What do the players think?
What do World Cup players think about some of the big questions as the tournament looms?
Sit down with England midfielder Steven Gerrard, South Africa midfielder Steven Pienaar, U.S. forward Jozy Altidore, New Zealand defender Andrew Boyens, Denmark midfielder Daniel Jensen, Ghana defender John Paintsil, Australia defender Tim Cahill and Netherlands striker Eljero Elia to hear their thoughts.
Question No. 1: Which is the team to fear?
Question No. 2: Who is the best player?
Question No. 3: Can Italy repeat?
Question No. 4: What are the biggest stories before the World Cup?
WORLD CUP 101 ARCHIVE
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World Cup final
In a game when a record number of yellow cards were given out and John Heitinga was sent off in extra-time, both sides missed great chances but Andres Iniesta netted in the 116th minute to give European champions Spain their first World Cup title. Holland, after 1974 and 1978, must contend with a third World Cup final defeat. Read
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