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. Group H is the final group and it is expected to be quite an open group with Belgium looking the clear favourites to progress. South Korea, Algeria and Russia are no pushovers either.

 

BELGIUM

Number of previous World Cup appearances: 11
Debut appearance: 1930
Best return: Fourth Place (1986)
Manager: Marc Wilmots

Current squad:
Highest capped player: Daniel van Buyten (77 caps)
Oldest player: Daniel van Buyten (36 years, 3 months, and 12 days)
Youngest player: Adnan Janujaz (19 years, 3 months, and 14 days)
Highest goalscorer: Daniel van Buyten (10 goals)

 

RUSSIA

Number of previous World Cup appearances: 9
Debut appearance: 1958
Best return: Fourth Place (1966)
Manager: Fabio Capello

Current squad:
Highest capped player: Sergei Ignashevich (95 caps)
Oldest player: Sergei Ignashevich (34 years, 10 months, and 5 days)
Youngest player: Pavel Mogilevetc (21 years, 3 months, and 24 days)
Highest goalscorer: Alexander Kerzhakov (24 goals)

 

SOUTH KOREA

Number of previous World Cup appearances: 8
Debut appearance: 1954
Best return: Fourth Place (2002)
Manager: Myung Bo Hong

Current squad:
Highest capped player: Park Chu-Young, Lee Kuen-Ho (62 caps)
Oldest player: Kwak Tae-hwi (32 years, 10 months, and 11 days)
Youngest player: Heung Min Son (21 years, 10 months, and 11 days)
Highest goalscorer: Park Chu-Young (24 goals)

 

ALGERIA

Number of previous World Cup appearances: 3
Debut appearance: 1982
Best return: Group Stage (1982, 1986, 2010)
Manager: Vahid Halilhodzic

Current squad:
Highest capped player: Madjid Bougherra (61 caps)
Oldest player: Madjid Bougherra (31 years, 7 months, and 12 days)
Youngest player: Nabil Bentaleb (19 years, 5 months, and 25 days)
Highest goalscorer: El Arabi Soudani (10 goals)