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Category Archives: 2014 World Cup Preview
Ivory Coast is making their third consecutive World Cup appearance. The best team in Africa has got some business to take care of, having been knocked out of the group stages in both 2006 and 2010. Defeats to Argentina and Netherlands in their first two games spoiled their World Cup debut, while in 2010, they were unable to topple powerhouses Brazil and Portugal.
Croatia is not a team any soccer analyst will be looking at to make a big impact when the festivities of the World Cup get under way in June. The third best team at France 1998 have not been as dominant in recent tournaments. Prior to the Brazil 2014 World Cup, Croatia were unable to get out of the group stages in both 2002 and 2006, and failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup hosted in South Africa.