Post Ranking: 3
Region: South America
World Cup History: 14th appearance, champion in 1978 and 1986.
Top Player: MF Juan Riquelme
Lowdown: A team with a cosmopolitan flavor -- it features players who play in leagues in Italy, England, Spain, Brazil and at home. But there are questions on defense.
Post Ranking: 24
World Cup History: First appearance
Top Player: F Didier Drogba
Lowdown: Drogba scored nine goals in qualifying and was second on Chelsea with 16 goals last year. He forms a tough partnership up front with Aruna Dindane (RC Lens).
Serbia and Montenegro
Post Ranking: 14
World Cup History: 10th appearance (previous nine as Yugoslavia), semifinals in 1930 and 1962
Top Player: F Mateja Kezman
Lowdown: Key players are Kezman and MF Dejan Stankovic, Inter Milan's second-leading scorer in the Champions League last year.
Post Ranking: 7
World Cup History: Eighth appearance, runner-up in 1974 and 1978
Top Player: F Ruud van Nistelrooy
Lowdown: Coach Marco van Basten has a talented squad, but will need to find the right chemistry. The Dutch are sure to be motivated after not receiving a top seed.