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"I've done a lot in my career, and opening the FIFA World Cup to 80,000 football fans in the stadium and many millions all over the world is a boyhood dream", said Williams.

While Brazil are celebrating the World Cup carnival by relaxing the work timings for people, a Uruguayan university has made a decision to cancel classes on Uruguay matchdays.

"We are drawn to machine learning models because they can sift through a large number of possible explanatory variables to produce more accurate forecasts than conventional alternatives", a group of strategists from Goldman's global research team wrote in a client note.

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The World Cup opening ceremony will have a slightly different format compared to previous editions of the tournament.

Benzema has admitted that he has not received an explanation from France coach Didier Deschamps regarding his global exile and it appears unlikely that he will feature at a major competition again. "For the moment, what there is a World Cup with 32 teams". Indian fans are preparing to turn up in huge numbers at the biggest contest of the world's favourite sport. I don't think Portugal will go too far in this World Cup, not because of Cristiano Ronaldo, but because of the team.

Neymar, who broke a bone in his foot in February, marked his first start in more than three months by scoring in Sunday's easy victory in Vienna, drawing level with Romario on the list of Brazil's all-time leading scorers behind only Pele and Ronaldo.

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"And then, there are some national teams that can surprise us, such as England or Belgium", Scolari added. Every nook and corner of South America breaths football and one can see that in the quality of players that emerge out of the continent and rule the European leagues.

Iceland staff said Everton midfielder and team talisman Gylfi Sigurdsson has recovered from a knee injury and is "ready" to face Lionel Messi's men. And, also it's important to have some players in their best shape. "To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1998 final, France-Brazil, wouldn't be a bad final", he said smiling.

Russian Federation is hosting this year's World Cup from Thursday, until 15 July, in 12 venues spread across 11 cities including Moscow, St Petersburg and Sochi.

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That one's got all the makings of a World Cup classic.