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    Superman: Born in Tashkent to a Nigerian father and Russian mother, 28-year-old Super Eagles striker Peter Osaze Odemwingie first learnt the ropes at CSKA Moscow and is back playing club football in the Russian capital with Lokomotiv Moscow after two seasons with Belgian side La Louviere, and three years in France with Lille. To wish him good luck as Lokomotiv’s only representative in South Africa, the club magazine recently featured him on their cover dressed as Superman and labelled ‘Odem-Wingman’.

    Bad omens? Beaten 2-0 by Korea Republic in their first outing, Greece must now bounce back against two teams they also tackled at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Their upcoming opponents Nigeria saw them off 2-0 in the USA and the European side only fared worse against Argentina, succumbing 4-0.

    French conundrum: France possess a wealth of attacking talents, but since lifting the Trophy in 1998 only three of their nine goals at FIFA World Cup final tournaments have come from strikers. Or, more precisely, from one striker – Thierry Henry. A genuine mystery.