Uefa president Michel Platini insists only three countries can win this summer's World Cup - and his native France are not one of them.
"I see three teams who have the quality to win it - in alphabetical order, Brazil, England and Spain," he told a news conference at the Uefa congress in Tel Aviv.
"Other teams may be hard to beat but they may not have the potential in absolute terms to win the World Cup."
Platini was speaking as he confirmed he will definitely stand once again for the role of Uefa president.
He did however mention France in a second group of sides he feels could cause trouble for the top nations, alongside Argentina, Cote d'Ivoire, Portugal, Netherlands and Italy - but strangely not Germany.