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Our handy guide of where to catch the match

Group A: Brazil

The hosts and pre-tournament have quality all over the pitch

Group A: Cameroon

Little is expected but Samuel Eto'o will want to make an impact at his last World Cup

Group A: Croatia

Luka Modric is the standout player in a squad or experienced stars

Group A: Mexico

A squad made from largely domestic-based players has more spirit than ability

Group B: Australia

Ageing stars have yet to strike a balance with younger squad members

Group B: Chile

Free-flowing attacking football but without the stars for serious impact

Group B: Netherlands

Louis Van Gaal's last tournament before heading to Manchester United

Group B: Spain

Reigning champions are strong in every department but doubts are starting to appear

Group C: Colombia

The form and fitness of Monaco striker Falcao will dictate Colombian hopes

Group C: Cote d’Ivoire

A strong squad on paper will need to perform as a team unit on the pitch

Group C: Greece

Since their shock win at Euro 2004, Greece have been on the international football radar

Group C: Japan

Appearing in a fifth tournament in a row this is a chance for Japan to establish themselves as a serious force

Group D: Costa Rica

A strong defence is about to come up against serious attacking talent

Group D: England

Expectations, for a change, are low but England could yet do well

Group D: Italy

Not a classic Italy squad but write the four-time champions off at your peril

Group D: Uruguay

Suarez and Cavani will cause any team trouble, but can rest of team step up?

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