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  • Brad Pitt to take starring World Cup role for USA

    By Keira Daley 2 June 2010 The Hollywood heart-throb Brad Pitt has today accepted an invitation from the US Soccer Federation to join the board of directors for the USA’s bid to stage the World Cup in 2018 or 2022. The full story is online at the USSS website and the move is sure to […]

  • REVEALED: USA’s $20m bonus pot – the biggest in World Cup history

    By Nick Harris 2 June 2010 The USA’s World Cup squad will share a bonus pot of more than $20m (£13.8m) if they defy the odds to win the tournament in South Africa this summer. The potential payout is the most lucrative confirmed bonus scheme in the history of the tournament and could net the […]

  • BREAKING NEWS: England World Cup squad latest

    By Pete Wilson 1 June 2010 . England’s 23-man World Cup has been confirmed this afternoon and sportingintelligence brought it to you first, both here and in a Tweet two hours before official confirmation. After all the rumours, chatter and betting market moves, the squad is revealed to be (those omitted from the 30-man squad […]

  • West Ham’s Benni McCarthy shock omission from South Africa squad

    By Keira Daley 1 June 2010 West Ham United’s South African striker, Benni McCarthy, his country’s all-time leading goal scorer with 31 goals for Bafana Bafana from 79 senior caps, has surprisingly been left out of the host nation’s 23-man squad for the World Cup. The 32-year-old forward spent much of the run-in to West […]

  • Manchester United’s Park and Celtic’s Ki lead British trio in S Korea’s World Cup 23

    1 June 2010 Three British-based players – Manchester United’s Park Ji-Sung, Celtic’s Ki Sung-Yueng and Bolton’s Lee Chung-Yong are among eight midfielders named today in South Korea’s final 23-man squad for the World Cup. The squad, nicknamed the ‘Taeguk Warriors’, was announced at the Korean training base in Neustift, Austria, by the coach, Huh Jung-Moo, and details […]

  • Red Knight and his bank tip Rooney’s England to reach World Cup semis

    By Nick Harris 19 May 2010 Goldman Sachs, the global investment bank, and their chief economist Jim O’Neill – the head of the Red Knights group of super-rich fans who want to buy Manchester United – have produced a 70-page report, ‘The World Cup and Economics 2010’, that includes the prediction that this summer’s World […]

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