FIFA World Rank: 2
Nickname: Die Mannschaft (The Team)
Coach: Joachim "Jogi" Löw
Player to know: Bastian Schweinsteiger, midfielder. Makes goals look way too easy.
FIFA World Rank: 37
Nickname: The Black Stars
Coach: James Kwesi Appiah
Player to know: Kwadwo Asamoah, midfielder. Ghana's best playmaker.
FIFA World Rank: 4
Nickname: The Selection of the Shields
Coach: Paulo Bento
Player to know: Cristiano Ronaldo, forward. FIFA World Player of the Year award winner in 2013, his 16 goals broke the Champions League record this last season.
FIFA World Rank: 13
Nickname: The Yanks
Coach: Jürgen Klinsmann
Player to know: Michael Bradley, midfielder. The son of former USA head coach Bob Bradley, Michael is one of Team USA's most athletic players.
Germany and United States advance. (Because we're homers - but it'll probably be Portugal.)