Cast your mind back to Roger Milla's Cameroon in 1990 and, more recently, Uruguay in 2010 and you will realise that there is usually always a dark horse in every World Cup.
With qualification for World Cup 2014 coming to an end, there are some teams that have shown in qualification that they could be a force to be reckoned with next summer.
Some nations in particular have caught people off-guard and stormed to qualification, while there are others who may sneak in via the play-off round come next week.
Here, we take a look at five nations that may take the world by storm next summer on football's biggest stage...
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