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Brazil start the World Cup as the team to beat

June 9, 2010
Brazil start the World Cup as the team to beat

If the World Cup television pundits tell you to forget everything you know about Brazil, then forget everything they tell you. This is a wonderful side that plays superb football.
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South Africa will need home support – and luck

June 9, 2010
South Africa will need home support – and luck

They’re the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, the lowest-ranked hosts in history, and they’ve been drawn in a very difficult group despite having been the seeds. Is there any chance South Africa won’t become the first-ever hosts to fail to get past the group stage?
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Slovakia may quietly sneak into knockout stage

June 9, 2010
Slovakia may quietly sneak into knockout stage

This is Slovakia’s first-ever appearance at a major international tournament, so you can be forgiven for knowing little about them.
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USA a good side, but need tactical tweaks

June 8, 2010
USA a good side, but need tactical tweaks

United States fans seem to go into every World Cup thinking that the rest of the world is underestimating them – which has traditionally been fair.
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Bielsa’s Chile the most tactically-exciting side

June 8, 2010
Bielsa’s Chile the most tactically-exciting side

Judge Chile by looking at their squad list and you might be rather underwhelmed, but many of those who saw Marcelo Bielsa’s side in action throughout qualification see them as the most intriguing prospect on offer in South Africa.
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