Bosnia-Herzegovina: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (10 Days Out)

Whatever the final results end up in Brazil, their appearance is sure to help to unite a young nation (only 21 years of independence) still grappling with political and ethnic divisions. They’re not exactly a household name in the soccer world, but the Bosnians have some real stars that can do some major damage in […]

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Argentina: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (11 Days Out)

Argentina boast enough quality from front to back to pull off the big Brazilian nightmare that would be winning the World Cup Brazil. Talent has not always matched expectations, however, as the “Albiceleste” have disappointingly and surprisingly failed to advance past the quarterfinals since 1990.

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Switzerland: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (12 Days Out)

The youthful and confident Swiss team certainly has been impressive as of late, going unbeaten in their 10 qualifying games – albeit against less than stellar competition – to jump all the way to the eighth position in the FIFA world rankings. Although their qualifying group wasn’t the strongest group in Europe – consisting of […]

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Honduras: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (13 Days Out)

For the first time in their country’s history, Honduras has qualified for a second consecutive World Cup. With their latest qualification, another trip to the semifinals at the 2013 Gold Cup, and a good showing at the 2012 Olympics, Honduras will feel confident they can advance to the knockout stage for the first time at […]

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Ecuador: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (14 Days Out)

Ecuador has become a recognized force in South America and have booked their third World Cup berth, all three of them earned over the last 12 years. They also carry heavy hearts into the tournament after the sudden passing of charismatic striker Christian “Chucho” Benitez in July 2013 due to cardiac arrest while with his Qatari club […]

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Italy: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (15 Days Out)

After having won the World Cup in 2006, the Italians fell flat in 2010, not even making it out of the group phase in South Africa. Now under new coach Cesare Prandelli, Italy will look to show why they’ve always been a force to be reckoned with on the biggest stage for the beautiful game.

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Uruguay: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (16 Days Out)

The two-time world champions are headed to their second straight World Cup and third out of the last four editions. If they can piece together the same type of strong performances that they had in South Africa en route to finishing in fourth place in 2010, the Uruguayans are talented enough to be a very […]

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England: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (17 Days Out)

Within the English community it’s a World Cup ritual that every four years the debate begins as to whether England will come close to reliving the glory days of 1966 when they hoisted the trophy. Since then, they’ve been to eight of eleven World Cup tournaments and have yet to reach the final. In Brazil the […]

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Costa Rica: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (18 Days Out)

Costa Rica missed out on the 2010 World Cup, but they are back after a strong qualifying campaign and will look to spring a surprise or two in Brazil. Also referred to as “Ticos” their team may be flying under the radar, but their five-man backline may prove tough to crack for even the world’s […]

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Japan: 2014 World Cup Brazil Series (19 Days Out)

Japan was the very first national team to qualify for the World Cup Brazil, as they also did in 2006 and 2010. Making their fifth consecutive World Cup appearance, it’s seemingly no longer about how fast the “Samurai Blue” can qualify; it’s what they can do once they are on the stage. This time around […]

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