Spain will travel to Brazil as one of the favorites to lift the 2014 World Cup.
If La Furia Roja win and retain their title, they will put themselves at the top of any discussion about the best and most dominant teams in the history of football.
Vicente del Bosque will take Spain to his third major tournament and will have little work to do in terms of squad selection.
Thankfully for him, most of the positions in the squad are already known and experienced. Most of his core stars will either be entering their prime or at the back end of it.
However, no team can predict things like injuries or great drops in form. Del Bosque should have no problem selecting a starting XI outside of his striker, but depth could actually be an issue.
This list will look at 10 players who should warrant strong consideration from the Spanish coach and actually have a realistic chance of being taken to Brazil.
The list will not include guys like Isco who will struggle to find a spot, but are already being widely recognized for their great play. Nor will uncapped players like Mikel Arteta be mentioned.
The players here are either young or only recently hitting great form. They have so far earned comparatively little international attention and have a few barriers preventing them from assured selection in Brazil.
After reading this list, I encourage you to discuss these selections as well as any other that you think not only deserve consideration, but also actually have a good shot at being selected for the 2014 World Cup.