Football fans now have only a fortnight to wait for the start of the biggest summer party on the planet, with Brazil hosting the World Cup for the first time since 1970 and determined to prove that the South American showpiece deserves to be considered the pinnacle of the modern game.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and co may strut their stuff in the Champions League every season, but the World Cup comes round only once every four years and can provide the defining moment of a star player's career, capable of taking them from mere mortal to national treasure and worldwide superstar.
FIFA fanatics still have two weeks to gear up for a fiesta of football and with that in mind those clever people at EA Sports have revamped their Ultimate Team mode to open up a can of worms, just who is the best player heading to Brazil in anticipation of June 12th's big kick off?
GiveMeSport has decided to profile the top 40 stars afforded tremendous skill sets on the World Cup version of FIFA 14, with some surprising results.
Click ahead to see where your favourite player ranks, as the battle between Ronaldo and Messi gears up for another round!