90 more days til World Cup South Africa 2010 begins... Toughts, predictions, etc.

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I personally can't wait. I feel that it will be one of the best tournaments ever. Plenty of talent form a lot of teams.

I will say my support goes for Brazil, all the way!!!

 
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I guess Spain has good chances but hoipe of course for my country Germany.
Btw Jermaine Jones will start soon with training for Schalke.Maybe not to late for him to be a member of the USA squad.
 
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Originally Posted by MoGotti2

who is the favorite?
Right now, here are your odds.
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3/1
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3/1
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4/1
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Can't wait. My favorite event in sports hands down, just barely ahead of March Madness.

If I had to pick now, I would say Spain are your champions.
 
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If England gets their %%% together, they could be dangerous.
Hopefully Ashley Young and Agbonlahor get some burn.
Gerrard and Lampard playing in the middle,

and their defense is on point.

This is Cristiano Ronaldo's only chance of winning a world cup,
Portugal has a bunch of players in their prime, Carvalho and Bosingwa in the backfield,
Simao, Quaresma.
but he's in the group of death, and they have to get passed Brazil and Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast is a sleeper team, they could make some noise, I hope they make a run,
this is Didier Drogba's last world cup most likely he's 30 or so.

Sorry to break it to you USA, but England is going to win, and the host nation always advances.and Algeria is a tough team.
 
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Rooting for Brazil but my underdog is Ivory Coast.[table][tr][/tr][tr][td]
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-U.S. aren't getting past the round of 16

-Spain are going to disappoint a lot of people and wont even make the semis

-Brazil's direct and boring approach will get them to the semis

-Dont sleep on Italy and either Germany/Argentina making the semis

-This is the best England team in decades but they are still over-rated and wont make the finals

-I wouldnt be surprised if no African team makes the knockout stage

-Netherlands will dazzle us with 2-3 nice performances before bowing out meekly in the 2nd round

-My sleeper teams are Serbia, Switzerland, Denmark, Greece (one of them to make the QFs)

-Either Brazil or Argentina to win it all. A dream final would be Brazil vs. Argentina with 2 former WC winning players coaching their respective sides
 
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Originally Posted by cruzair13

If England gets their %%% together, they could be dangerous.
Hopefully Ashley Young and Agbonlahor get some burn.
Gerrard and Lampard playing in the middle,

and their defense is on point.

This is Cristiano Ronaldo's only chance of winning a world cup,
Portugal has a bunch of players in their prime, Carvalho and Bosingwa in the backfield,
Simao, Quaresma.
but he's in the group of death, and they have to get passed Brazil and Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast is a sleeper team, they could make some noise, I hope they make a run,
this is Didier Drogba's last world cup most likely he's 30 or so.

Sorry to break it to you USA, but England is going to win, and the host nation always advances.and Algeria is a tough team.
Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? Ronaldo is in his mid-20s and has 2-3 WC's left in him. Portugal are developing young talent at a rapid pace and will be competitive for years to come. Anyways, despite having a very good team, Portugal will always be hard pressed to challenge the other elite teams of the world.

The Ivory Coast are extremely over-rated and can not defend for crap. They routinely allow 2-4 goals in tournament play. They just fired their head coach for losing a match to Algeria...his only loss as Ivory Coast head coach in 21 matches
. Guus Hiddink just turned them down and they do not have a coach with less than 3-months to go. Oh yeah, they lost 2-0 to Korea in a friendly 2 weeks ago despite fielding a strong side. This team is a mess and haven't beat any good teams in the last 4-years. They will need a miracle to advance out of their group. The 3 pts vs. North Korea are there for the taking but getting 3 pts from Brazil/Portugal will be extremely difficult to do. Even if they do advance, they'll have Spain waiting for them in the next round. Anyways, watch out for Gervinho. He's their 2nd best attacker.
 
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