As an Atleti fan, it would be foolish not to live in the here and now, considering that, you know, we’re top of the league and all.
But, still, we couldn’t help but get excited ahead of the 2014 World Cup after the draw for the tournament was performed in Bahia on Friday afternoon.
My Oranje take on Spain on the first match day of Group B in what will be a repeat of the 2010 final. The game might be extra special for Colchoneros knowing that Juanfran, Mario, Koke, David Villa and Diego Costa are all in contention for a spot in Vicente del Bosque’s line-up.
Thibaut Courtois and Toby Alderweireld will be satisfied with the draw, as they should be able to help outsiders Belgium advance past a group which includes Russia, South Korea and Algeria.
Elsewhere, Diego Godín, José María Giménez and Cristian Rodríguez face a tougher challenge as they’ll take on England, Costa Rica and 2006 winners Italy.
If we’re lucky, we might also see Josuha Guilavogui and Sílvio in action for France and Portugal, respectively, but what we’d really like to see is for João Miranda and Filipe Luís to represent the Seleçao in their country’s quest to win a sixth World Cup on home soil.
Which Atleti players do you think will be present at the tournament this summer and who will do best?