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By John R. Bolton
Reality calls for attaching Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan
Topic - World Cup
The Brazilian football federation elected a new president on Wednesday, although little is changing at the helm of the organization.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is hopeful of taking Giuseppe Rossi to the World Cup in Brazil but is wary of putting pressure on the young forward as he recovers from injury.
Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be among the crowds at this summer's World Cup soccer tournament.
Porto Alegre is one of the most tradition-rich football cities in Brazil, providing the perfect background for World Cup matches.
Already with an eye on the 2018 World Cup it will host, Russia is headed to Brazil with the attitude that anything short of advancement from Group H will be a failure.
With its rivers, beaches and coral reefs, the northeastern city of Recife is nicknamed the Venice of Brazil.
Although Russia is a team with plenty of veterans, only one of them has seen World Cup action.
"Fighting boar" midfielder, senator, coach - Marc Wilmots will need the traits of all three of his careers, past and present, to turn Belgium's World Cup into a success.
With Belgium, Russia, South Korea and Algeria, don't expect too much pre-World Cup hype from Group H.
Since returning to the World Cup in 1990 after a 40-year absence, the United States has alternated group-stage elimination with advancement to the knockout round.
Under coach Vahid Halilhodzic, Algeria has more flair and scores more goals.
For the first time since 1990, the United States heads to the biggest football tournament on the planet with no central defenders with World Cup experience.
Despite being in charge of one of the top favorites at the World Cup, Germany coach Joachim Loew is deeply worried.
Michael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng are both returning after extended breaks from international football to play for Ghana at the World Cup, and Andre Ayew is also likely to be one of the country's pivotal players in Brazil.
Hong Myong-bo is already regarded as one of Asia's greatest players. If the 45-year-old former South Korea captain can guide his national team to the knockout stage of the World Cup, it will be a significant step to becoming one of the continent's best ever coaches, too.