The World Cup started last week, and many of this year's competitors happen to be huge forces in the world of energy. Leaving soccer aside for the moment, how would you rank their strengths and weaknesses? The United States may have the most productive regulatory environment, but can it compete with Russia's pure mineral wealth?

In the following video, Motley Fool energy analysts Taylor Muckerman and Joel South, inspired by a tweet from @BoredElonMusk, discuss their picks for the top global-energy superpower.