Tuesday's Top 8 SWC stories

2014-06-10 13:27
Cape Town - The 2014 Soccer World Cup is only two days away! Here are the Top 8 not-to-be-missed news stories from Tuesday.

The World Cup kicks off on Thursday with the hosts Brazil facing Croatia.

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Here is today's selection of not-to-be-missed news:

1. Local fans loved them, some foreign fans embraced them while most of the world begged for silence

South Africa's vuvuzelas will be quiet when the Soccer World Cup kicks off in Sao Paulo on Thursday. 
(Read the story here)

2. This SWC might be remembered as the injured World Cup. Luckily for the Dutch RVP has escaped injury (again!).

The Netherlands duo of Robin van Persie and Jaryl Janmaat escaped without serious injury after being hit by a kiteboarder on Monday.
(Read the story here)

Robin van Persie (Supplied)

3. Just four years ago, South Africa hosted the world. We're a bit sad that we aren't playing hosts again in 2014.

With just two days until Brazil and Croatia kick off the 2014 Soccer World Cup, it's hard not to look back at the 2010 edition. 
(Read the story here)

4. Seems the authorities in Bangladesh don't have "World Cup fever"...

Authorities in western Bangladesh pleaded with football fans Tuesday to remove tens of thousands of Brazilian and Argentinian flags from their rooftops as World Cup fever grips the normally cricket-mad nation.
(Read the story here)

Brazil flag

5. FIFA president Sepp Blatter is never far from the nearest headline. Here he goes again.

Global football chief Sepp Blatter blasted critics trying to "destroy" FIFA on Monday, suggesting that "racism" was partly behind corruption allegations engulfing Qatar's winning bid for the 2022 Soccer World Cup.
(Read the story here)

6. Jordan Ayew. The player thats bring a new meaning to the term "Super-Sub". Watch out World!

Striker Jordan Ayew scored a hat-trick after entering the game as a substitute on Monday as Ghana won their warm-up match for this week's Soccer World Cup by beating South Korea 4-0.
(Read the story here)


7. Diego Costa, born in Brazil and nationalised as a Spaniard. Will he lead Spain to triumph in Brazil?

Spain and Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has revealed he feared his World Cup dream was over after being forced off injured in the 4-1 loss to Real Madrid in last month's Champions League final. 
(Read the story here)

8. Even when he's not involved, he's involved. Jose Mourinho is truly a "Special One".

As an exclusive football analyst for Yahoo, the Chelsea manager has had time on his hands now that there the Barclays Premier League is in hiatus for two more months and in that time he has been making some interesting statements.
(Read the story here)

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England's dismal SWC campaign in Brazil was doubly disappointing for Britain's pub operators, prompting soccer fans to stay at home.
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