If 2012 was anything to go by, 2013 is going to be another amazing year in the football world.
Make no mistake about it. 2012 was a bumper year for world football, despite the best efforts of a small minority.
We had Manchester City's last-gasp Premier League win in May, Chelsea's amazing Champions League voyage and phenomenal win and Lionel Messi setting all kinds of new standards and records on the way.
Zambia won the African Cup of Nations. Spain—with their unmistakable Tiki-taka style—won the European Championships and became the first international team to win three major competitions in a row. Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho snatched the title from Barcelona's grasp.
Borussia Dortmund won the Bundesliga for the second time in a row, and Juventus went the entire season unbeaten in Serie A with nary a brown envelope in sight.
As far as players are concerned, Lionel Messi continued to shine in his battle with Cristiano Ronaldo—as does the Portuguese. Andrea Pirlo and Andres Iniesta both shone at Euro 2012 and in domestic action, and Gareth Bale seems to get better and better with every passing game.
And Michu became an overnight Premier League sensation after joining Swansea City. Before that, the Spaniard had spent nine years in the lower reaches of Spanish football and just one in La Liga.
With just a few of the best memories of 2012 in mind, we can look forward to 2013.
Here, Bleacher Report looks at 10 things football fans would love to see in 2013.