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Group C: Japan

Appearing in a fifth tournament in a row this is a chance for Japan to establish themselves as a serious force

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Group D: Costa Rica

A strong defence is about to come up against serious attacking talent

Group D: England

Expectations, for a change, are low but England could yet do well

Group D: Italy

Not a classic Italy squad but write the four-time champions off at your peril

Group D: Uruguay

Suarez and Cavani will cause any team trouble, but can rest of team step up?

Group E: Ecuador

Normally so impressive on home turf (9,000ft sbove seal level) they will need to adapt fast to survive

Group E: France

Plenty of talent and a demand to do better than the disaster of 2010

Group E: Honduras

A youthful squad will hope to start well and progress to later stages

Group E: Switzerland

Fact - Switzerland are ranked by FIFA as the 8th best team in the world

Group F: Argentina

A blistering attack but leaky derence make thins interesting in South America

Group F: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Edin Dzeko will carry the hopes of this free-scoring nation in a tough group

Group F: Iran

Carlos Quieroz leads Iran into their fourth FIFA World Cup

Group F: Nigeria

2013 African Cup of Nations champions approach the tournament with confidence

Group G: Germany

One of the most exciting teams to watch in world football always impress

Group G: Ghana

A strong squad will look to bounce back from Luis Suarez-inspired gloom

Group G: Portugal

Not a one man team at all, but Cristiano Ronaldo's form will be key

Group G: USA

Jurgen Klinsmann's reputation as a world class coach is on the line

Group H: Algeria

Despite qualifying with ease this is one of the softer squads in Brazil

Group H: Belgium

A squad with many English Premier League stars are an outside pick for an upset

Group H: Korea Republic

Occasional over-performers Korea could struggle to exit the group stages

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