Only two more years remain before world football returns to its showpiece event. The 2014 World Cup will, hopefully, feature the best talent the game has to offer.
While it is possible that things may change for various nations by the time 2014 comes, it isn't too early to rank the best ones.
This list takes a look at some of the top nations who we expect to be favourites for the World Cup trophy. We'll take FIFA's current world rankings into account as well as the teams' talent and recent history.
Let's take a look at the top 15 nations targeting glory for the 2014 World Cup.