This is South Korea

It’s hard to think of a World Cup without South Korea. In fact, this is the ninth consecutive time that they’ve qualified, and their tenth in total. However, they’ve only twice qualified from their group, and have never won a knockout match without going to extra time. Their exploits at the 2002 World Cup still…

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This is Sweden

Sweden and its history with the FIFA World Cup can be narrowed down to very few tournaments where they made a significant impact. Since making their debut on the world stage in 1934, the Swedish national team has finished second in 1958, while previously finishing third in Brazil 1950. It was close to half a…

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This is Mexico

The road to Russia If there’s usually a safe bet at a World Cup, it’s that Mexico will make it out of the group stages but go no further, as has been the case in all of their last six attempts. El Tri always have the potential to be dangerous, but never quite enough to…

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This is Germany

So, what do you say about the team that has almost everything? It’s not technically perfect, and according to a lot of international media, there are no true superstars. Yet, die Deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft — Germany, or DFB for short — have plenty to offer as a team that just might defend their 2014 World Cup…

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