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GROUP H

ALGERIA

Star man: Madjid Bougherra (Lekhwiya)

One to watch: Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham)

Coach: Vahid Halilhodzic (above)

Qualified: Africa play-off winners

Best World Cup: First round (1982, 1986, 2010)

Predicted group finish: 4

Likely to be battling with South Korea to avoid finishing bottom of the group, and will not fancy taking on the talented Belgium in their opening game. Have not won a game in their previous two tournaments.


BELGIUM

Star man: Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

One to watch: Kevin Mirallas (Everton)

Coach: Marc Wilmots (above)

Qualified: Europe group winners

Best World Cup: Fourth (1986)

Predicted group finish: 1

Touted as genuine contenders for the title if they can reproduce some of the football they have played in Europe or which their players show at club level every week. Even if they fail to do so in Brazil, this squad could be one to watch in the 2016 European Championship orWorld Cup in 2018.