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WORLD CUP 2010: Benni McCarthy has fat chance of success after being axed as Samuel Eto'o sees red

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02 Jun 2010 00:42:09

WORLD CUP 2010: Benni McCarthy has fat chance of success after being axed as Samuel Eto'o sees red

West Ham will call striker Benni McCarthy back early for pre-season training after he was left out of South Africa's World Cup squad for being overweight. Fat chance: West Ham will recall Benni McCarthy early for pre-season after he failed to make South Africa's World Cup final squad  Everton have taken issue with Nigeria over the omission of Victor Anichebe from their World Cup squad. The club say he has only a bruised shin, not a cracked shin as initially cited by the Nigerians .  David James has criticised the World Cup ball. 'The ball is dreadful,' said the England goalkeeper. 'It's horrible for everyone.'  United States captain Carlos Bocanegra said he is close to full fitness despite hernia problems and is likely to face England on June 12.  Samuel Eto'o was sent off for a nasty tackle in Cameroon's 3-1 defeat to Portugal on Tuesday night. Eto'o has been involved in a war of words with Roger Milla, who has criticised the striker's Cameroon displays. Seeing red: Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo displays his displeasure towards Samuel Eto'o after the Cameron striker is sent off  West Ham star Valon Behrami could miss Switzerland's World Cup bid after injuring his ankle. Switzerland suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica on Tuesday.  Brazil have named their final squad with coach Dunga retaining the 23 players already preparing for the tournament.  Ivory Coast boss Sven Goran Eriksson has picked six strikers, including Chelsea pair Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou. West Bromwich defender Abdoulaye Meite was left out.  Tottenham's Giovani dos Santos is considering quitting Mexico's squad after his brother Jonathan was left out, according to their father.  Slovakia coach Vladimir Weiss has taken a gamble by picking players who have struggled with injury worries, such as Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel.  Germany have axed Andreas Beck from their squad. Ex-coach Jurgen Klinsmann has tipped Spain to win the Cup.  Former Middlesbrough front man Lee Dong-gook is set to miss South Korea's opener against Greece after a hamstring injury.  Arsenal's Robin van Persie and Dirk Kuyt of Liverpool both scored in Holland's 4-1 win over Ghana. Dutch delight: Arsenal's Robin van Persie and Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt were both on target for Holland  South Africa axe out-of-shape idol McCarthy from their World Cup squadGiovani dos Santos threatens Mexico walkout as brother Jonathan is omittedVidic plays down Serbia's fears after shock warm-up defeat to New ZealandComplete lowdown on all 32 squads in the frame for South Africa


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