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Play-offs complete 2014 World Cup lineup

Published: Thursday 21 November 2013, 20.00CET
The lineup for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is complete after this week's play-offs, with Bosnia and Herzegovina set to be the only debutants playing in Brazil next summer.
Play-offs complete 2014 World Cup lineup
Edin Džeko was in tears after Bosnia and Herzegovina secured their qualification ©Fedja Krvavac

Published: Thursday 21 November 2013, 20.00CET

Play-offs complete 2014 World Cup lineup

The lineup for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is complete after this week's play-offs, with Bosnia and Herzegovina set to be the only debutants playing in Brazil next summer.

Bosnia and Herzegovina will be the sole debutants at next summer's FIFA World Cup after the lineup was completed this week.

Bosnia secured qualification for their first major tournament as an independent nation as winners of European qualifying Group G. They will join eight other European section winners in Brazil: namely Belgium, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, England and Spain. UEFA's other four representatives were decided via the play-offs, with Croatia, France, Greece and Portugal prevailing to book tickets to the finals.

In all, 32 countries will compete in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014, including all the former champions: Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Uruguay. The draw for the eight groups of four teams will be made at 17.00CET on 6 December on the Costa do Sauipe in the state of Bahia.

Qualifiers
AFC:
Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea
CAF:
Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria
CONCACAF:
Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, United States
CONMEBOL:
Argentina, Brazil (hosts), Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay
UEFA:
Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland

Last updated: 08/05/14 1.44CET

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