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World Cup roundup: final wrap

By Thomas Oakey Slide 1 of 30

Group A: Brazil

With the 2014 World Cup just days away, find out the biggest news about each team as they prepare for kick off, beginning with hosts Brazil.Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was forced to leave out a number of attackers from his World Cup squad, a situation which disappointed former Brazil international Rivelino (pictured). The international careers of experienced trio Kaka, Robinho and Ronaldinho appear to be over after they missed out, while 21-year-old PSG midfielder Lucas Moura was also surprisingly omitted. A World Cup winner in 1970, Rivelino believes that none of the current Seleção forwards would have been picked for his victorious team, and that only defender Thiago Silva would have been good enough.Click or swipe through the images for more on each participating nation.
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