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GROUP D

COSTA RICA

Star man: Bryan Ruiz (Fulham)

One to watch: Joel Campbell (Arsenal)

Qualified: Second, Concacaf

Coach: Jorge Luis Pinto (above)

Best World Cup: Last 16 (1990)

Predicted group finish: 4

Seized upon Mexico’s struggles to follow the United States as the pace-setters in the CONCACAF section, but going any further than the group stage will be a lot to ask.


ENGLAND

Star man: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

One to watch: Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)

Coach: Roy Hodgson (above)

Qualified: Europe group winners

Best World Cup: Winners (1966)

Predicted group finish: 3

Still looking for the magic formula which will get them past the quarter-final hurdle for only the second time since they lifted the trophy on home soil. Despite concerns raised about the quality of the current squad, they topped their group without losing a game.