2014 FIFA World Cup teams

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ALGERIA
Group: H
FIFA World Ranking: 22
World Cup appearances: 3
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: 4th in Group C
First round matches:
• June 17: Belgium vs. Algeria, noon
• June 22: Algeria vs. South Korea, 3 p.m.
• June 26: Algeria vs. Russia, 4 p.m.
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ARGENTINA
Group: F
FIFA World Ranking: 5
World Cup appearances: 15
World Cup titles: 2
2010 World Cup finish: Lost in quarterfinals
First round matches:
• June 15: Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6 p.m.
• June 21: Argentina vs. Iran, noon
• June 25: Argentina vs. Nigeria, noon
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AUSTRALIA
Group: B
FIFA World Ranking: 62
World Cup appearances: 3
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: 3rd in Group D
First round matches:
• June 13: Chile vs. Australia, 6 p.m.
• June 18: Netherlands vs. Australia, noon
• June 23: Spain vs. Australia, noon
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BELGIUM
Group: H
FIFA World Ranking: 11
World Cup appearances: 11
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: DNP
First round matches:
• June 17: Belgium vs. Algeria, noon
• June 22: Belgium vs. Russia, noon
• June 26: Belgium vs. South Korea, 4 p.m.
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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Group: F
FIFA World Ranking: 21
World Cup appearances: 0
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: DNP
First round matches:
• June 15: Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina, 6 p.m.
• June 21: Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Nigeria, noon
• June 25: Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran, noon
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BRAZIL
Group: A
FIFA World Ranking: 3
World Cup appearances: 19
World Cup titles: 5
2010 World Cup finish: Lost in quarterfinals
First round matches:
• June 12: Brazil vs. Croatia, 4 p.m.
• June 17: Brazil vs. Mexico, 3 p.m.
• June 23: Brazil vs. Cameroon, 4 p.m.
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CAMEROON
Group: A
FIFA World Ranking: 56
World Cup appearances: 6
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: 4th in Group E
First round matches:
• June 13: Mexico vs. Cameroon, noon
• June 18: Croatia vs. Cameroon, 6 p.m.
• June 23: Brazil vs. Cameroon, 4 p.m.
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CHILE
Group: B
FIFA World Ranking: 14
World Cup appearances: 8
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: Lost in Round of 16
First round matches:
• June 13: Chile vs. Australia, 6 p.m.
• June 18: Spain vs. Chile, 3 p.m.
• June 23: Netherlands vs. Chile, noon
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COLOMBIA
Group: C
FIFA World Ranking: 8
World Cup appearances: 4
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: DNP
First round matches:
• June 14: Colombia vs. Greece, noon
• June 19: Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, noon
• June 24: Colombia vs. Japan, 4 p.m.
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COSTA RICA
Group: D
FIFA World Ranking: 28
World Cup appearances: 3
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: DNP
First round matches:
• June 14: Uruguay vs. Costa Rica, 3 p.m.
• June 20: Costa Rica vs. Italy, noon
• June 24: Costa Rica vs. England, noon
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CROATIA
Group: A
FIFA World Ranking: 18
World Cup appearances: 3
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: DNP
First round matches:
• June 12: Brazil vs. Croatia, 4 p.m.
• June 18: Croatia vs. Cameroon, 4 p.m.
• June 23: Croatia vs. Mexico, 4 p.m.
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ECUADOR
Group: E
FIFA World Ranking: 26
World Cup appearances: 2
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: DNP
First round matches:
• June 15: Switzerland vs. Ecuador, noon
• June 20: Ecuador vs. Honduras, 6 p.m.
• June 25: Ecuador vs. France, 4 p.m.
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ENGLAND
Group: D
FIFA World Ranking: 10
World Cup appearances: 13
World Cup titles: 1
2010 World Cup finish: Lost in Round of 16
First round matches:
• June 14: England vs. Italy, 6 p.m.
• June 19: Uruguay vs. England, 3 p.m.
• June 24: Costa Rica vs. England, noon
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FRANCE
Group: E
FIFA World Ranking: 17
World Cup appearances: 17
World Cup titles: 1
2010 World Cup finish: 4th in Group A
First round matches:
• June 15: France vs. Honduras, 3 p.m.
• June 20: Switzerland vs. France, 3 p.m.
• June 25: Ecuador vs. France, 4 p.m.
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GERMANY
Group: G
FIFA World Ranking: 2
World Cup appearances: 17
World Cup titles: 2
2010 World Cup finish: Lost in semifinals
First round matches:
• June 16: Germany vs. Portugal, noon
• June 21: Germany vs. Ghana, 3 p.m.
• June 26: Germany vs. United States, noon
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GHANA
Group: G
FIFA World Ranking: 37
World Cup appearances: 2
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: Lost in quarterfinals
First round matches:
• June 16: Ghana vs. United States, 6 p.m.
• June 21: Germany vs. Ghana, 3 p.m.
• June 26: Portugal vs. Ghana, noon
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GREECE
Group: C
FIFA World Ranking: 12
World Cup appearances: 2
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: 3rd in Group B
First round matches:
• June 14: Colombia vs. Greece, noon
• June 19: Greece vs. Japan, 6 p.m.
• June 24: Greece vs. Ivory Coast, 4 p.m.
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HONDURAS
Group: E
FIFA World Ranking: 33
World Cup appearances: 2
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: 4th in Group H
First round matches:
• June 15: France vs. Honduras, 3 p.m.
• June 20: Ecuador vs. Honduras, 6 p.m.
• June 25: Switzerland vs. Honduras, 4 p.m.
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IRAN
Group: F
FIFA World Ranking: 43
World Cup appearances: 3
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: DNP
First round matches:
• June 16: Iran vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m.
• June 21: Argentina vs. Iran, noon
• June 25: Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran, noon
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ITALY
Group: D
FIFA World Ranking: 9
World Cup appearances: 17
World Cup titles: 4
2010 World Cup finish: 4th in Group F
First round matches:
• June 14: England vs. Italy, 6 p.m.
• June 20: Costa Rica vs. Italy, noon
• June 24: Uruguay vs. Italy, noon
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IVORY COAST
Group: C
FIFA World Ranking: 23
World Cup appearances: 2
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: 3rd in Group G
First round matches:
• June 14: Ivory Coast vs. Japan, 9 p.m.
• June 19: Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, noon
• June 24: Greece vs. Ivory Coast, 4 p.m.
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JAPAN
Group: C
FIFA World Ranking: 46
World Cup appearances: 4
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: Lost in Round of 16
First round matches:
• June 14: Ivory Coast vs. Japan, 9 p.m.
• June 19: Greece vs. Japan, 6 p.m.
• June 24: Colombia vs. Japan, 4 p.m.
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MEXICO
Group: A
FIFA World Ranking: 20
World Cup appearances: 14
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: Lost in Round of 16
First round matches:
• June 13: Mexico vs. Cameroon, noon
• June 17: Brazil vs. Mexico, 3 p.m.
• June 23: Croatia vs. Mexico, 4 p.m.
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NETHERLANDS
Group: B
FIFA World Ranking: 15
World Cup appearances: 9
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: Lost in finals
First round matches:
• June 13: Spain vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m.
• June 18: Netherlands vs. Australia, noon
• June 23: Netherlands vs. Chile, noon
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NIGERIA
Group: F
FIFA World Ranking: 44
World Cup appearances: 4
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: 4th in Group B
First round matches:
• June 16: Iran vs. Nigeria, 3 p.m.
• June 21: Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Nigeria, noon
• June 225: Argentina vs. Nigeria, noon
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PORTUGAL
Group: G
FIFA World Ranking: 4
World Cup appearances: 5
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: Lost in Round of 16
First round matches:
• June 16: Germany vs. Portugal, noon
• June 22: Portugal vs. United States, 6 p.m.
• June 26: Portugal vs. Ghana, noon
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RUSSIA
Group: H
FIFA World Ranking: 19
World Cup appearances: 9
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: DNP
First round matches:
• June 17: Russia vs. South Korea, 6 p.m.
• June 22: Belgium vs. Russia, noon
• June 26: Algeria vs. Russia, 4 p.m.
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SOUTH KOREA
Group: H
FIFA World Ranking: 57
World Cup appearances: 8
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: Lost in Round of 16
First round matches:
• June 17: Russia vs. South Korea, 6 p.m.
• June 22: Algeria vs. South Korea, 3 p.m.
• June 26: Belgium vs. South Korea, 4 p.m.
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SPAIN
Group: B
FIFA World Ranking: 1
World Cup appearances: 13
World Cup titles: 1
2010 World Cup finish: Won
First round matches:
• June 13: Spain vs. Netherlands, 3 p.m.
• June 18: Spain vs. Chile, 3 p.m.
• June 23: Spain vs. Australia, noon
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SWITZERLAND
Group: E
FIFA World Ranking: 6
World Cup appearances: 9
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: 3rd in Group H
First round matches:
• June 15: Switzerland vs. Ecuador, noon
• June 20: Switzerland vs. France, noon
• June 25: Switzerland vs. Honduras, 4 p.m.
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UNITED STATES
Group: G
FIFA World Ranking: 13
World Cup appearances: 9
World Cup titles: 0
2010 World Cup finish: Lost in Round of 16
First round matches:
• June 16: Ghana vs. United States, 6 p.m.
• June 22: Portugal vs. United States, 6 p.m.
• June 26: Germany vs. United States, noon.
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URUGUAY
Group: D
FIFA World Ranking: 7
World Cup appearances: 11
World Cup titles: 2
2010 World Cup finish: Lost in semifinals
First round matches:
• June 14: Uruguay vs. Costa Rica, 3 p.m.
• June 19: Uruguay vs. England, 3 p.m.
• June 24: Uruguay vs. Italy, noon

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A team-by-team look at the 32 teams taking part in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

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