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Italy is the defending World Cup champion and members of the team are seen defending the trophy against threats. At the moment the Italian team has had a poor showing in the tournament with two ties, including a near loss to New Zealand.

New Zealand is most famous in the world of sports for the All Blacks rugby team. Traditionally before a match the All Blacks will perform the Haka, a traditional Maori war dance, to psyche out their opponents. Here we can see the New Zealand soccer team, nicknamed the All Whites because of their uniforms, performing the Haka.

Paraguay‘ s flag depicts a palm branch and an olive branch curving to form a wreath, encircling a star. Here the wreath is held by Paraguayan star Nelson Valdez.

Slovakia is in their first World Cup and are probably just happy to be there as they are currently dead last in their group. According to some reports, the name Fighting Jondas comes from a large number of Slovak immigrants who took the surname Jonda.


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