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Thanks for all your comments and questions.
What will be the kick-off times for the group stages and what time will that air in England?
What do you think the average cost of getting to the World Cup and staying in Brazil is going to be for two weeks? (Or what will be the cheapest way to get to Brazil?)
Will the ball manufacturers release a new, roundest-ever ball that moves like a drunken swallow and leads to some crazy 35-yard goals in the opening fixtures? If so, will it be called something like Futseo, Tourneo or Mondiplex?
History goes against European teams in World Cups held in South America. Is this one likely to buck that trend?
How much of the tournament's success do you think will depend on the achievements of the Brazil team?
On a general note, do you prefer the 24 or 32 team World Cup format?
The World Cups aren't really as bad as people like to make out, isn't just a case of everything always being better in the past, no matter what it is....
How confident are the Brazilian people and media of success?
What are the best and worst things about covering a World Cup?
Which country is destined to bring the hottest dames?
If ITV or the BBC didn't do a very good job of coverage, is it realistic that Russia 2018 could be on Sky or BT? Or is there still a 'crown-jewel' TV list that would prevent this?
Will we see Fifa tax exemption and pop-up courts much like in South Africa? Are all these corporate shenanigans now the primary basis for selecting a host for the tournament? I've always thought that the lack of unconditional acceptance of such demands was the reason that England never stood a chance of hosting
Argentina have looked excellent in qualifying for the World Cup. Wouldn't it be just like them to steal Brazil's thunder and win in Rio? I have them down as dark horses. With Messi having an actual role in the side and flourishing, who's to stop him cementing his legacy as perhaps the best ever?
Brazil have invested 9billion of taxpayer's money into the World Cup, banking on it to help and grow their country. I have always wondered exactly what the long-term benefits are to the host nation?
Brazil are going into the World Cup with a squad of mostly young and very promising players. Spain (and to an extent Germany and Argentina) are arriving with squads of experienced players at about the peak of their ability. Does the fact that Brazil aren't going there with the likes of Kaka, Ronaldinho, Robinho et al, in their swansongs, represent cultural problems with Brazilian football? it seems many of their 'stars' simply lack the longevity of Europeans. I for one, doubt the current Brazil side has the ability, or perhaps experience to win the thing.
I'm Scottish, what am I even doing here?
Which measures, if any, do Fifa intend to take to avoid a repeat of the over-cautious, joyless football that was on show – especially during the group stages – in South Africa three years ago?
What about the chances for England to win the World Cup?
How do you think the world would feel if England fail to qualify?
Owen is in the comments section answering questions
Who will be 'the poster boy' for World Cup? Neymar?
Owen Gibson will be online from 3pm to answer your questions about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The tournament kicks off in São Paulo on 12 June 2014, a year from today. To mark the occasion we have published a range of articles:
Owen Gibson has written about what Fifa will want to achieve from the tournament; Scott Murray has been looking forward to what could be a great World Cup; and Jonathan Watts, our man in Brazil, has been listening to Zico and assessing the mood in Recife.
Finally, If you are planning to visit Brazil, or have gone to a previous tournament, we would love to hear from you on our open thread about World Cup travels.