The World Cup Favourites, according to our columnists, are as follows.
Who do you predict are the favourite teams to win the World Cup and why?
Mike Tuckerman: Spain. In form, plenty of depth, much-vaunted firepower up front and they now have the experience of winning a big tournament after triumphing at Euro 2008.
Davidde Corran: Brazil. Their squad might rely too much on an out of form Kaka, but they are a team unit with a will to win like no other.
Tony Tannous: The two World Cup favourites, from a mental perspective, are Brazil and Germany. But with Vincente del Bosque pulling the strings and unrivalled depth, I’m tipping Spain – as long as they stay united, they have enough quality to cover any scenario.
Ben Somerford: Brazil. They are the giants of world football and haven’t won five World Cups through luck.