Who you should root for in the World Cup when your country isn't even in it

Updated 0251 GMT (1051 HKT) June 15, 2018

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(CNN)For the next month, the world will be glued to the biggest sporting event on the globe: the World Cup. Thirty-one countries qualified to join host Russia, but alas, yours isn't among them. (We're looking at you, US and Italy.)

Here's a handy guide on who to root for, if you have no one to pledge allegiance to.

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