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World Cup front-runners Brazil, Germany, Spain all have flaws

The FC crew answer your tweets on Spain's chances at the World Cup after sacking their manager, Craig Burley and Steve Nicol's golf game and more. Gab Marcotti and the FC crew discuss the Spanish FA's decision to sack Julen Lopetegui and examine how it will affect their World Cup campaign. While cautiously optimistic about England's World Cup hopes, ESPN's Ian Darke breaks down what to expect from the Three Lions in Russia. Ian Darke defends his decision to omit Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar from his best XI for the FIFA World Cup. History and logic dictate that the winner of a European World Cup will be a European team; only Brazil in 1958, when Pele was just a 17-year-old slip of a lad, bucked that trend in Sweden. Another point: the past three champions have been from Europe so can we narrow it down to Germany, Spain and France? Possibly, but that might be a dangerous bet. Brazil's blend is impressive under Tite and with Neymar fit again, the five-time champions will surely go deep into the tournament. But the decision......


Published By: ESPN FC - Wednesday, 13 June

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