Argentina (Group H)

FIFA World Ranking: 6

Players to Watch: Gabriel Batistuta (F), Juan Sebastien Veron (M), Ariel Ortega (M)

Prospects: Often overshadowed by South American neighbor Brazil, Argentina will make people sit up and take notice in France. Midfielder Ariel Ortega can dribble and score with flair, Juan Sebastien Veron, nicknamed "The Witch" has a magical right foot, and if Gabriel Batistuta, recognized as one of the top strikers in the world, gets the chance from coach Daniel Passarella he'll make headlines. You can expect to see Argentina in the second round and perhaps much longer.

First Round opponents: Japan (6/14), Jamaica (6/21), Croatia (6/26)

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