Quiz: Can You Name These World Cup Countries From Space?

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June 13 2014 12:57 PM

Where in the World Is That Soccer Team From?

Take our quiz of World Cup countries from space.

A satellite image from the quiz.
Which World Cup competitor is this?

Photo by NASA Earth Observatory/Flickr

As the World Cup kicks off in Brazil (and the International Space Station), the clever folks at NASA took the opportunity to showcase some of their most amazing images of each of the 32 participating countries.

Put your geographical knowledge to the test and see if you can guess which soccer-loving country corresponds to each image:

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Correction, June 16, 2014: Due to an error in the NASA's World Cup photo gallery, an image in our quiz of a volcanic eruption in the disputed Kuril Islands was originally mislabeled as being of Japan. The island where the eruption occurred—Matua Island—is in fact controlled by Russia.The image has been replaced in the quiz with NASA's substitute image of Japan.

Eric Holthaus is a meteorologist who writes about weather and climate for Slate’s Future Tense. Follow him on Twitter.

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