I know it's ages away but what are peoples predictions? I think there is only 4 teams that stand a good chance of winning it.... Spain, Germany, Argentina and Brazil - in that order. I think Spain have the best all around team, being reigning World and European Champions, they have unbelievable talent going forward/in midfield (Busquets, Alonso, Silva, Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas, Navas, Pedro, Mata, Torres, Villa, Llorente, Soldado etc) and a very good defence. Spain's second XI could still beat most teams. They look best on paper but I'm not so sure, the top Spanish teams fell away last year and the Germans hammered them in CL semi's - maybe the tide is about to turn? Not to mention the fact they lost in the Confederations Cup. Second for me is Germany, they have the second most talented team but are a bit more balanced than Spain (they seem to able to adapt to different styles). They are better physically, better defensively and their midfield/attack isn't far off the Spanish in terms of talent either (Neuer, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Gotze, Gomez, Muller, Kroos, Podolski). They are rising to the top of club football aswell. I really hope they win it for a change. Next is Argentina, the tournament being held in South America helps them (and Brazil) immensely, no European team has ever won a South American WC. That will become less of a factor as time goes on as players are much more used to the travelling etc than they were 20 years ago, but it's still not an easy task. Argentina have a lot of good attacking options, (Messi, Higuiain, Lavezzi, Tevez, Aguero) are decent in midfield but awful in defence and that will cost them later on. They have a big shot if Messi turns up like he does for Barca Final contender for me is Brazil, they have a few top players like Neymar, but aren't near the levels of a few years ago, obviously the home crowd will help them massively. You can never rule out Italy/Holland and maybe even Uruguay. America obviously have no chance, but getting out of the group would be a good achievement for them. I'll be hoping they do well, also rooting for Germany since I was there during the Euro's, but most of all I'll be supporting whoever is playing against England (since Scotland have sucked for years and haven't reached a major tournament since 1998 and Ireland who I also like didn't get in). Should be great, roll on the draw on December 6th.