It's less than a year to go until the FIFA World Cup in Brazil starts. Every single football fan is already looking forward to the event and next year could be one of the most exciting World Cups ever, as there are many teams who have the ability and quality to win the tournament.
It's still over 9 months to go but here you can find out which teams may be the top favourites to win the World Cup next year.
The side of Joachim Löw is probably the most talented in the history of German football. Players like Schweinsteiger, Lahm or Ozil enrapture their fans in every single game. A problem could be the defence, as they conceded far too much goals in the last matches. But there is still a lot of time to improve.
Spain"La Furia Roja" won the last 3 big tournaments and it seems that players like Xavi and Iniesta can't get enough. But the defeat against Brazil in the Confederations-Cup final showed that even one of the best sides ever isn't invincible.
The "Albiceleste" is probably the team with the most attacking power in the world at the moment with players like Aguero, Tevez, Higuain and of course Leo Messi. It's important for them to find a solid defence and a good goalkeeper.
They already showed their class in the World Cup Qualification in South America where they lead the group. Leo Messi will be extra motivated, because if he would win this trophy he will be regarded as the best of all time for sure.
The host country of the World Cup 2014 is of course also one of the big favourites. The fans and also the team with their superstar Neymar will do everything to win "o sexto" (their 6th World Cup Trophy) at home. The Confederations-Cup showed already that this team is difficult to beat in their home country.
These 4 teams may be the top-contenders to win the tournament. But there are also other nations that will play a major role.
For example Belgium with their talented generation and Italy with Pirlo and Balotelli have good chances to win the trophy. Portugal, England and France will have to improve a lot to have a proper chance.
In the history of the World Cup has never been a team from Europe that has won the title if the tournament was played in South America. As you can see it's hardly possible to predict the winner of the World Cup in Brazil.
What we can say is that all of us football fans can look forward to a memorable tournament next year.
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