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Goalkeepers: Buffon (Juventus)' date=' Perin (Genoa), Sirigu (Paris Saint Germain) [reserve: Mirante (Parma)']

Defenders: Abate (Milan), Barzagli (Juventus), Bonucci (Juventus), Chiellini (Juventus), Darmian (Torino), De Sciglio (Milan), Maggio (Napoli), Paletta (Parma), Pasqual (Fiorentina), Ranocchia (Inter)

Midfielders: Aquilani (Fiorentina), Candreva (Lazio), De Rossi (Roma), Marchisio (Juventus), Montolivo (Milan), Motta (Paris Saint Germain), Parolo (Parma), Pirlo (Juventus), Romulo (Verona), Verratti (Paris Saint Germain)

Forwards: Balotelli (Milan), Cassano (Parma), Cerci (Torino), Destro (Roma), Immobile (Torino), Insigne (Napoli), Rossi (Fiorentina)

Here's the Italian team. I'll probably mostly talk about the Italian NT on the Serie A thread but I think I'll also come here :)

I really like how Prandelli picked players from Parma and Torino along with even Romulo which was quite the surprise.

WC 2014, I'll be supporting Italy and Holland :)

I don't know about you mate, but if I were Prandelli, I'd rather use Immobile up front than Balo.

Colombia seem to be great up front with Jackson Martinez' date=' Bacca, Adrian Ramos and Rodriguez and Cuadrado.

They do seem to lack defense though.[/quote']

And what's incredible it's that Falcao won't be in Brazil.

Colombia does have plenty of offensive options.

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Spain's 30;

Casillas' date=' Reina, De Gea.

Ramos, Pique, Albiol, Juanfran, Alba, Carvajal, Moreno, Azpilicueta, Javi Martinez.

Xavi, Xabi Alonso, Iniesta, Koke, Busquets, Cazorla, Iturraspe, Fabregas, Thiago, Mata, Silva.

Pedro, Navas, Diego Costa, Villa, Torres, Negredo, Llorente.

[center']Casillas

Carvajal - Ramos - Pique - Alba

Fabregas - Busquets - Xabi Alonso - Xavi - Iniesta

Diego Costa[/center]

Even their second XI is stupid

De Gea

Juanfran - Martinez - Albiol - Azpilicueta

Navas - Koke - Mata - Thiago - Silva

Negredo

Thiago to miss World Cup due to knee injury.

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I don't know about you mate' date=' but if I were Prandelli, I'd rather use Immobile up front than Balo.[/quote']

Immobile has been in awesome form this season but Balotelli performs for his country. Unless Balotelli has a bad game or a couple, I can't see Immobile starting :/.

It's just Balotelli can carry Italy and does at times. As for experience, Balo is more experienced internationally. I would like to see how both of them on the pitch would result in.

I really do want to see Cerci and Immobile though up top for Italy against a team. :)

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He got called up to go to Brazil with them' date=' pretty sure he won't play though.[/quote']

Did he, mate?

Thanks for sharing that, coz I though Falcao wasn't even gonna be called.

Immobile has been in awesome form this season but Balotelli performs for his country. Unless Balotelli has a bad game or a couple' date=' I can't see Immobile starting :/.

It's just Balotelli can carry Italy and does at times. As for experience, Balo is more experienced internationally. I would like to see how both of them on the pitch would result in.

I really do want to see Cerci and Immobile though up top for Italy against a team. :)[/quote']

Thing is, Balo only plays when he feels like it.

Maybe Cerci and Immobile can play together, if Italy gets to the 3rd group stage match qualified for the last 16.

Or if they are eliminated by then, but that's pretty unlikely imo. ;)

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Has anyone seen the russian & german jersey? Russian one is a killer. Germans look inspired by Lyon but its still a facinating one.

In recent years, the Russian jersey, both home and away, looks good, with all the little details, watermarks and to top it off it has a nice shade of red, burgundy. The Euro 12 kit was a one off.

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Who will get the Spot Light?

It may just be the closest match ever recorded on a FIFA final. With Germany and Brazil the obvious 2 to be in the final... Germany may just snatch The 4th World cup title under their belt.

Reason Being is simple, Brazil are way to laid back. I Don't care how good you are, if you don't use your full potential, it's worthless. Brazil play for fun, they don't play to win anymore, and that's why they will lose. Unlike Germany, who play to win. A bit crazy aggressive on the Attack, but they have solid defense and a goalkepper that can handle himself against Messi and Christiano Ronaldo! Germany will win this final either by a perfect corner in the 90+3 minute mark, or they will win in the penalty shoot out, since I've never really seen them lose a penalty shoot out before.

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Team Germany - World Cup 2014 - Brazil

Now, they won't win without a fight though... No No No, Brazil will prove to be better opponents than even Spain, but as long as Germany plays like they did in 2012 against Brazil, they will win not only the FIFA, but the Euro after that. All Hail The German Soccer Team and be in Awe off Their Glory!

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Who will get the Spot Light?

It may just be the closest match ever recorded on a FIFA final. With Germany and Brazil the obvious 2 to be in the final... Germany may just snatch The 4th World cup title under their belt.

Reason Being is simple' date=' Brazil are way to laid back. I Don't care how good you are, if you don't use your full potential, it's worthless. Brazil play for fun, they don't play to win anymore, and that's why they will lose. Unlike Germany, who play to win. A bit crazy aggressive on the Attack, but they have solid defense and a goalkepper that can handle himself against Messi and Christiano Ronaldo! Germany will win this final either by a perfect corner in the 90+3 minute mark, or they will win in the penalty shoot out, since I've never really seen them lose a penalty shoot out before.

[img']http://cdn.caughtoffside.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Ozil-Kit-Cover.jpg[/img]

Team Germany - World Cup 2014 - Brazil

Now, they won't win without a fight though... No No No, Brazil will prove to be better opponents than even Spain, but as long as Germany plays like they did in 2012 against Brazil, they will win not only the FIFA, but the Euro after that. All Hail The German Soccer Team and be in Awe off Their Glory!

I think if they both win their groups they will meet in the Semi Finals, assuming they both get that far.

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Who will get the Spot Light?

It may just be the closest match ever recorded on a FIFA final. With Germany and Brazil the obvious 2 to be in the final... Germany may just snatch The 4th World cup title under their belt.

Reason Being is simple' date=' Brazil are way to laid back. I Don't care how good you are, if you don't use your full potential, it's worthless. Brazil play for fun, they don't play to win anymore, and that's why they will lose. Unlike Germany, who play to win. A bit crazy aggressive on the Attack, but they have solid defense and a goalkepper that can handle himself against Messi and Christiano Ronaldo! Germany will win this final either by a perfect corner in the 90 3 minute mark, or they will win in the penalty shoot out, since I've never really seen them lose a penalty shoot out before.

[img']http://cdn.caughtoffside.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Ozil-Kit-Cover.jpg[/img]

Team Germany - World Cup 2014 - Brazil

Now, they won't win without a fight though... No No No, Brazil will prove to be better opponents than even Spain, but as long as Germany plays like they did in 2012 against Brazil, they will win not only the FIFA, but the Euro after that. All Hail The German Soccer Team and be in Awe off Their Glory!

Yeah that was how Neuer conceeded 4 goals by Real. Don't you think there's any potential in Spain? Or Uruguay?

Chech out Uruguay they've got Godin, Caceres, Cavani, C.Rodriguez & Suarez.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina 24 men squad:

Goalkeepers: Asmir Begović(Stoke City), Jasmin Fejzić(Aalen), Asmir Avdukić(Borac Banja Luka)

Defenders: Mensur Mujdža(Freiburg), Avdija Vršajević(Hajduk Split), Ognjen Vranješ(Elazigspor), Emir Spahić(Bayer Leverkusen), Ermin Bičakčić(Hoffenheim), Toni Šunjić(Zorya), Ervin Zukanović(Gent), Sead Kolašinac(Schalke)

Midfielders: Izet Hajrović(Galatasaray), Miralem Pjanić(Roma), Muhamed Bešić(Ferencvaros), Haris Medunjanin(Gaziantepspor), Tino - Sven Sušić(Hajduk Split), Sejad Salihović(Hoffenheim), Anel Hadžić(Sturm Graz), Zvjezdan Misimović(Guizhou), Senijad Ibričić(Erciyesspor), Senad Lulić(Lazio), Edin Višća(Istanbul BB)

Forwards: Edin Džeko(Manchester City), Vedad Ibišević(Stuttgart)

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Captain: Emir Spahić

Star of the team: Edin Džeko

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Strength of the team:

- attack-minded style of play, can score couple of goals against any team

- three free kick specialists(Pjanić, Salihović, Misimović)

Weakness of the team:

- low stamina midfielders who don't help in defensive tasks

Both good and bad sides of the team can be seen in this qualification match

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Didn't Bosnia play with 2 up top? Just bring 2 striker lol

Sušić think that Ermin Zec isn't good enough, that Zlatan Muslimović is too old and Armin Hodžić is too young, so we ended with two strikers.

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Oh deary me;

Uruguay's World Cup preparations have been thrown into turmoil with the news that the Premier League's player of the season, Luis Suarez, has picked up a knee injury.

Suarez felt discomfort after twisting his knee in training, and tests later revealed meniscus damage.

The Liverpool forward will undergo surgery as soon as possible and, according to the Uruguay camp, he should be ready for the World Cup. However, that is in some doubt. Recovery from this type of injury normally takes between 4-6 weeks, and Suarez would be pushing those limits.

At the very least, the procedure will cut down on his ability to train leading up to Uruguay's opening match at the World Cup, against Costa Rica on June 14. Uruguay play England on June 19, four weeks away.

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