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Brazil: organised, structured, and the favourites

June 12, 2014
Brazil: organised, structured, and the favourites

There has never been more pressure on a side to win a World Cup: the hosts are always expected to exceed expectations, but the expectation in Brazil is always to win.
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Netherlands: still undecided on best formation

June 12, 2014
Netherlands: still undecided on best formation

While any prediction about Louis van Gaal’s plans for Manchester United will include a reference to his love of 4-3-3, he’s currently trying something entirely different with Holland.
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Germany: need the right combination upfront

June 12, 2014
Germany: need the right combination upfront

Germany have reached at least the semi-finals of the last four major international tournaments without winning any. Frankly, it’s about time that changed.
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Spain: can they keep their incredible run going?

June 12, 2014
Spain: can they keep their incredible run going?

Spain’s current run of success is unprecedented – two European Championships, with a World Cup between.
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Croatia: great midfield guile but what else?

June 12, 2014
Croatia: great midfield guile but what else?

There are few nations that love playmakers as much as Croatia, and national team coach Niko Kovac appears set to field three together in a highly creative midfield trio.
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