The world cup will be held in Brazil and in theory, they should have the advantage but, unfortunately, they do not currently have a solid squad. They currently lack a creative midfielder and a pure striker. Brazil's youngest stars Neymar and Lucas will do well but, they cannot win the cup by themselves. I no longer think that Ganso is the midfielder that Brazil needs because nowadays, the game is played with a lot of pace which he lacks. Maybe, Coutinho will mature and occupy that spot instead. Argentina is likely to be the strongest team coming from South America. I think the europeans (Germany, Spain and Holland) will dominate the world cup. Unless, Brazil and Argentina drastically improve, Germany will probably win the next world cup. They are a young, talented and very strong team that will only get better. They are very tactical AND VERY TECHNICAL. They are the most exciting team to watch right now. Back to Brazil, contrary to popular belief, Mano might not be the right guy for the job. I don't think he has selected the right group of players. Why isn't Hulk on the team? Why isn't Lucas getting more playing time? Is Andre Santos really the best left-back? As for right-back, Maicon and not Alves should start. Alves cuts too much in the middle and creates congestion. If Germany is a 10 right now, Brazil is probably is a 6 or 7 at best. They have a lot catching up to do.