World Cup 2014 Rankings: Top 20 International Teams Headed to Brazil

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World Cup 2014 Rankings: Top 20 International Teams Headed to Brazil

The World Cup is still more than two years away, but it's never too early to start thinking about the world's greatest sporting spectacle.

That's what we're doing today: daydreaming. The subject is rankings and the number is 20.

So it's easy then. This is a ranking of the top 20 teams that will play in World Cup 2014 two-plus years from now in Brazil.

To compile this list, we used three other rankings and seasoned them with the good old-fashioned smell test. If a team seemed too high or too low, we moved them. Just like that.

The rankings we used were the December edition of the (somewhat notorious) FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings, the ELO Ratings and the Soccer Power Index. You'll see them as FIFA, ELO and SPI, respectively, on each slide.

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