Every four years the footballing world braces itself for what is in truth possibly the greatest competition on the planet.
The World Cup brings people together like no other sporting event, and given the growing popularity of the sport on continents like Africa and North America, it's celebrated and anticipated worldwide.
As with every major tournament, the World Cup has it's favourites to win, and those expected to lose. This time around it's Brazil who host, and it promises to be every bit as full of flair and panache as one would expect from the home of the samba.
Everyone want's their home nation to win, and to be fair, this year there are a fair few teams in with a solid shout.
We take a look at ten teams that could realistically be in the with a chance of taking home football's most coveted prize...