World Cup 2014 – Get To Know The Teams

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It’s almost crunch time; let us get acquainted with the teams that will be swarming our lives for the next one month in celebration of World Cup!

Let’s get one thing straight – from June 12th to July 13th, you’ll probably need to deal with boyfriends as well as girlfriends who are going to be glued to the TV on most nights.

The sweet game of football goes into overdrive every four years and this year, the 2014 World Cup is taking place in Brazil. We foresee lots of bleary eyes, football talk and jersey fashion in the coming weeks.

Speaking of jerseys, it’d be good to know the teams that will invade your screens and life. Get to know the nations and their official kit, all 32 of them!

Algeria
Also known as Fennec Foxes, this is the nation’s second entry to the World Cup after debuting in 2010.

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Argentina
National pride at its best, Lionel Messi would be the man to watch.

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Australia
Officially nicknamed Socceroos, the Aussies’ jerseys draw inspiration from the yellow colour worn by the nationals 40 years ago.

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Belgium
One of two teams to have a third jersey, the Belgians are considered to be one of the underdogs to watch this year! It is their first tournament in 12 years, so nothing short of greatness from this team.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
This will be Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first major tournament and many are waiting to see what this squad can do.

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Brazil
The other team with three jerseys for World Cup. The host and crowd favourite is sure going to heat things up with national support backing them up.

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Cameroon
One of the more outstanding jerseys you’ll see on the field this year comes from this Cameroon team, which has qualified for the World Cup seven times.

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Chile
Luck may not be on Chile side as they’ve been drawn in the same group as Spain and the Netherlands.

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Colombia
The dark horse of World Cup 2014. This formidable team has been picked as a contender to genuinely challenge for the trophy.

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Costa Rica
Not one to be underestimated! Despite being drawn in the same group as Uruguay, Italy and England, the Costa Rican team could give the top teams a good challenge.

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Croatia
The squad will be facing a tough opening match against Brazil!

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Ecuador
It was a surprise to the nation when its team qualified for the World Cup and this would be its third appearance.

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England
England has never made quite the impact they hoped at international level and this year’s expectation is low. But with the reduced pressure, this might just work in their favour.

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France
The Les Blues has been under-performing but this team has both youth and experience on their side.

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Germany
Much are expected of the German squad. They’re predicted to reach the finals this year!

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Ghana
This team head into the World Cup with confidence high and will be looking to cause serious upsets to top teams.

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Greece
Not much is thought of the team than to make it through the group stage.

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Holland
The Oranjes will probably be looking for revenge against Spain as they’ve been drawn in the same group. Four years ago, the Spaniard had beaten them to the trophy in extra time during the Final.

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Honduras
Meet the outsiders of World Cup.

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Iran
Iran is one of the unknown entities of this edition of World Cup but they’re pundits favourite to steal a point or two in their group matches.

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Italy
The Azzuri will not be among the favourites this year but they’re capable of inflicting damage on the heavyweight teams. They face Uruguay and England in the opening group match.

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Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast is going into the tournament to rebuild their pride after having being knocked out in the group stages on the two occasions they qualified previously.

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Japan
Asian representation – Japan has been put on the favourite to make it through to the second round and anything more will be a bonus.

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Mexico
This team is predicted to also make it to the second round.

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Nigeria
African Nations cup holder goes in with a young side hoping to reach the second stages.

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Portugal
Not the strongest tournament favourite but Portugal is expected to go deep into the game with all eyes on Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Russia
Even though the Russians’ history at the World Cup has been nothing but disappointing, the team will be looking to make an impression in Brazil.

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South Korea
This will be South Korea’s eight appearance at the World Cup. They will be hoping to replicate their thrilling 2002 run to the semi-finals.

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Spain
World Cup champion, Spain returns as a crowd (and pundit) favourite and will be fighting hard to keep their title.

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Switzerland
Drawn against Honduras and Ecuador, it’s going to be tough fight ahead. The Swiss will also be playing France in the group stages.

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USA
Soccer, they may call it. The Yanks go in with little expectations and if they do progress into the knockout stages, it’ll be a story to tell for years to come.

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Uruguay
With Luis Suarez doubtful for World Cup, the team may not be able to make as big an impact as they would like. It’d still be interesting to see the team in action nevertheless!

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