Pick Your World Cup Bracket Based on Population, FIFA Rankings, and Animal Power

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June 9 2014 10:39 AM

Will Brazil Take Home the Trophy? Spain? Argentina?

Use our interactive to make your World Cup picks, or let us pick for you based on population, animal power, and more.

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    Group A
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Cameroon
  • Croatia
  • 1
    2
    3
    4
    Group B
  • Chile
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Australia
  • 1
    2
    3
    4
    Group C
  • Colombia
  • Ivory Coast
  • Greece
  • Japan
  • 1
    2
    3
    4
    Group D
  • Uruguay
  • England
  • Italy
  • Costa Rica
  • 1
    2
    3
    4
    Group E
  • Ecuador
  • Honduras
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • 1
    2
    3
    4
    Group F
  • Argentina
  • Nigeria
  • Iran
  • Bosnia and

    Herzegovina
  • 1
    2
    3
    4
    Group G
  • Ghana
  • United States
  • Portugal
  • Germany
  • 1
    2
    3
    4
    Group H
  • Algeria
  • Belgium
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • 1
    2
    3
    4

The 2014 World Cup starts in just a few days, and it’s time to make your picks. Whether you’re an expert or a novice, you can use our interactive to help you fill out your bracket. Think the favorite will win every match? Just click the “Odds” button above to see how the tournament would play out. Believe that the countries closest to Brazil will win every time? Click “Distance.” You can also choose a World Cup outcome based on which nation does best in the Olympics, has the strongest military, or has an animal in its logo.

Think you’ll do better making the picks yourself? Click “Pick Your Own” to fill out a custom bracket that you can share with your friends.

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Correction, June 9, 2014: The interactive originally listed Switzerland in both Groups E and G in the “Pick Your Own” bracket. Switzerland is in Group E. Germany, which was originally left out, is in Group G.

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