News Balls Special: 48 Hours to go!

Just two days to go now! Here's a round-up of the biggest World Cup stories as the clock ticks down to Friday's opening game, Germany v Costa Rica:

Paul Robinson in traditional 'Keeper slags off new World Cup football' story [BBC Sport]
World Cup Power Rankings. F**k, yeah! [Sports Illustrated]
Martin O'Neill wanted England job. Bit late now, Martin [Football365]
Steven Gerrard misses training with stiff back, just a 'precaution' [ESPNsoccernet]
Ronaldo fit to play against Croatia [Guardian Unlimited]