England has a long way to go. The emotion is always there. The talent is good enough. The experience of the players is there. Will the chemistry be what it needs to be in order to surpass the other powers? That's a big question. Back to the talent. Is it good enough? Most people will argue that they'll always be good enough, but how can they take it a little further? There are many reasons that have been holding them back in recent years. Bad luck, bad chemistry, mental lapses. What's next for England? They're always one of the teams to watch. They should at the very least provide interesting conversations as the World Cup approaches.
Where will Spain go? They have reached their limit with this group of players that is slowly being replaced. Their chemistry cannot be matched by future teams. At least, it would be very difficult to replace arguably the best team of all time, that being Spain from 2006-2013. They'll still be competitive, however, they will likely return to the old saying of being "one of the best teams to never win the World Cup," now replaced with "one of the best teams not to win the World Cup again."
If Brazil can recover from Dunga's terrible lineup choices they will be prevalent, as Brazil always is. When Dunga coached Brazil in World Cup 2010 the team was too big, and not of the classical Brazilian approach, which is agile and creative. They were good, but not what people expect to see of Brazil. Similarly, when Dunga coached the 2014 squad the lineup was unimaginative and flat out boring at times. There was a window between 2010 and 2012 when Dunga was replaced as coach by Menezes, and he brought in more creative players with the typical Brazilian artistic approach. Which didn't last long, thanks to Dunga. He was a good player in his day, but as a coach Brazil has declined. With the right coach bringing in the right lineup and guiding them the right way - which Dunga also failed at - Brazil should be well on the way to playing as five time champs.
Italy, as usual, will claim they have one the worst teams they've ever fielded, yet, they'll prevail as one of the top teams. Unlike England, Italy has the ability to step out of bad slumps over the years with consistent World Cup success, with finals appearances. There is something about them that allows creativity to flow from their dominant defensive stance. That is, when it's needed, they can create something out of nothing, even when their lineup isn't traditionally a "creative group of guys." That seems to be a salient Italian quality. They can bring something together, whereas England cannot. There is something to be said about taking an overly cautious defensive approach, as Italy is known to do. They think defense first and everything else comes together later. If this stereotypical way of viewing Italy is correct then it begs the question: Is this a good approach? After all, if everything on the defensive end is in place and confident, then the team can confidently move forward with the attack and take chances here and there. Based on the good Euro 2016 showing, Italy should be on their way to another successful World Cup.