Star man: Jerry Bengston (New England Revolution)

One to watch: Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic)

Coach: Luis Fernando Suarez (above)

Qualified: Third, Concacaf

Best World Cup: First round (1982, 2010)

Predicted group finish: 4

Although expectations are low, Honduras have no shortage of experience withWilson Palacios, Roger Espinoza and Emilio Izaguirre. In defence, they can count on the vastly experienced Maynor Figueroa and goalkeeper Noel Valladares, who impressed in South Africa.


Star man: Gokhan Inler (Napoli)

One to watch: Xherdan Shaqiri (Bayern Munich)

Coach: Ottmar Hitzfeld (above)

Qualified: Europe group winners

Best World Cup: Quarter-finals (1934, 1938, 1954)

Predicted group finish: 2

Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld will bring down the curtain on a stellar management career after this tournament. The veteran has a young squad, with a place in the knock-out stages looking to be there for the taking.