Every four years the football elite gather to showcase their skills on the world platform. Heroes are born, reputations are enhanced and dreams are cruelly shattered.
History favours the home nation with 2014 proceedings taking place in Brazil; no country outside of South America has lifted the trophy on their hallowed soil. As hosts and regular pre-tournament favourites, the pressure will be on Brazil to see if the samba kings can add a further title to their unrivalled five triumphs with arch rivals Argentina determined to rain on their carnival parade.
With 32 countries participating, no nation can ever be ruled out with the emergence of African nations ready to stake their claim amongst the international elite. Ghana proved their worth during the 2010 South Africa World Cup whilst Uruguay and Portugal have come close to reaching the final itself in recent years. England will be looking to build on a new generation of players whilst the home nations of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be fighting out for qualification to the South American Finals.
Three times finalists and three times beaten, the Netherlands always offer so much promise yet regularly fail to deliver on the big stage. Out of the 76 nations who have appeared in World Cup Finals, only eight can lay claim to having a star adorning their national football shirt in recognition of this achievement. The previous two World Cup Finals have been an all European affair with Italy and Spain emerging victorious after close fought battles.
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