Dreams Come True
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Why I love the World Cup - Pinkham
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Ones to watch
No.43 - Axel Witsel
Zenit St Petersburg paid Benfica £32.5m for Witsel's services in the summer of 2012. Since then he has established himself in the centre of the Russian side's midfield, showing just why they were tempted to splash out to acquire his services. The 25-year-old is equally important for Belgium and will likely be a key figure in Brazil.
Who to follow
No.43 - @oilysailor
Duncan Alexander is one of the main men behind the Opta Joe account as the UK head of its content and media. Alexander has an interesting twitter handle, and provides quirky tweets including this recent gem: 'Real Madrid's line up tonight is the same as Tottenham's vs Blackpool in May 2011 but with nine changes'.
World Cup greats
No.43 - Dennis Bergkamp
Michael Owen's solo strike versus Argentina may be the goal most England fans remember from France '98 but the goal of the tournament was awarded to Bergkamp for his stunning late-gasp winner for The Netherlands in the next round. He plucked the ball out of the air and rifled a stunning half-volley into the far corner.