5 Things We Learned from World Cup Playoff Matches

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5 Things We Learned from World Cup Playoff Matches
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The shape of the 2014 World Cup took one step closer with the playoffs this weekend.

Some sides did their hopes of a place in Brazil next summer a world of good, while others have left themselves with an almighty struggle (looking at you, France).

Here's a look at five things we learned from the first legs of the playoffs in Europe and also from the first three second legs in Africa, where three sides booked their places in next month's finals draw.

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