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Russia’s lukewarm prospects this World Cup and its rising tension with neighbors such as Ukraine reflect a bit of an uncertain time for the country within Europe. Few see the Russian team as much of a threat to advance far in the World Cup and former Soviet satellite states such as Ukraine, Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina are either ranked ahead of the country in current FIFA/Coca-Cola world rankings, or have more feared lineups.

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