Thirty two teams will head to South Africa for the World Cup in just a few short weeks.
However, only a few teams have a real chance at capturing the grand prize.
There is no out-and-out favorite, and there are bound to be upsets throughout the tournament.
Here's a list of five teams with the potential to go all the way.
Brazil is always in World Cup contention. They are the most successful team in the competition's history, having won the event five times. They've played in every single competition.
Brazil has left two big names, Ronaldinho and Adriano, off their roster, but still have a very strong team with the likes of Kaka, Alves Robinho and Cesar.
They have "the group of death," but are still predicted to qualify from the initial stage.
The Brazilian team is strong and their record speaks for itself.
They have to be among the favorites.
Spain dominated their qualifying group, winning every match. The team is strong all around, with players like Iniesta, Alonso and Fabregas in midfield and Villa and Torres, if he's fit, up front.
They have two of the best goalkeepers in Casillas and Reina while their defense, which includes Puyol, is more than solid.
The Euro 2008 champions are used to winning. They intend to go all the way.
They are aided by a fairly easy group and should progress comfortably.
The 1966 champions have come a long way over the last few years.
They have re-invented themselves since failing to qualify for Euro 2008. The England team has become a formidable force under Fabio Capello.
With Wayne Rooney leading the charge, England has a high quality unit.
Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard are "World class" midfielders who can supply Rooney with ample opportunities .
Defensemen Terry and Ferdinand have both had tough seasons, which could lead to some issues. But the two veterans certainly have what it takes.
David James and Joe Hart are still battling for the number one goalkeeper spot. England has two keepers ready to make the most of their shot.
A decent draw puts England right in contention. The potential is definitely there.
A perfect record in qualifying bodes well for the men in orange.
The Euro 2008 quarter-finalists have left out van Nistelrooy. They've also picked some young surprise packages in Jeremain Lens and Vurnon Anita.
That doesn't mean that they are short on proven quality. They have Robben, van Persie and van Bommel on the roster.
The Netherlands may not be favorites, but their team has the ability to beat the biggest teams.
For that reason, they have potential in this World Cup.
Argentina didn't have the easiest of qualification rides, but they made it.
They are managed by the legendary Maradona, a man who is rather successful when it comes to World Cups.
Argentina has plenty of class in their squad, with Angel Di Maria, Carlos Tevez, Aguero and Walter Samuel, among others.
Then there's Messi, a man in a class of his own.
The footballer of the year has been imperious all season. He can help power Argentina to glory.
A fairly simple draw should see the South Americans through. If they can be consistent, and not perform as erratically as they did in qualifying, Argentina will be in contention.