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Group F


Federation: CONMEBOL

FIFA World Rank: 5

Nickname: La Albiceleste (The White and Sky Blue)

Coach: Alejandro Sabella

Player to know: Lionel Messi, forward. Simply put, he won World Player of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 before being unseated by Cristiano Ronaldo.


Federation:  UEFA

FIFA World Rank: 21

Nickname: Zmajev (The Dragons)

Coach: Safet "Pape" Sušić

Player to know:  Edin Džeko, forward. Scored 16 goals in 31 Premier League games for Manchester City.


Federation: AFC

FIFA World Rank: 43

Nickname: Team Melli (The National Team)

Coach: Carlos Queiroz

Player to know: Reza Ghoochannejhad, forward. Attack, attack, attack, score. That's how he rolls.


Federation: UEAF

FIFA World Rank: 44

Nickname: Super Eagles

Coach: Stephen Keshi

Player to know: Vincent Enyeama, goalkeeper. He's the one charged with making Lionel Messi and Edin Džeko stay quiet. Good luck


Argentina and Bosnia advance.