As most of us know, FIFA likes to change how they do the World Cup seeding to suit their needs. However, we can still discuss who we think deserves one of the coveted 7 seeds (Brazil is a lock, since they are host). So with Brazil getting one of the seeds, that leaves 7 spots. Brazil is locked in at number 1: 1. Brazil The virtual locks are: 2. Spain 3. Germany 4. Argentina I believe that the Netherlands are a near lock: 5. Netherlands So, that leaves 3 spots. Which are the candidate teams? I would say Croatia, Portugal, Colombia, Italy, England, and possibly Ecuador, Russia, Belgium and Cote d'Ivoire. I would be shocked if these last four are seeded, as they do not have a lot of World Cup success. I would bet on the last three seeds going to Italy, England, and Croatia.