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DENIAL, ANGER, BARGAINING, DEPRESSION ...
Have you reached acceptance when it comes to the U.S.'s absence from the upcoming World Cup in Russia? (Hidden upside for the hardcores: Raise your hand if you really wanted to spend your summer months in Yekaterinburg or Nizhny Novgorod. Thought so.) If you've moved on, then it's time to find another team to focus your good juju on this June and July. We've ranked all 32 squads based on rootability, profiling the stars (hello, Mo Salah!) and exploring the debates (Mexico, the real Team America—discuss) that will define the tournament. Whether it's a good story (who doesn't love Iceland?), good hair (France's Paul Pogba, Morocco's Hervé Renard) or good moves (England's Jesse Lingard) that you crave, this World Cup has a team for you.