In 2006, depending on how you count, there were five to eight teams that were participating in their first World Cup. Clear first-timers were Angola, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Trinidad and Tobago. Most (including FIFA) would also count Ukraine (which had participated as part of the USSR several times, most recently in 1990). Some (but not FIFA) would also count the Czech Republic (which had participated as part of Czechoslovakia several times, most recently in 1990) and Serbia and Montenegro (which had participated under the name Yugoslavia in 1998). In the 2010 World Cup, for the first time, FIFA considered there to be no teams participating in their first World Cup. Some (but not FIFA) would count Serbia (participating for the first time without Montenegro, but having just participated as Serbia and Montenegro in 2006) and Slovakia (which had participated as part of Czechoslovakia several times, most recently in 1990). If you'd like to see the first-timers who debuted in each world cup, consult this Wikipedia article. So which teams will debut as first-timers in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil? I've listed 15 candidates in the poll -- AFC: Bahrain, Uzbekistan; CAF: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Guinea, Libya, Malawi, Zambia; CONCACAF: Guatemala, Panama; CONMEBOL: Venezuela; UEFA: Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro. FIFA would consider all of these to be first-timers, even though some are part of the former Soviet Union or Yugoslavia. I've also listed "Other" for anyone I was forced to leave off -- sorry, there are a maximum of 16 poll options. Feel free to post explanations of your "Other" vote. Apologies to the following teams (and any others) you might be considering for your "Other" vote, based on pots and discussions before the last two World Cups. AFC: Jordan, Oman, Qatar, Syria. CAF: Benin, Cape Verde Islands, Congo, Gambia, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Zimbabwe. UEFA: Albania, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia. OFC: Fiji, New Caledonia. You can also vote "Other", and post an explanation, if you feel that no first-timers will debut at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.