Hello and welcome to another episode of the Full Time Football Podcast. Today we will be previewing Group B of the World Cup. This group kicks off with a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands. The group will also feature a very talented Chile squad and a young Australia squad that looks to have its eyes on the future.

Joining me today, is the man who rekindled my love of football. Steven Ferris is one of my best friends, one of the most skilled footballers I’ve had the pleasure to play with, and perhaps most importantly the man who introduced me to Football Manager. He has played for top clubs in Northern Ireland including Champions League qualifying regulars Linfield as well as Newry City, and Downpatrick. All the way from beautiful Cranfield Beach, Steven it’s a pleasure to have you.

AUSTRALIA
GOALKEEPERS: Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United), Mitchell Langerak (Borussia Dortmund), Mat Ryan (Club Brugge).

DEFENDERS: Jason Davidson (SC Heracles Almelo), Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar), Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng), Matthew Spiranovic, (Western Sydney Wanderers), Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Bailey Wright (Preston North End)

MIDFIELDERS: Oliver Bozanic (FC Luzern), Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa), James Holland (Austria Wien), Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace), Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town), Matthew McKay (Brisbane Roar), Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory), Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht), James Troisi (Melbourne Victory), Dario Vidosic (FC Sion).

FORWARDS: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls), Ben Halloran (Fortuna Duesseldorf), Matthew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt), Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets) 

CHILE

GOALKEEPERS: Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad), Johnny Herrera (Universidad de Chile), Cristopher Toselli (Universidad Catolica)

DEFENDERS: Gary Medel (Cardiff City), Jose Rojas (Universidad de Chile), Eugenio Mena (Santos), Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest)

MIDFIELDERS: Arturo Vidal (Juventus), Mauricio Isla (Juventus), Marcelo Diaz (Basel), Francisco Silva (Osasuna), Felipe Gutierrez (FC Twente), Jose Pedro Fuenzalida (Colo Colo), Carlos Carmona (Atalanta), Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic), Charles Aranguiz (Internacional), Miiko Albornoz (Malmo)

FORWARDS: Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona), Eduardo Vargas (Valencia), Jorge Valdivia (Palmeiras), Mauricio Pinilla (Cagliari), Esteban Paredes (Colo Colo), Fabian Orellana (Celta Vigo)

NETHERLANDS

GOALKEEPERS: Michel Vorm (Swansea City), Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Jasper Cillessen (AFC Ajax)

DEFENDERS: Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa), Daryl Janmaat (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins Indi (Feyenoord), Stefan de Vrij (Feyenoord), Daley Blind (Ajax), Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg), Joel Veltman (AFC Ajax), Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord)

MIDFIELDERS: Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea City), Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Leroy Fer (Norwich City), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV)

FORWARDS: Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce), Robin van Persie (Manchester United), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Jeremain Lens (Dinamo Kiev), Memphis Depay (PSV) 

SPAIN

GOALKEEPERS: Iker Casillas (Real Madrid), Pepe Reina (Napoli), David de Gea (Manchester United)

DEFENDERS: Juanfran Torres (Atletico Madrid), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Raul Albiol (Napoli), Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich)

MIDFIELDERS: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid), Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona), David Silva (Manchester City), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), Juan Mata (Manchester United)

FORWARDS: Pedro Rodriguez (Barcelona), Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid), David Villa (Atletico Madrid), Fernando Torres (Chelsea)

Matches:


SPAIN vs. NETHERLANDS
June 13, 2014 – 15:00 Local Time
Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

CHILE vs. AUSTRALIA
June 13, 2014 – 18:00 Local Time
Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba

AUSTRALIA vs. NETHERLANDS
June 18, 2014 – 13:00 Local Time
Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre

SPAIN vs. CHILE
June 18, 2014 – 16:00 Local Time
Maracana, Rio de Janiero

AUSTRALIA vs. SPAIN
June 23, 2014 – 13:00 Local Time
Arena da Baixada, Curitiba

NETHERLANDS vs. CHILE
June 23, 2014 – 13:00 Local Time
Arena Corinthians, Sao Paolo