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World Cup cost-cutting?

By Lorne Jackson on May 21, 10 11:29 AM

CAN it be true? Brazil are such an amazing footballing nation, blessed with layers of ball-belting talent, that they can afford to leave two-time World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho out of their World Cup Squad.

Being a Scot, I can proudly reveal my country has gone one better.

We've left all our players out of the squad for this summer's competition.

Meanwhile, England hopes to host the 2018 World Cup.

Isn't the country broke?

Guess this means that if the Government wants to pay for the expensive shindig, they better get round to Oxfam, fast, and stock up on old jumpers for goalposts.

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