World Cup countdown
The clock's ticking to the start of the 2014 World Cup and it's now less than 100 days to kick-off. It might sound like a long time but it really isn't. With that in mind, Sky Sports goes around the globe to get the best news, views and opinion on the road to Rio...
Last Updated: 28/03/14 10:51am
Time up for Cole?
It is a position that provides one of the key decisions the manager has to make between now and 2nd June, when the final 23-man squad must be announced.
Realistically it seems likely to be two of three after Luke Shaw received his first senior international call-up for the recent friendly against Denmark. The teenager, therefore, is ahead of the likes of Kieran Gibbs and Danny Rose in the pecking order, but the question remains as to whether he can oust either Leighton Baines or Ashley Cole.
Crouch 'Flying High'
Stoke striker Peter Crouch can play his way into England's World Cup squad if he maintains the level of performance he put in against Aston Villa, says Kevin Phillips.
Crouch hasn't played for his country since 2010 despite scoring 22 goals in 42 internationals after falling down the pecking order behind the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck, Andy Carroll and Rickie Lambert.
Qatar's World Cup Fight
The What's The Story panel discuss whether Qatar should be allowed to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup following allegations of corruption during the bidding process.
Sky Bet Say...
Punters who have money riding on Colombia to make an impression this summer will have welcomed the news that Radamel Falcao could be back in competitive action by May, according to the player's surgeon.
With Colombia having finished as runners-up to Argentina, who are 5/1 second favourites for the tournament, in the qualifiers, there seems a fair amount of value in backing them in Brazil as an outside bet.
Rated joint-seventh favourites at 25/1 along with Holland and France, Colombia are given the third-best chance of the South American sides, with only front-runners Brazil and Argentina ranked ahead of them in the betting odds. Even 2010 semi-finalists Uruguay are a longer price at 28/1, with Chile next in line at 50/1.
Colombia's best performance in a World Cup is the last 16, achieved in 1990, and Sky Bet make them 13/8 to repeat that feat this summer, while they are 11/4 to make the quarter-finals and 10/1 to be semi-finalists. Alternatively, they can be backed to make the final at 20/1.