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World Cup 194 43 Idiot's guide to the World Cup 11276426 World Cup history World+Cup+history World Cup

It's hard to understand the magnitude of this event without understanding its roots. Robert Burns takes you on a brief tour of World Cup history. After reading it, you'll understand what all the hubbub is about.

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World Cup 194 43 Idiot's guide to the World Cup 11276356 Interactive World Cup map Interactive+World+Cup+map World Cup

Not sure where some of the countries are? Want to see a quick snapshot of facts about each country and team? Check out our very cool World Cup interactive map.

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World Cup 194 43 Idiot's guide to the World Cup 11276421 Team-by-team breakdowns Team-by-team+breakdowns World Cup

If you want the scoop on each team, or if you're just interested in learning more about a team or two, check out Jamie Trecker's 32 Teams in 32 Days feature. Jamie breaks down each squad, tells you who the best players are, and what each team's chances to progress are.

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World Cup 194 43 Idiot's guide to the World Cup 11276427 The best at each position The+best+at+each+position World Cup

It's tough to compare 'keepers to strikers, or midfielders to defenders. No need. We'll tell you who's the best everywhere. So check out the 10 best strikers, 10 best midfielders, 10 best defenders, and 10 best goalkeepers.

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World Cup 194 43 Idiot's guide to the World Cup 11276413 Key injuries that could decide the World Cup Key+injuries+that+could+decide+the+World+Cup World Cup

Unfortunately, some huge names have suffered key injuries in the weeks leading up to the World Cup. Who are the biggest names who won't be in South Africa? Which players still harbor hope of recovering in time? We present the key injuries that could decide the World Cup.

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World Cup 194 43 Idiot's guide to the World Cup 11262295 10 must-see group stage matches 10+must-see+group+stage+matches World Cup

You've heard about the U.S. vs. England. And believe us, that's high on the list. But there are lots of games worth watching in the opening round. We'll tell you which ones you have to see, why you have to see them, and what time they're on. It's our 10 must-see matches.

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World Cup 194 43 Idiot's guide to the World Cup 11276355 10 players who will emerge 10+players+who+will+emerge World Cup

The World Cup is the grandest stage in the sport, so there's no better time for a young player to emerge than with all the world watching. We have the inside scoop on 10 players who will become stars at the World Cup.

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World Cup 194 43 Idiot's guide to the World Cup 11276425 10 players to watch 10+players+to+watch World Cup

You may have heard of Ronaldo, but you probably haven't heard of Maicon (pictured). He's the right back for Brazil and probably the best defender in the world. He joins the attack like no one else can from the back line. He's worth keeping an eye on if you watch Brazil play, and he's one of 10 players to keep an eye on while watching the World Cup.

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World Cup 194 43 Idiot's guide to the World Cup 11292961 Expert predictions Expert+predictions World Cup

So who's really going to win this thing? Spain? Brazil? Holland? Argentina? Our experts weigh in and tell you who will be hoisting the trophy on July 11.

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World Cup 194 43 Idiot's guide to the World Cup 11276278 Five Cinderella predictions Five+Cinderella+predictions World Cup

So now you know who the favorites are, but who could make a surprise run? We give you five possible Cinderellas for the World Cup.

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World Cup 194 43 Idiot's guide to the World Cup 11276400 10 teams with a chance to win the World Cup 10+teams+with+a+chance+to+win+the+World+Cup World Cup

If you're new to the sport, it's probably a little daunting to separate team from team and country from country. You know Brazil is always supposed to be good, but who else? We'll tell you. Check out the 10 teams with a legit shot to win the World Cup.

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