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Spain heads FIFA rankings, Brazil rises to No. 3

Brazil's national soccer team poses for pictures prior to a friendly soccer match against Panama at the Serra Dourada stadium in Goiania, Brazil, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Back row, from left: Dante, Fred, David Luiz, goalkeeper Julio Cesar, Luiz Gustavo; first row from left: Oscar, Daniel Alves, Neymar, Ramires, Marcelo, and Hulk. Brazil is preparing for the World Cup soccer tournament that starts on 12 June. Brazil won the match 4-0. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

World Cup country nicknames—what they are and how they got them

Yahoo SportsJune 6, 2014

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is here. 32 squads, 1 goal, and plenty of country nicknames. Some nicknames represent the history of their nation, while others are a bit more creative. Let's take a look at each World Cup country and their national team's nicknames.
- Xoel Cardenas, Yahoo! Sports