With less than ten days to go before the big kick-off in Sao Paolo’s Arena Corinthians between hosts Brazil and Croatia, SportzWiki profiles all the 32 teams that will feature in the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Argentina are the star turn in an otherwise ill-looking Group F comprising of Iran, Nigeria and debutants Bosnia-Herzegovina.

 

ARGENTINA

Number of previous World Cup appearances: 15
Debut appearance: 1930
Best return: Winners (1978, 1986)
Manager: Alejandro Sabella

Current squad:
Highest capped player: Javier Mascherano (96 caps)
Oldest player: Hugo Campagnaro (33 years, 10 months, and 22 days)
Youngest player: Marcos Rojo (24 years, 1 months, and 29 days)
Highest goalscorer: Lionel Messi (37 goals)

 

NIGERIA

Number of previous World Cup appearances: 4  
Debut appearance: 1994
Best return: Round of 16 (1994, 1998)
Manager: Stephen Keshi

Current squad:
Highest capped player: Joseph Yobo (94 caps)
Oldest player: Joseph Yobo (33 years, 8 months, and 13 days)
Youngest player: Kenneth Omeruo (20 years, 7 months, and 2 days)
Highest goalscorer: Victor Obinna (13 goals)

 

IRAN

Number of previous World Cup appearances: 3
Debut appearance: 1978
Best return: Group Stage (1978, 1998, 2006)
Manager: Carlos Queiroz

Current squad:
Highest capped player: Javad Nekounam (136 caps)
Oldest player: Rahman Ahmadi (33 years, 9 months, and 19 days)
Youngest player: Sardar Azmoun (19 years, 4 months, and 18 days)
Highest goalscorer: Javad Nekounam (37 goals)

 

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA

Number of previous World Cup appearances: 0
Debut appearance: 2014
Best return: n/a (Newcomer)
Manager: Safet Susic

Current squad:
Highest capped player: Zvjezdan Misimovic (79 caps)
Oldest player: Emir Spahic (33 years, 9 months, and 1 days)
Youngest player: Sead Kolasinac (20 years, 10 months, and 29 days)
Highest goalscorer: Edin Dzeko (33 goals)