The 2014 FIFA World Cup sees 32 nations take part in the month-long tournament in Brazil, with some of the finest players on the planet today set to grace the occasion.
Many of them are legends in their own right in their respective countries, even before a ball has been kicked in Brazil 2014.
But how many of them are the absolute best that a particular nation has produced? How many of them are within touching distance of emulating the greats of days gone by?
The World Cup is the perfect platform for superstars not just to make a name for themselves but to write themselves into the eternal footballing history of a nation.
Here are the biggest individuals from each of the 32 competing nations, ranked by their importance, achievements, ability and stardom throughout the world.