What is really a powerhouse? Fans from traditional participants of the World Cup, or in european cases, the EUROCUP, (this, because in Conmebol they don't need to qualify to a Copa America), are always bragging about how pwerful their NTs are, about their superstars (at least according to what the player gets paid), about how "in paper" sublime these teams can be. But the reality is that in every tournament only one team can call themselves: the Winner. Which teams can really be called Powerhouses? Those who are proven winners? or/and those that got "world class stars" (I call them in some cases: overpaid bums). We know Brazil is the main powerhouse currently, they won the last WC and recently just won the Confeds Cup rolling over powerful Argentina. Plus they have won everything (except for the olympic gold medal ). So, who else dares to call themselves a Powerhouse and what are their merits?