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The Serbs impressed through the qualifiers.
Not the force they were at Italia 90 but still formidable opponents in Group E.
Topped a qualifying group ahead of Portugal, Sweden and Hungary.
The Samurai Blue will be out to improve on their poor showing at Germany 2006.
Have the ability to go far in World Cup 2010.
Defending champions who may prove more difficult to beat the longer they stay in the competition.
The soccer Kiwis get their opportunity to grace the world stage.
A solid qualifying campaign that saw the Paraguayans win 10 matches has them in rude health ahead of the finals.
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Steady progress in qualifying competitions saw the Slovaks finally get over the line and book their ticket to a major final for the first time.
The aristocrats of world football are looking for a sixth victory.
Les Elephants are tipped by many to make a real impact.
Will need to repeat the heroics of 1966.
Made hard work of qualifying and may it difficult to emerge from Group G.
Finish a point behind Brazil in qualifying.
Famously drew with hosts Spain 1-1 in their first ever match at the finals in 1982.
Favourites in the eyes of many to lift the trophy on 11 July.
Survived a 2-1 loss to Luxembourg in the qualifiers to make it to South Africa.
Many believe the French are on the wane - but that was the view prior to the last World Cup and they ended up getting ...
Can Lionel Messi inspire Argentina to World Cup glory like one Diego Maradona did in Mexico '86?
On their day, the Greeks can be tricky opponents as they proved when winning Euro 2004.
The view abounds that this this is not the strongest Super Eagles side that has participated at the World Cup.
Asia's standard bearers at the World Cup
Third finals appearance for the north African's but they still have not emerged from the group stage.
Playing England at any sport is always a bit special, and where the round ball is concerned, even more so.
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