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<i>IoS</i> World Cup water cooler!

England's woes aside, the tournament has exploded into life, providing us with joyous moments of often-heated debate in the workplace. Rob Sharp and Samuel Muston on the successes, failures, and controversies so far

Outside Edge (20/06/10)

Congratulations to the four-man crew who have retraced Captain Bligh's 4,400-mile escape from the mutiny on the Bounty in a replica 25ft open boat, sailing for 48 days from Tonga to West Timor. They had no compasses or charts – or toilet paper – and lived off fish and rainwater. But they have got nothing on Reid Stowe, who arrived in New York in his homemade 70ft schooner after 1,152 days at sea, the longest-ever continuous sea voyage. He never set foot on land, also living off fish and rain. Reid, 58, has now met his two-year-old son Darshen for the first time. His partner Soanya Ahmad left after 300 days because of seasickness but she turned out to be pregnant. There was a big swell.

Del Bosque: Spanish yet to show true spirit

The Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is confident his team's "true personality" will emerge in the final two group matches as they look to revive their World Cup campaign after an opening defeat to Switzerland on Wednesday.

Casillas says Spain will respect opponents

Captain Iker Casillas has promised Spain will not take any team lightly in South Africa as they look to add the world title to their European crown.

Del Bosque tries to manage expectations

Spain v Switzerland; Today, 3pm, BBC1

Juande Ramos: Spain don't start with Fabregas for a simple reason: with a squad this good, they'll win without him

The Spanish Angle: I cannot remember a better Spain squad in my lifetime. They are very used to playing with each other and that gives them a big advantage

Casillas wrong to attack keepers, insists Banks

Gordon Banks has hit back at Iker Casillas' "disrespectful" claim that England's goalkeepers are not up to scratch. The Spain No 1 said earlier this week that David James, Rob Green and Joe Hart lacked the big-match pedigree to cut it at the World Cup.

Diary: School's out for Eugenie

Charles Saatchi's Newspeak exhibition opened at the collector's London gallery yesterday, and among the works on show is Eugenie Scrase's "Trunkated", a found section of fencing topped with a fallen chunk of tree. Viewers of BBC2's School of Saatchi will recall Scrase (and her piece) as the winner of that TV reality contest. The works she created for broadcast also included a lamp-pull draped over a radiator, and a whistle hanging from a door handle. "Actually," she corrects me, "it was a handlebar for handicapped people getting out of the bath." And what has the 20-year-old, currently completing her second year at the Slade art school, been up to since the show was broadcast? Working with doorhandles, as it happens: "I've been tampering with and perverting their intended role," she says. "I'm also planning a project in Frankfurt to do with bollards." For now, however, Scrase plans to spend her summer waitressing at a caff in Brixton. The life of an artist.

Schwarzer speaks out about World Cup ball

Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer believes the key to coping with the controversial balls to be used at the World Cup will be to remain calm after admitting to struggling with them during yesterday's 1-0 warm-up win over Denmark.

World Cup Countdown: 31/05/2010

11 days to go

Injured duo Torres and Fabregas in final Spain squad

Convalescing duo Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas have both been included in Spain's final 23-man squad for the World Cup, along with uncapped trio Victor Valdes, Pedro Rodriguez and Javi Martinez.

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