Aaron Ramsey may not be at the World Cup - but he is certain the winners will come from an elite pool of three teams.

The Wales international will have a watching brief as 12 of his Arsenal team-mates take part in this summer’s tournament in Brazil.

However, Ramsey feels that the only one likely to come back with silverware is Santi Cazorla, as Spain seek to defend their title.

When the Brazilians are playing well, it's always enjoyable watching them express themselves

Aaron Ramsey

“I think Brazil have a good chance, and Argentina as well,” the 23-year-old told Arsenal Player. “Maybe Spain. I reckon one of those three will win it.

“When the Brazilians are playing well, it's always enjoyable watching them express themselves. I'm really looking forward to seeing them.

“Belgium are a great team. They're probably a bit inexperienced at major championships but they have some great players who are currently playing at the top level.

“I'm sure they’ll have a good World Cup. I don't think they will quite go on to win it but I'm sure they’ll have a good run.”

Wales have not qualified for the World Cup since 1958, but with a promising crop of players at their disposal Ramsey is confident they will do so soon.

“That's one of my targets and one that hopefully we will manage to achieve,” he said. “We're a team that is developing and we have a good opportunity to qualify for the next Euros.

“We'll hopefully do that and then our next target will be to qualify for the World Cup.”

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Rob Kelly 9 Jun 2014