Given its timing and its setting, the 2022 World Cup promises to be one like no other, and now it just 12 months away from kicking-off.
Teams from around the globe have been busy putting together their qualifying campaigns, with 13 sides now guaranteed to be taking part in Qatar.
But who are the favourites to lift the trophy, who will be the surprise packages and who are most likely to be also-rans?
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GOAL ranks the current top 20 contenders...