The hosts and pre-tournament have quality all over the pitch

Little is expected but Samuel Eto'o will want to make an impact at his last World Cup

Luka Modric is the standout player in a squad or experienced stars

A squad made from largely domestic-based players has more spirit than ability

Ageing stars have yet to strike a balance with younger squad members

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

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

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

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

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

Fabio Capello's Russia are built on solid defensive foundations

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

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

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


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