The wait for football’s biggest competition is almost over. After years of planning and anticipation, there are now just 60 days until the 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil.
For England and manager Roy Hodgson, the preparations are almost complete, but the most important task of all awaits the 66-year-old over the coming weeks as he prepares to name his squad.
Some names are nailed-on certainties, while others will live in hope of a place in the provisional 30-man party that will be whittled down to 23 at the start of June.
So, as nails are bitten and players wait to see if they have a seat on the plane, Bleacher Report predicts the Three Lions squad that could be Brazil-bound ahead of their opener against Italy.