Algeria will be looking to cause a World Cup upset by reaching the knockout stages for the first time.
Russia often promise to impress at the World Cup, but will they flatter to deceive again in Brazil?
Sky Sports takes a closer look at the Ivory Coast as they prepare for their third World Cup outing.
Greece are among the outsiders to go all the way and they need to improve on a terrible World Cup record.
Japan are becoming regular competitors and Pete O'Rourke analyses their chances in Brazil.
South Korea struggled during qualifying but have a quick young team that could shock Belgium and Russia.
An exciting squad and a favourable draw make Colombia dark horses in Brazil. We take a closer look.
Dark horses Chile have the potential to go far. Will they though? Chris Burton looks at how they shape up.
Beaten finalists in 2010, the Netherlands hope to go one better. Chris Burton considers that possibility.
The Central Americans are in their third World Cup campaign as they look for their first win.
Ecuador look to make an impact in their first finals appearance on their home continent.
Winners in 1998, France had a disastrous 2010 campaign and will be looking for more success.
Switzerland are one of a handful of teams who arrive in Brazil for the second time as World Cup finalists.
Spain are looking to defend the crown they landed in 2010. Chris Burton examines how they might fare.
Back at the World Cup after missing out in 2010, Costa Rica are group outsiders. Lewis Rutledge gauges their progress.
Contenders at any World Cup, Italy’s confidence is again high. Lewis Rutledge assesses the Azzurri.
Uruguay are dangerous customers who hold a couple of aces, but are they past their best? Lewis Rutledge takes a look.
England must overcome a hard group and Amazonian conditions if they are to prove they can compete.
Can Ballon d'Or holder Cristiano Ronaldo carry Portugal into the knockout stages?
Cameroon will always hold a place in the hearts of fans after their memorable campaign in 1990.
As Chelsea's John Terry signs a new deal, we look at why he remains the leading centre-back.