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World Cup Teams to Watch

June 06, 2014
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Spain

At the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Spain beat the Netherlands 1-0 to become the world champion. As the top-seeded team in the tournament, Spain will head to Brazil with hopes of defending its title. Spain will face the Netherlands once again when the two foes match up for their first game of the tournament. In 2010, midfielder Andrés Iniesta scored in overtime to lead Spain to victory. For this year’s tournament, Spain’s 23-man squad has 16 returning players from the 2010 team, including Iniesta. Other players to look out for include the country’s all-time leading scorer David Villa (pictured above, second from left) and goaltender captain Iker Casillas. Casillas holds the record for number of appearances for the Spanish team. The striker Diego Costa (pictured above, far right) is also expected to make a strong impact on the team. Click through this slides show for four more teams to watch at the 2014 World Cup. –By Emily Goldberg

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