Road to Brazil
World Cup Nation writer Guillem Balague reports Spain manager Vicente del Bosque’s could be turning to winners of the 2013 European Under 21 championship “for reinforcements.”
The Huffington Post features photos of singer Jennifer Lopez on set for the FIFA World Cup music video.
Manchester United “Season of Misery”
Daily Mail writer Neil Ashton says it is time for Manchester United players to “start playing like champions.”
Eurosport’s Desmond Kane says Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward and manager David Moyes “must share the blame for the team’s season of misery.”
Qatar’s Migrant Workers
The Irish Times says FIFA has promised to closely monitor Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
Guardian writer Jim Murphy affirms that Qatar’s human rights abuses are the “ugly side of the beautiful game,” and today represents a “big chance for FIFA.”
In Other News
Football author Phil Mison says Fulham are “playing like a club with heart and purpose again.”
The Guardian’s Jonathan Wilson dubs Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris the “supreme sweeper-keeper” of the Premier League.
ESPN FC writer Nicholas Rigg says the “battleground is set for the first serious silverware” of the season – a match between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Guardian football writer David Hytner says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has failed to receive a desirable reaction to the “Gunners’ hammering at Liverpool.”
Compiled by INSIDER’s Nicole Bennett
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