LONDON, June 3 (Reuters) - Reuters will be publishing an updated version of our soccer World Cup preview package this week. The first tranche will be published from 0100 GMT on June 5 and the remainder will be published at the same time on June 6 and 7.
The extensive package, an updated version of that published at the end of April, has been produced by our correspondents around the globe and will comprise the following items for each of the 32 competing teams:
Prospects - 500/700-word overview of each team’s form, chances, relevant history etc in the June 12-July 13 tournament in Brazil.
Coach profile - 400/600-word profile on each national team coach.
Star player - 300/800-word profile of the key player in each team - longer stories for world names, shorter for lesser-known players from long-shot nations.
Penpix - Two/three-paragraph items on the 23 players in each country’s final squad.
Results - Tabulated list of each country’s results since August 2012 (the start of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign).
We will also provide a short history of the World Cup, a list of previous finals and a statbox with the key betting odds for 2014. June 5 - Groups A, B and C (from 0100 to 0115 GMT) June 6 - Groups D, E and F (from 0100 to 0115 GMT) June 7 - Groups G and H, history, results and betting statbox (from 0100 to 0115 GMT). (Editing by Mitch Phillips)