World Cup 2014: Predicting the Semifinalists

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World Cup 2014: Predicting the Semifinalists
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In a little under two years, 32 nations will compete for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. For some, the roles are already set.

Brazil, of course, will host the tournament. But will they be the favorites?

Spain will enter as defending champions. But will they be able to win a fourth straight major tournament?

Germany will again be strong, Portugal will have an in-his-prime Cristiano Ronaldo, and Argentina will have home-continent advantage along with the genius of Lionel Messi.

But will all of those teams make the semifinals? And what about the upstarts and underdogs?

Read on for our predictions for the four World Cup 2014 semifinalists.

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