The winners of a poll conducted by the BBC Sport website of football experts from around the world can be found here:
Perhaps as interesting are the individual 1-2-3-4 selections here:
They include a few surprises ie
Paul Kennedy of Soccer America magazine rating Mexico as a top four side.
Former Sweden full-back Jan Olsson predicting England, Germany and Ivory Coast are all capable of making the semi-finals.
France Football's Xavier Rivoire sticking his neck out with Ghana and New Zealand.
And Chris Waddle putting Serbia as third.
From over 50 pundits from more than 20 nations, no-one picked previous winners Italy, Germany or France as champions.
Is it foolish to write off these sides? Could Ghana or another African team make the last four? Or maybe you agree with some of the pundits?
Would be good to hear YOUR take on how things might pan out.
Previous day's debates are here:
Wednesday - Brazil
Tuesday - Argentina
Monday - England