Over half the nations that will take their place at the World Cup have confirmed their tickets to Brazil.
With the rise of Belgium and Colombia seeing the two nations being favoured dark horses to take on the might of Spain, Germany, Argentina and hosts Brazil, as well as a shock top seeding for Switzerland, the competition is already taking shape.
Players can use the World Cup as a platform to shine on the biggest international stage - Mesut Ozil announced himself to the rest of the world with a stunning performance in Germany's opening group game in South Africa, where they destroyed Australia 4-0.
Here's a look at some of the youngsters who will look to follow in the Arsenal midfielder's footsteps and make it "their" World Cup.
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