Eight teams made it to all five of these FIFA World Cups.
But will they all make it to Brazil?
|Brazil||Since 1930||Host - Qualified|
|Germany||Since 1954||Leading Group|
|Italy||Since 1962||Leading Group|
|Argentina||Since 1974||Leading Continent|
|Spain||Since 1978||Leading Group|
|South Korea||Since 1986||Qualified|
|United States||Since 1990||Leading Continent|
|Mexico||Since 1994||3rd Place, CONCACAF|
Germany, Italy, and Spain lead in their European groups. If they hold their lead, they go to Brazil. If they finish 2nd, they advance to a two-legged playoff in which one European team advances, and one doesn't. (Four of them will join the nine group winners)
Argentina has clinched a top-five finish in South America. If they can clinch a top-four, they'll be the second South American team to clinch a berth in the World Cup (host always qualifies)
USA and Mexico are in the "Hex", the six teams in North & Central America (CONCACAF) who are fighting for 3.5 berths in World Cup '14. The USA leads, 2 points ahead of 2nd, and - more importantly, 6 points ahead of 4th. With four games to go, the USMNT should easily advance to Brazil.
Mexico...with three home draws and a total of 8 points, they're just one ahead of 4th place Honduras. 3rd place gets in automatically, 4th place has to go to a two-legged playoff, first at home, then finishing in New Zealand.
Next matches on August 14 in Europe