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9 June 2010
The World Champions aren't considered frontrunners this year despite the easiest of groups, explains Matthew Barker.
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9 June 2010
More often than not, things don’t always go to plan in Spain despite the best of intentions.
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9 June 2010
Italy flew out of Milan’s Malpensa Airport under cover of darkness surrounded by the same patriotic fervour than now accompanies Republic Day. So, still no real enthusiasm for Marcello Lippi’s boys as they boarded their flight for South Africa – apart from the pre-teens who had forced their fathers to drive out to the airport to wave a flag.
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9 June 2010
The Indomitable Lions can count themselves a little lucky to have qualified, but they'll need more than good fortune to progress past a tough group...
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9 June 2010
The co-hosts of 2002 can't wait to put the disappointment of the last World Cup behind them, but they're short of a top-class finisher...
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9 June 2010
Spirited and strong down the middle, Denmark won't be easy to topple – unless teams get down the flanks, says Dan Brennan
 
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9 June 2010
They have almost too much attacking talent to choose from – but, asks Ben Lyttleton, will Holland be undone by defensive worries again?
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9 June 2010
Abou Diaby has been compared with Patrick Vieira ever since he joined Arsenal four years ago. The similarities were there for the laziest of observers to notice: their club, position, lanky gait, marauding runs and ability to recover the ball like a diver looking for pearls.
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9 June 2010
"Goalkeepers should be solid and secure first, and then brilliant second..."
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9 June 2010
Alive & Kicking's 250,000th ball continues its journey with the Spirit of Football team from London to the World Cup opening ceremony in Johannesburg.

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