Honduras

Goalkeepers: Noel Valladares, Donis Escober (both Olimpia), Luis Lopez (Real Espana).

Defenders: Brayan Beckeles (Olimpia), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic), Juan Carlos Garcia (Wigan), Maynor Figueroa (Hull), Victor Bernardez (San Jose Earthquakes), Osman Chavez (Qingdao Janoon), Juan Pablo Montes (Motagua).

Midfielders: Edder Delgado (Real Espana), Luis Garrido (Olimpia), Roger Espinoza (Wigan), Jorge Claros (Motagua), Wilson Palacios (Stoke), Oscar Garcia (Houston Dynamo), Andy Najar (Anderlecht), Mario Martinez (Real Espana), Marvin Chavez (Chivas USA).

Forwards: Jerry Bengtson (New England Revolution), Jerry Palacios (Alajuelense), Carlo Costly (Real Espana), Rony Martinez (Real Sociedad).

 

Key Player – Wilson Palacios 

 

Surprise – Carlo Costly 

 

One to Watch –Andy Najar

Young Star – Andy Najar

 

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World Cup 2014 team preview – France

Manager: Didier Deschamps

Captain: Hugo Lloris

 

 

Key Player – Paul Pogba 

Notable Missing Players –  Franck Ribery 

Surprise –  Paul Pogba can be surprise especially if he can be a dominant midfield in his position.

 

One to Watch – While all eyes in on the french attack and midfield. Their defense will have Raphael Varane

Young Star – Paul Pogba

 

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Stephane Ruffier (Marseille), Mickael Landreau (Bastia).

Defenders: Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle), Lucas Digne (Paris St-Germain) Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna (both Arsenal), Eliaquim Mangala (Porto), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).

Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi (both Paris St-Germain), Clement Grenier (Lyon), Rio Mavuba (Lille), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille).

Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad), Loic Remy (Newastle, on loan from QPR), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich).

World Cup 2014 team preview – Ecuador

Captain: Antonio Valencia

Manager: Reinaldo Rueda

 

Playing a fast and intense style of play, Ecuador will be a tricky team to come up against, especially if their talented wingers

Key Player –  Antonio Valencia

Surprise – Christian Noboa

 

One to Watch –  Enner Valencia 

Young Star – Carlos Gruezo 

 

Goalkeepers: Alexander Dominguez (Liga de Quito), Maximo Banguera (Barcelona, Ecuador), Adrian Bone (El Nacional).
Defenders: Gabriel Achilier (Emelec), Walter Ayovi (Pachuca), Oscar Bagui (Emelec), Frickson Erazo (Flamengo), Jorge Guagua (Emelec), Juan Carlos Paredes (Barcelona, Ecuador.
Midfielders: Segundo Castillo (Al Hilal), Carlos Gruezo (Stuttgart), Renato Ibarra (Vitesse Arnhem), Fidel Martinez (Tijuana), Edison Mendez (Santa Fe), Christian Noboa (Dinamo Moscow), Luis Saritama (Barcelona, Ecuador), Antonio Valencia (Manchester United).
Forwards: Jaime Ayovi (Tijuana), Felipe Caicedo (Al-Jazira), Jefferson Montero (Morelia), Joao Rojas (Cruz Azul), Enner Valencia (Pachuca), Michael Arroyo (Atlante).

 

World Cup 2014 team preview – Swizerland

Captain: Gökhan Inler

Manager: Ottmar Hitzfeld

 

Another young squad of new emerging talents.

 

Key Player –  Xherdan Shaqiri , 

Notable Missing Players –  Eren Derdiyok ?

Surprise – Granit Xhaka 

 

One to Watch – Josip Drmić

Young Star – Josip Drmić ,  Xherdan Shaqiri ,   Granit Xhaka  , Ricardo Rodríguez , Fabian Schär .  Are u 23 stars that’s starting for Switzerland.  

 

Goalkeepers: Diego Benaglio (Wolfsburg), Roman Buerki (Grasshopper), Yann Sommer (Basel).

Defenders: Johan Djourou (Hamburg), Michael Lang (Grasshopper), Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus), Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg), Fabian Schaer (Basel), Philippe Senderos (Valencia), Steve von Bergen (Young Boys), Reto Ziegler (Sassuolo).

Midfielders: Tranquillo Barnetta (Eintracht Frankfurt), Valon Behrami (Napoli), Blerim Dzemaili (Napoli), Gelson Fernandes (Freiburg), Gokhan Inler (Napoli), Xherdan Shaqiri (Bayern Munich), Valentin Stocker (Basel).

Forwards: Josip Drmic (Nuremberg), Mario Gavranovic (Zurich), Admir Mehmedi (Freiburg), Haris Seferovic (Real Sociedad), Granit Xhaka (Borussia Monchengladbach).

World Cup 2014 team preview – Italy

Manager: Cesare Prandelli

Captain: Gianluigi Buffon

 

Notable Strength –Having a creative midfield on Pirlo is strength, Add veratti And its a weapon but that’s not their biggest strength  , maybe one of the most experienced squad in the tournament.

Notable Weakness – Balotelli , No he’s not a weakness , but if he do silly things on field , it could be a fatal blow for Italy , Balotelli is huge factor for Italy.

 

Key Player –  Andrea Pirlo

Notable Missing Players – Riccardo Montolivo  and Giuseppe Rossi

Surprise – Andrea Pirlo will do something special. Not a surprise , but he could do some  surprising plays , are normal by his standards.  But anything is a surprise , it could be he sets the ball Pirlo or Veratti.

 

One to Watch –  Mario Balotelli

Young Star –Marco Verratti.

Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Salvatore Sirigu (Paris St-Germain), Mattia Perin (Genoa).

Defenders: Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorigo Chiellini (all Juventus), Gabriel Paletta (Parma), Ignazio Abate, Mattia De Sciglio (both AC Milan), Matteo Darmian (Torino).

Midfielders: Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio (both Juventus), Thiago Motta, Marco Verratti (both Paris St-Germain), Daniele De Rossi (AS Roma), Antonio Candreva (Lazio), Marco Parolo (Parma), Alberto Aquilani (Fiorentina).

Forwards: Mario Balotelli (AC Milan), Antonio Cassano (Parma), Alessio Cerci (Torino), Ciro Immobile (Torino), Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli).

World Cup 2014 team preview – Uruguay

Manager: Oscar Tabarez

Captain: Diego Lugano

 

Notable Strength –Frenetic attack , heavily rely on inter-flowing football during attack.

Notable Weakness – Unreliable Midfield , Uruguay wins games by outscoring them.

 

Projected Starting XI

 

 

 

Goalkeeper – Fernando Muslera 

Defenders -The inform Diego Godin  will the defense with Diego Lugano  Martin Caceres Maximiliano Pereira

Midfielders – Nicolas Lodeiro and Egidio Arevalo Rios  will be starting at the center , while Cristian Rodriguez  will be playing outwide.

Forwards –  Edison Cavani , Luis Suarez And maybe Diego Forlan .

Key Player –  Luis Suarez

Notable Missing Players – Gonzalo Castro 

Surprise – Cristian Rodriguez could provide a surprise on attack

 

One to Watch –  Cavani and Suarez , Probably the best striker partnership on paper. Besides Argentina’s forward line , Uruguay forward line could be one of the strongest in the tournament.

Young Star – Uruguay brought a veteran squad , but Abel Hernández could be surprise on the loaded forward line , while the defense could be reinforced by José María Giménez

 

Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera (Galatasaray), Martin Silva (Vasco da Gama), Rodrigo Munoz (Libertad).

Defenders: Maximiliano Pereira (Benfica), Diego Lugano (West Bromwich Albion), Diego Godin, Jose Maria Gimenez (both Atletico Madrid), Sebastian Coates (Liverpool), Martin Caceres (Juventus), Jorge Fucile (Porto).

Midfielders: Alvaro Gonzalez (Lazio), Alvaro Pereira (Sao Paulo), Walter Gargano (Parma), Egidio Arevalo Rios (Morelia), Diego Perez (Bologna), Cristian Rodriguez (Atletico Madrid), Gaston Ramirez (Southampton), Nicolas Lodeiro (Botafogo).

Forwards: Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Edinson Cavani (Paris St-Germain), Abel Hernandez (Palermo), Diego Forlan (Cerezo Osaka), Christian Stuani (Espanyol).

World Cup 2014 team preview – England

Captain: Steven Gerrard

Manager: Roy Hodgson

 

Notable Strength –Having Daniel Sturridge and Wayne Rooney on the attack will do the difference.

Notable Weakness – No Clear weakness so far , they play mistake free in 90 minutes. Going to Penalty shootout is not favorable for England good thing , its still the group stage.

 

Projected Starting XI

 

 

 

Goalkeeper – Joe Hart ?

Defenders – Gary Cahill And Phil Jagielka will  be at the center of defense while Leighton Baines and  Glen Johnson at the falnks

Midfielders – Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson will the core of this midfield. with good Back up , who can also start with the likes of Frank Lampard and James Milner

Forwards –  Wayne Rooney will spearhead the attack with Daniel Sturridge and  Danny Welbeck.

Key Player –  Wayne Rooney . 

Notable Missing Players – Andy Carroll well not that notable maybe Ashley Cole is the one

Surprise – Raheem Sterling could be a surprise factor the young English side.

 

One to Watch –  While Rooney is the one that should be watch , Its Henderson ability on the holding midfield that can make things possible for them , sure Gerard is the star man of that midfield , but Henderson is a vital factor.

Young Star -Raheem Sterling , Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain , Luke Shaw , sure England brought a team with a lot of youngers , But Ross Barkley could be a difference maker for them , also Danny Welbeck could be considered.

 

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic), Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion), Joe Hart (Manchester City).

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Southampton), Chris Smalling (Manchester United).

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson (both Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).

Forwards: Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).