Gary Lineker's World Cup 2014 videos

Gary Lineker's World Cup

Watch Gary Lineker's video updates from Brazil for his take on the biggest stories at the 2014 World Cup.

The Match of the Day presenter played at the 1986 and 1990 World Cups and is England's second-highest goal-scorer with 48 strikes in 80 appearances for his country.

He won the Golden Boot at the 1986 finals in Mexico with what he describes as six 'tap-ins'.

England v Italy preview

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Watch Gary Lineker give his thoughts on England's opening World Cup match

Gary Lineker looks ahead to England's opening Fifa World Cup match against Italy in the Amazonian city of Manaus.

The Match of the Day presenter gives his opinion on who Roy Hodgson could select for the group match, and believes the England boss should put his faith in the young players.

Spain v Netherlands preview

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World Cup 2014: Lineker predicts Spanish win against Netherlands

Gary makes his predictions before World Cup holders Spain take on Netherlands in the first Group B game at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

The two sides met in the final of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when Andres Iniesta's dramatic winner late in extra time gave Spain World Cup glory for the first time.

Lineker's four teams to win World Cup

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Lineker's four teams to win World Cup

Gary picks the four teams that he believes can win the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.

Defending world champions Spain, hosts Brazil, Germany and Lionel Messi's to fire Argentina and Germany are among the favourites, but tips Lionel Messi to fire Argentina to glory on football's biggest stage.

Lineker's guide to the World Cup groups

Gary Lineker

Thirty-two teams, 64 games, 31 days and one prize - the World Cup is here.

Only one side can lift the trophy in Rio on Sunday 13 July, but who are the teams to watch?

Gary Lineker guides you through the eight groups.

The pressure on Brazil

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Brazil face enormous pressure - Lineker

Gary believes hosts Brazil face a big challenge living up to the "enormous" expectations of their fans as they prepare to host - and win - the 2014 World Cup.

He thinks Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has done a great job improving team spirit within the squad - but can Scolari's men win the tournament?

Messi v Ronaldo

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Messi more of a team player - Lineker

Gary's verdict on the relative merits of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi.

The former England striker describes both players as "fantastic" - but who does he think is a better team player?

Who will win the Golden Boot?

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Lineker tips Messi for Golden Boot

Gary discusses who he thinks will finish top scorer at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.

Gary of course is a Golden Boot winner himself, having scored six times at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.