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2014 World Cup: Breaking Down the Qualification Standings and Predicting the 32
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With the 2014 World Cup kicking off in nine months' time, the qualification picture is becoming clearer.

Ten nations have now punched their ticket to the world's biggest tournament, while many others are on the cusp of qualification. Further, 144 of the 204 countries that started the process have been eliminated from contention, leaving just 50 of them vying for 22 places in the tournament.

With so much action over the past week and so many nations fighting for their World Cup dreams, it is easy to get lost in this complicated procedure.

So where does every nation stand in this qualification process? And who should one expect to see come next June?

Here is a complete breakdown of the 2014 World Cup qualifying process.

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