FIFA World Cup 2014: Group A

Your Quick Guide To Group A Teams of the FIFA World Cup 2014

Teams:

Brazil (Host Country), Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon

Brazil

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19 FIFA World Cup Appearances

5 times Champions

6th in current FIFA Rankings

Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari

Players watch out for: Neymar, Robinho, Dani Alves, Julio Cesar

Road to the FIFA World Cup 2014

Despite they were eligible to qualify directly for the FIFA World Cup as hosts, the Brazil football team went through the tough South American Zone qualifying rounds. Knowing the expectations from its team Brazil did well but lost out to Paraguay in the 2014 Copa America quarter finals. Although their performances in the friendly games against USA, Argentina, France and Netherlands.

Croatia

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3 time FIFA World Cup Appearances

0 times Champion (Best 3rd position in 1998 FIFA World Cup, France

20th in the Current FIFA Rankings

Coach: Niko Kovac

Players to watch out for: Darjio Srna, Luka Modric, Niko Kranjcar, Eduardo, Ivica Olic, Nikita Jelavic, Mario Mandzukic

Road to the FIFA World Cup 2014

Won first five matches and drawn one, but then took just one point out of next 12. Lost to Scotland (1-0) and Belgium (2-0) at home, but won the last qualifying game against Iceland by 2-0 and managed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2014

Mexico

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14 time FIFA World Cup Appearances

0 times Champion  

19th in the Current FIFA Rankings

Coach: Miguel Herrera 

Players to watch out for: Javier Chicharito Hernandez, Andres Guardado, Giovani dos Santos, Oribe Peralta, Raul Jimenez, Carlos Pena

Road to the FIFA World Cup 2014

Mexico at one stage had won just two games out of their ten games and were on the verge of missing the trip to Brazil. But winning match against Panama themselves and later USA winning against Panama, Mexico could qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2014.

Cameroon

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6 time FIFA World Cup Appearances

0 times Champion (Best 3rd position in 1998 FIFA World Cup, France

50th in the Current FIFA Rankings

Coach:  Volker Finke  

Players to watch out for: Samuel Eto, Nicolas N’Koulou, benoit Assou-Ekotto, Aurelien Chedjou, Alex Song, Jean Makoun, Stephane Mbia

Road to the FIFA World Cup 2014

Cameron lost to Togo but later the win was overturned as Togo had fielded an ineligible player. Later, during the final leg of the qualifying rounds Cameron won the game against Tunisia by 4-1 made them eligible for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

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