Crystal Palace midfielder Adlene Guedioura believes Algeria can spring a surprise at next summer's World Cup finals.
Mario Balotelli believes if he is to prove he is the best striker in the world he has to show it at the World Cup.
Despite fears of stadium readiness for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, Belo Horizonte is more than ready to play its part in hosting the football action.
It's 26 weeks to kick-off in Brazil and we round-up the best news, views and opinion on the way.
Sky Sports provides a simple guide for subscribing to our World Cup fixture calendar.
Chief News Reporter Bryan Swanson on the trouble plaguing the 2014 World Cup stadium in Sao Paulo.
Our man in Brazil, Geraint Hughes, issues advice for England fans planning World Cup trips.
Merse tips wins for Man City, Tottenham and Man Utd - but not for Cardiff or Newcastle.
Predicting Aston Villa v Man Utd is as tricky as picking a Premier League winner, says Gary Neville.
The title may be out of reach but Luis Suarez can fire Liverpool into the top four, says Jamie Redknapp.
Fabian Delph's energy and left foot could be of real use to England's midfield, says Jamie Carragher.