Five teams that could deny Brazil the World Cup

The hosts are strong favorites for lifting their sixth World Cup this summer. But that doesn't mean there aren't other teams out there who are capable of spoiling the party.
-Alex Baker, Yahoo! Sports

In this Oct 11, 2013 file photo, Germany soccer team poses prior to the start the World Cup Group C qualifying soccer match between Germany and Ireland in Cologne, Germany. Background from left: Manuel Neuer, Per Mertesacker, Toni Kroos. Marcell Jansen, Sami Khedira and Jerome Boateng. Foreground from left: Philipp Lahm, Thomas Mueller, Andre Schuerrle, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mesut Ozil

FILE - In this Oct 11, 2013 file photo, Germany soccer team poses prior to the start the World Cup Group C qualifying soccer match between Germany and Ireland in Cologne, Germany. Background from left: Manuel Neuer, Per Mertesacker, Toni Kroos. Marcell Jansen, Sami Khedira and Jerome Boateng. Foreground from left: Philipp Lahm, Thomas Mueller, Andre Schuerrle, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mesut Ozil. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, Argentina soccer team poses prior to the start the World Cup qualifying soccer match between Argentina and Paraguay in Asuncion, Paraguay. Background from left: Jose Basanta, Sergio Romero, Fabricio Coloccini, Hugo Campagnaro and Fernando Gago. Foreground from left: Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta, Lucas Biglia and Rodrigo Palacio

FILE- In this Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, Argentina soccer team poses prior to the start the World Cup qualifying soccer match between Argentina and Paraguay in Asuncion, Paraguay. Background from left: Jose Basanta, Sergio Romero, Fabricio Coloccini, Hugo Campagnaro and Fernando Gago. Foreground from left: Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta, Lucas Biglia and Rodrigo Palacio. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmedo, File)

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FILE - In this June 11, 2013 file photo, Spain soccer team poses prior to the start an international friendly soccer match against Ireland at Yankee Stadium in New York. Foreground from left, Pedro, Andres Iniesta, David Silva, Davis Villa, Xavi Hernadez, Jordi Alba. Background from left, Alvaro Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Pique, Victor Valdes. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

In this June 7, 2013 file photo, Belgium soccer team poses prior to the start the World Cup Group A qualifying soccer match between Belgium and Serbia at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels. Foreground from left: Kevin Mirallas, Toby Alderweireld, Kevin De Bruyne, Nacer Chadli, Jan Vertonghen. Background from left: Thibaut Courtois, Marouane Fellaini, Axel Witsel, Daniel Van Buyten, Vincent Kompany

FILE - In this June 7, 2013 file photo, Belgium soccer team poses prior to the start the World Cup Group A qualifying soccer match between Belgium and Serbia at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels. Foreground from left: Kevin Mirallas, Toby Alderweireld, Kevin De Bruyne, Nacer Chadli, Jan Vertonghen. Background from left: Thibaut Courtois, Marouane Fellaini, Axel Witsel, Daniel Van Buyten, Vincent Kompany. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)

In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, Uruguay soccer team poses prior to the start the 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match between Uruguay and Argentina in Montevideo, Uruguay. Foreground from left: Diego Perez, Egidio Arevalo, Maximiliano Pereira, Jorge Fucile and Cristian Rodriguez. Background from left: Edinson Cavani, Fernando Muslera, Christian Stuani, Diego Lugano, Luis Suarez and Diego Godin

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, Uruguay soccer team poses prior to the start the 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match between Uruguay and Argentina in Montevideo, Uruguay. Foreground from left: Diego Perez, Egidio Arevalo, Maximiliano Pereira, Jorge Fucile and Cristian Rodriguez. Background from left: Edinson Cavani, Fernando Muslera, Christian Stuani, Diego Lugano, Luis Suarez and Diego Godin. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)