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Predicting the FIFA World Cup If Every Nation Qualified: Group A
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This is the first installment of a prediction of a 208-team FIFA World Cup

The FIFA World Cup is possibly the most exciting sporting event on the planet. Billions of people around the world tune in every four years to watch the greatest footballers on earth vie for the monumental title of World Champions.

What would happen if FIFA launched a World Cup in which every team participated? All 208 FIFA-registered national football squads all competing in the same tournament for the same prize? 

Logistical impossibilities aside, it would be quite the spectacle to see Afghanistan take on Italy on the world stage, or watch North Korea battle Iceland for a chance in the knockout rounds. 

After months of research and a lot of imagination, I've compiled an all-inclusive FIFA World Cup, from the 208-team, 52-group group stages down to one final winner—a true World Champion.

Will Spain take the title, cementing their place in history as true world conquerors? Or will a dark horse emerge and steal the show on the world stage?

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