part of one of the first 'Galactico' era. He was also one of the most successful Real Madrid players in the last decade. After having recently retired from the sport, Ronaldo is involved in the World Cup ambassadorial work for his country.
Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi will be part of the Argentina team that will travel to Italy to take on the hosts in a friendly match in Rome next month that will be watched by Pope Francis, according to an announcement by the team coach Alejandro Sabella.
Whereas once Arsenal would have been amongst the bookmakers clear favourites to win the Premier League title, these days things have changed somewhat for the team from North London. Of course, this doesn’t mean that they have become a rank outsider when it comes to the title bets, but – even at the relatively low odds of 11/1 – gambling on them to win it would still represent a risky bet in most eyes. The fact is, they haven’t looked close to challenging in nearly a decade, and last season proved how far behind the likes of Manchester United they really are.
Brazilian defender Thiago Silva has said that he wants to lift the FIFA World Cup 2014, which will be held in his home country. He has also targeted the Champions League title with his club team PSG as well.
The 2014 will be an important one for some players, but Silva has said that it is especially big for him. The former AC Milan man is regarded as one of the best defenders in the world. He arrived at the French capital in a deal worth in excess of £ 35 million, thus making him the most expensive defender in the world.
FIFA has expressed the confidence in the South American nation Brazil, as he prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. This is an extremely demanding tournament for the government, as it generally involves upgrading the infrastructure in every part of the country. Stadiums and transport are the major infrastructure that would be developed as part of this tournament.
Australian captain Lucas Neill has rejected the mutiny allegations that has been thrown at him. The allegations of the player revolt emerged in well-known Australian football commentator Les Murray's new book The World Game: The story of how football went global.
Murray claimed Neill was unimpressed with Verbeek's tactics for the Germany game and sent the Dutch boss away from the changing rooms before instructing his team-mates to disobey the orders.
However, Neill, currently on holiday in the United States, hit back at the allegations when he spoke to Fox Sports.
ESPN was presented with the seven Sports Emmy Awards that they won for broadcasting the FIFA World Cup 2010. They were presented for the 32nd year by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences tonight in New York. The honorees represent a wide range of disciplines, including event coverage, studio programming, enterprise reporting and technical excellence.
South Africa seems to have clearly benefitted from the World Cup 2010 as there was a 15.1 percent increase in tourism in 2010.
"We are delighted with these strong growth figures, particularly as it comes so soon after a global economic recession," Marthinus van Schalkwyk told journalists.
South Africa was the first African country to host the World Cup, the world's most-watched sports event, and the month-long tournament passed off smoothly despite fears of organisational chaos and high levels of crime.
David Beckham leads a cast of football giants in a new film to boost England's chances of hosting the World Cup in 2018, ahead of this week's decision.
The film showcases the bid's proposals for a 'Football United', a global fund for football, which FIFA President Sepp Blatter has already backed.
Bid vice-president Beckham is joined in the video by a host of fellow English and international footballers 'united' behind the proposal.