Three themes to watch for in the World Cup 2010

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What are you watching for in this World Cup? A favorite team? Hoping for upsets? Our sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin says we might see some young talent emerge while older leaders have to sit out with injuries.

Ivory Coast was expected to be a force to be reckoned with, but luck was against them. They have as tough a schedule as anyone in the tournament and they are starting off with their captain and star goal scorer, Dider Drogba, injured on the bench. Likewise, England has an injured captain, Rio Ferdinand, who was the anchor of their defense. Will we see stand out performances from the bench?

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