The World Cup is a highly publicised event, and now, there might be some rather unexpected contenders.
By 2050, players could be facing off against football-playing robots.
Every year in Japan, an event called RoboCup takes place where cleverly crafted droids face off in a series of competitions.
This year included football as a challenge:
Now, most of the robots in the video were barely able to stay upright, but there's 33 years between now and then, so they've got plenty of time to train themselves up.
So you never know - maybe they'll be able to bend it like Beckham better than you can.