Argentina coach Diego Maradona is trying to ignore the hype surrounding his side ahead of Sunday's second-round clash with Mexico.
FIFA has changed its rules on suspensions to help avoid big-name absentees for the World Cup final.
Cristiano Ronaldo cut a frustrated figure after being denied by the woodwork and picking up a booking in Portugal's stalemate against the Ivory Coast.
David Beckham says he is "feeling positive" following surgery on his Achilles tendon.
Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini defended Cristiano Ronaldo after the world's most expensive player was sent off for picking up two yellow cards against Almeria at the Bernabeu on Saturday.
Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson has pulled out of the England squad to face Brazil on Saturday after picking up a slight injury in his club's Premier League draw against Birmingham City.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is confident he will be back on the pitch sooner than expected despite being told he faces around a month on the sidelines after picking up an injury while on international duty for Portugal.
Chelsea expect midfield star Frank Lampard and cental defender Alex to be fit after a week's rest ahead of the FA Cup final against Everton.
Midfielder Paul Hartley has pulled out of Scotland's squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Holland and Iceland due to a hamstring injury, a Scottish FA spokesman confirmed.
Rio Ferdinand feels England's players must 'suck up' all Fabio Capello can teach them if they are to end their 43-year trophy drought.
Didier Drogba has revealed the last six months have been the toughest of his career.
Blackburn Rover's goalkeeper Paul Robinson is a doubt for England's World Cup qualifying game against Kazakhstan on October 11 after picking up an injury in the Carling Cup.
Manchester United will face no further action over their conduct at Stamford Bridge yesterday.