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Group B

AUSTRALIA

Federation: AFC

FIFA World Rank: 62

Nickname: Socceroos

Coach: Ange Postecoglou

Player to know: Mile Jedinak, midfielder. Australia's new captain isn't afraid to go straight through the middle and ruffle feathers.

CHILE

Federation:  CONMEBOL

FIFA World Rank: 14

Nickname: La Roja (The Red One)

Coach: Jorge Sampaoli

Player to know:  Arturo Vidal, midfielder. Mr. Do-It-All. Endless motor. Think LeBron James in a red soccer jersey.

NETHERLANDS

Federation: UEAF

FIFA World Rank: 15

Nickname: Clockwork Orange

Coach: Louis van Gaal

Player to know: Robin van Persie, forward. Consider him one of the best finishers in the entire competition.

SPAIN

Federation: UEAF

FIFA World Rank: 1

Nickname: La Furia Roja (The Red Fury)

Coach: Vicente del Bosque

Player to know: Sergio Ramos, defender. He scored 5 goals in 6 games. And he's defender.

PREDICTION

Spain and The Netherlands advance

 

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