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Group H

ALGERIA

Federation: CAF

FIFA World Rank: 22

Nickname: Les Fennecs (The Desert Foxes)

Coach: Vahid Halilhodžić

Player to know: Islam Slimani, forward. Went from bench to starter for Sporting Lisbon this season.  

BELGIUM

Federation:  UEFA

FIFA World Rank: 11

Nickname: Les Diables Rouges (The Red Devils)

Coach: Marc Wilmots

Player to know:  Romelu Lukaku, forward. Find himself alone in the spotlight now that Christian Benteke is out with a torn ACL.

RUSSIA

Federation: UEFA

FIFA World Rank: 19

Nickname: Sbornaya (The National Team)

Coach: Fabio Capello

Player to know: Aleksandr Kokorin, forward. He's just got skills. Trust us.

SOUTH KOREA

Federation: AFC

FIFA World Rank: 57

Nickname: Taeguk (Warriors)

Coach: Hong Myung-Bo

Player to know: Son Heung-Min, forward. A trickster with the ball. He's tons of fun to watch.

PREDICTION

Belgium and South Korea advance.

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