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Football fans prepare for Brazil 2014

Football fans prepare for Brazil 2014
27 May 2014

Excitement is building ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, an event that promises to be among the most interesting seen in recent decades.

England head to South America in hope rather than expectation, but most football fans in the UK are eager to see how many of the country’s top young players perform against the best players from around the globe.

The likes of Luke Shaw and Ross Barkley will be among those hoping to further reputations during the tournament, while the team’s collective ambition will be to emerge from their group, as a minimum.

Whether that hope is realised will, in large part, be dependent on the performances of star striker Wayne Rooney, who has failed to do himself justice in his appearances at the World Cups of 2006 and 2010.

Speaking ahead of the event, manager Roy Hodgson said that he can detect a feeling of excitement in his squad – and this is sure to build as the tournament draws closer.

 “I don’t detect any nerves at all. There has been a great feeling of enthusiasm and let’s start this adventure we have all been looking forward to.”

He also claimed to be unmoved by criticism of certain members of his squad by TV pundits.

The manager added: “I work on the simple basis that everyone has an opinion. If you are a TV pundit you are required to give your opinion and I don’t expect everyone’s opinions to fall in with mine.”

For the fans, meanwhile, the tournament also represents a great chance to set their eyes upon some of the stunning sights that Brazil has to offer, including Christ the Redeemer and the Copacabana Beach.

Added to this, there is also the beautiful sunshine to be enjoyed by the fans.ADNFCR-408-ID-801723280-ADNFCR

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