first_img11. South Korea – 8 out of 23 players are returning – 35%10. Germany – 9 out of 23 players are returning – 39%8= Colombia – 10 out of 23 players are returning – 43%8= Uruguay – 10 out of 23 players are returning – 43% 7 But many believe tournament experience is key for any country at the tournament.The folks over at BetVictor have compared all the squads going to Russia and it makes for interesting reading.See which nation has the most returning players from the World Cup in Brazil below…19= Nigeria – 5 out of 23 players are returning – 22%19= England – 5 out of 23 players are returning – 22%16= Australia – 6 out of 23 players are returning – 26%16= France – 6 out of 23 players are returning – 26% France’s team ahead of their clash with Germany in 2014 Beto stands alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in 2014 16= Russia – 6 out of 23 players are returning – 26%12= Argentina – 7 out of 23 players are returning – 30%12= Brazil – 7 out of 23 players are returning – 30%12= Iran – 7 out of 23 players are returning – 30%12= Portugal – 7 out of 23 players are returning – 30% Belgium pose ahead of their World Cup 2014 match with the United States 7 Uruguay line up at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil 7 7 Brazil line up in ahead of a friendly prior to the World Cup in Russia 6= Japan – 11 out of 23 players are returning – 48%6= Spain – 11 out of 23 players are returning – 48%5. Costa Rica – 12 out of 23 players are returning – 52%3= Croatia – 13 out of 23 players are returning – 57% 7 3= Mexico – 13 out of 23 players are returning – 57%2. Switzerland – 14 out of 23 players are returning – 61%1. Belgium – 15 out of 23 players are returning – 65% 7 7 Members of the Croatian national team pose for the team photo prior to their match with Cameroon in 2014 With the World Cup imminent and all the squads announced, we’re all assessing which nations have the quality to win.It’s being looked at in many different ways with some valuing the skills of individuals, the tactics being used, and the mentalities of the groups.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Friday’s ceremony was dampened by a heavy blanket of fog that shrouded the surrounding mountains and spoiled the vista from the pavilion. In fact, Bush had to travel from West Los Angeles by motorcade rather than helicopter because of the weather. But the day was a triumph, with Bush speaking of Reagan’s trip aboard the plane to Berlin where he challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987 to tear down the wall. The aircraft took Richard Nixon to the Middle East and Gerald Ford to the Far East, traveling a total of 445 missions for seven presidents over three decades. “I am proud to stand in this magnificent pavilion that is now home to a celebrated symbol of democracy and freedom,” Bush said. “You know, across this nation, Americans can visit many great memorials to the cause of liberty –from a statue in a busy harbor whose arm carries high the flame of freedom, to a quiet field in Arlington filled with rows of white tombstones, to a mountainside in the heartland carved with the images of America’s great leaders. Each evokes a sense of awe and wonder. “But none can soar at more than 500 miles an hour, carrying freedom’s message across oceans and continents.” function openpopupAIRFORCEONE(){ var popurl=”http://lang.dailynews.com/news/files/flash/airforceone.swf” winpops=window.open(popurl,””,”width=600,height=575,”) } • Photo Gallery: 10/21: Bush visits Southland Nancy Reagan, wearing a light-brown suit, was radiant, sharing some memories aboard the plane her husband boarded for 211 journeys and logged in over 631,000 miles –ore than any other president before him. She thanked the pilots and crew members who celebrated a reunion at the dedication. “This achievement is yours as well,” she said. Lt. Col. Steve Chealander, Reagan’s military aide, said stepping aboard the plane, known by its tail number 27000, was “very nostalgic.” “It smelled the same, it looked the same,” he said. “It was awesome. The $31 million, three-story, 87,000-square-foot pavilion, an architectural marvel, sets the plane as if in flight. The 707 faces a huge glass window overlooking the mountains of western Simi Valley. The exhibit also includes a Marine One helicopter, the president’s motorcade and an Irish pub. The “flying White House” is filled with artifacts from the Reagan years, 1980-88, including the former first couple’s flight jackets, handwritten letters and the president’s favorite jelly beans. “President Reagan would be very thrilled with this because it’s the fulfillment of a dream” Chealander said. “He feels this should be shared with everybody because this is their White House, their presidency. “It could not be better. It looks like it’s taking off, fully restored in its original form. Everything you see inside is authentic.” Visitors enter where seven presidents who used the plane as Air Force One boarded, a door marked on both sides with the presidential seal. The pavilion marks “the realization of Ronnie’s dream,” Mrs. Reagan said. “As visitors climb the stairs to the door of this airplane, I hope they will feel as Ronnie and I did every time we arrived on foreign soil in faraway countries or returned safely home to American shores — grateful for our many blessings.” The 707 served presidents from Nixon to Clinton, the latter using it as a back-up to the Air Force One ordered by Reagan. Nancy Reagan told the crowd that the couple’s last trip aboard came after Reagan left office in January 1989, and the couple headed home to California. “I can still see Ronnie, peering out the window in our cabin as he watched Washington disappear against the landscape,” Mrs. Reagan said. “It was overwhelming,” said Lee F. Simmons, a steward on two planes used as Air Force One, serving presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. Presidential aircraft are only dubbed Air Force One when the president is aboard. Attending the dedication were Reagan family friend Merv Griffin, former California Gov. Pete Wilson and wife, Gayle, and members of the state’s Republican congressional delegation including Elton R. Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks. Simi Valley Mayor Paul Miller said Friday’s ceremony was a great tribute to one of America’s greatest presidents. “This is a great symbol of his legacy, this airplane,” he said. “I’m so excited.” Fred Ryan, chairman of the board of trustees for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, said the exhibit is more than a retired aircraft. “The purpose of this new museum is not history called past, but to inspire future generations of American leaders,” he said. “It’s a symbol of American strength, and the awesome, global responsibility of the president of the United States.” The Ronald Reagan Foundation raised the $31 million through private donations. Their fundraising efforts were completed earlier this week with a $10 million donation from Boone Pickens, a Texas oil and gas executive. Angie Valencia-Martinez can be reached at (805) 583-7602, or by e-mail at [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The gleaming Boeing 707 remained stationary, mounted above the cheering throng, the star of a spectacular new exhibit dedicated by Bush, his wife and Mrs. Reagan at the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. To the strains of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Symphony’s “…off we go, into the wild blue yonder…,” the trio led an entourage that toured the pavilion, which opens to the public on Monday. “There’s no more fitting place for it to be,” said Reagan fan Corrine Clement, of Las Vegas, one of about 750 invited guests. “It’s an aircraft as big as the man himself.”center_img SIMI VALLEY — With President Bush at her side, former First Lady Nancy Reagan turned to the crowd Friday and waved, then climbed aboard Air Force One for the first time since her husband left office. For More Infolast_img read more