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- Uruguay led by Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani Updated: Apr-09-14 5:20 am
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- Colombia favored in Group C of World Cup Updated: Apr-09-14 5:08 am
- Cue samba: Brazil's World Cup bound to be special Updated: Apr-08-14 4:26 am
- AP Interview: Pele ready for World Cup in Brazil Updated: Apr-03-14 2:26 pm
ACCRA, Ghana - Michael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng are both returning after extended breaks from international football to play for Ghana at the World Cup, and Andre Ayew is also likely to be one of the country's pivotal players in Brazil.
LONDON - Never before has England traveled to a World Cup better prepared - for the post-tournament inquest.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Diego Forlan recorded a television commercial recently wearing a T-shirt that read: "We're not the favorites, nor will we be a surprise. We are the team that no one wants to draw."
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Despite qualifying for the World Cup with the best defensive record in CONCACAF, Costa Rica is still a heavy underdog to get out of a group containing England, Italy and Uruguay.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto will need every bit of his tactical know-how if he is to lead the Central American nation out of Group D at the World Cup, where the team will play Italy, England and Uruguay.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Although Uruguay is a small country with only 3.2 million people, it has produced some big talent.
ROME - With three former champions in Italy, England and Uruguay, plus unpredictable Costa Rica, Group D could be the World Cup's toughest.
ATHENS, Greece - Colombia is the favorite in Group C, there's not much doubt about that. That leaves Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan to play for the group's other spot in the round of 16 at this year's World Cup in Brazil.
Like sunshine and happiness or Lennon and McCartney, football and Brazil go together, each making the other better. So the first World Cup in Brazil in 64 years is bound to be special.
NEW YORK - Pele's family doesn't call him by his nickname. They don't even call him by his given name, Edson Arantes do Nascimento.