Rivalries Revisited: World Cup 2014 Group Stage Clashes with History

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Rivalries Revisited: World Cup 2014 Group Stage Clashes with History
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The draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is final.

All 32 teams now know which countries they need to topple in order to move through to the knockout stages of the competition. For some, the road ahead is relatively easy; for others it's much tougher.

For others, the road ahead has a rival or two standing in the way.

We didn't quite get the Germany-England, Brazil-Uruguay, Spain-Portugal rivalries that some might have wanted this year, but we still got plenty of intriguing matches.

Read on to see five group-stage clashes that have a little history behind them.

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