On paper, this looks like a fearsome threesome; Australia being the odd-ones out. We have the winners of their last three competitive international tournaments, including this tournament four years ago in South Africa, the side they beat in the final there – the Netherlands – and Chile, darkhorses on their own continent and thrust into the limelight following their 2-0 triumph at Wembley in November.
Not long to go until the renewal of the greatest football tournament on Earth, the World Cup. The pre-tournament warm-up matches are coming to a close and the final preparations by each country are being made. This is my guide to those competing in Brazil this summer, with predictions.