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Bosnia and Herzegovina's story will be one of the most interesting at this summer's World Cup. They have overcome war-torn adversity to reach their first ever finals.
Sky Sports spoke exclusively to their goalkeeper, Stoke City's Asmir Begovic, as the countdown to Brazil continues...
Asmir Begovic tells Sky Sports why he loves the World Cup
Ones to watch
No.40 - Paul Pogba
By 2018 you can fully expect to see the Frenchman's name significantly higher on any such list. The former Manchester United youngster has established himself in Juventus' midfield and at just 21 is already considered a key player for the Old Lady. His combination of power and technique makes him a handful for any opponent.
Who to follow
No.40 - @OliverKayTimes
As chief football correspondent for The Times it is perhaps no surprise he is one of the industry's most respected journalists. Kay seems happy to tweet about all facets of the game and isn't shy when it comes to retweeting other gems you may have missed. An authoritative voice without being ego-driven, Kay will be in the thick of it in Brazil.
World Cup greats
No.40 - Roberto Baggio
Despite lighting up the tournament with a series of match-winning displays, the abiding image of Baggio at the '94 World Cup is of him blazing his penalty high over the bar in the final, handing Brazil the trophy in the shoot-out. He had scored five on Italy's run to the final and scored twice in both the 1990 and 1998 tournaments.