The host nation's team puts in another uninspiring performance, this time against Nigeria. The margin for error will only get smaller going forward.
It's been an interesting ride after one week, writes Leander Schaerlaeckens.
Robinho scored two goals and Kaka added another as Brazil easily defeated Tanzania 5-1 Monday in its last warmup before the World Cup.
Rather than hindering England Steve Wilson argues Michael Owen's injury could help their World Cup hopes.
David James is pleading with Sven-Goran Eriksson to give him the opportunity to make up for his England nightmare against Denmark in Copenhagen.
Wayne Rooney wants to be restored to a central attacking role for England's World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland.
Chile coach Juvenal Olmos has recalled playmaker David Pizarro after barring him from the previous two games for throwing a tantrum when he was substituted.
New Dutch national coach Marco van Basten will steer the Netherlands towards the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany in a complete new atmosphere.