On June 12, 2014, the World Cup will get underway in Brazil with what should be the top 32 nations in the world competing for the grand prize.
The draw for finals will take place in Bahia on December 6, with the teams as always sorted into four groups of seeds determined by both FIFA world ranking and the governing body.
The top seven sides, according to FIFA's ranking list, along with the host nation will be awarded top-seed status and will be drawn separately for the competition. In theory, it offers them an advantage in terms of qualification for the second stage.
So, with just 10 months to go until the draw takes place, let's take a look at who may fill the top eight places.