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With the 2014 World Cup kicking off in exactly one year, Goal looks at the challenges of the main contenders as the countdown begins for the globe's greatest sporting event

Next June, the world's best 32 teams will do battle in 12 cities in Brazil as they vie for the title of world champion. With only Japan joining hosts Brazil as the only qualified teams so far, we take a look at how the rest of the nations are shaping up in the slideshow below!

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