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Argentina: big strengths, big weaknesses

June 12, 2014
Argentina: big strengths, big weaknesses

Argentina are invariably amongst the World Cup favourites, but their recent record is surprisingly poor.
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Portugal: the same as usual

June 12, 2014
Portugal: the same as usual

Even if you haven’t seen Portugal play since Euro 2012, you’ll still know the team pretty well.
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England: potentially dangerous on the break

June 12, 2014
England: potentially dangerous on the break

When Roy Hodgson named his 23-man World Cup squad, the most controversial decision was about the identity of England’s back-up left-back
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Italy: Prandelli not sure of his formation

June 12, 2014
Italy: Prandelli not sure of his formation

Two years ago, during Italy’s impressive run to the Euro 2012 final, Cesare Prandelli switched between 3-5-2 and 4-3-1-2 formations. At this tournament, his preferred shape is again unclear.
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France: surprisingly promising

June 12, 2014
France: surprisingly promising

Of all the players omitted from their nation’s World Cup squad, Samir Nasri was the biggest-name absence.
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