Which country will emerge the victor? Can reigning champion Italy secure a repeat? Will the host country South Africa beat the odds? What about the secretive North Korean team? Can England finally repeat the victory of 1966?
Those are the question the world ponders today as 32 teams representing countries from every region of the globe begin the quest to capture the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
The pundits have their guesses – and so do you dear readers and Twitterati.
Per responses received via email, Twitter direct messages, Twitter shouts and comments, your collective prediction for the winning country is ……